This Dress Code Will Inspire You
Andre Andreev and Dan Covert are the principles of Dress Code, a New York design agency. They began the company five years ago to "create work that wasn’t defined by a certain style or limited to any particular medium", and their subsequent projects certainly have been eclectic: motion graphics for MTV; a printed book for Macy's; websites for a fashion network and an organization addressing global poverty; and many others.
Despite the broad scope of this work, they don't feel the need for a big firm; in fact, Dress Code's motto is "We're a small company that does big things for big clients". It's a positive message that comes through in a lot of what Andreev and Covert have to say about design in general. Here are choice quotes from a recent interview:
"The career of a graphic designer has expanded tremendously to all these different avenues."
"That's the great thing about what we do — you never have to stop learning."
"You can write your own ticket and learn as you go."
"Being a designer is not just designing something on a computer. It's the way you live your life."
To hear more from Andreev and Covert and see examples of their projects, watch the video below.
Note: This video comes from Adobe Systems.