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Jason Santa Maria on design and community
One of my favorite sites, The Great Discontent, has a great interview with designer Jason Santa Maria:
The default posture of the Internet is that you put work out and hope that someone connects with it, learns from it, and builds upon it. That isn’t unique to the web community, but it’s one of our community’s greatest traits—everyone shares what they do and we all learn from one another.
From the beginning, whenever I was in a position to tutor or mentor someone, I was always up for it. I want to leave a mark in a way that helps other people to be better and if I have knowledge that can do that, I think I have to share it. By doing so, it sets an example for others to do the same. It pays it forward and helps foster a better community.
I’m not generally a fan of interview posts but this site does them really well, and Jason’s story is inspiring.