I stumbled onto the beautiful work of Marian Bantjes this morning.  You’ve seen her work on the covers of books, magazines and other arty locales. Accomplished, Canadian, art school dropout, designer, illustrator…generally a creator of truly beautiful, varied work.  She is “eclectic while still personally identifiable.”

Her advice to designers (that I happen to agree with and I feel applies to any profession): “Learn to write, write well and write a lot. I don’t know a single accomplished graphic designer who doesn’t write.”