What's The F*#king Word?

The occasional rantings and ravings of Philip C Lee, a creative dude in an often constraining world.

Philip Lee - Creative Director of Philly Puddy Designs

My name is Philip Lee, and I am the creative director for Philly Puddy Designs. I have been doing graphic design, videography and digital art since 1997, but I have been creative pretty much most of my life. I create professionally. Other than that, I am just a regular guy. I am pretty far from cool. I love to watch shows about ghost hunting and true crime, and will always have a soft spot for the movie, An American Tale. If you don’t cry during that movie, you are not human. Just my opinion.

Yet, that is not the reason I am doing this blogging thing. How about we get to that, shall we?

I have been debating for a long time whether writing a blog as a designer and videographer was a good idea. It can be a double-edged sword in this field. Every designer and their mother has a blog of some sort displaying their skills, which some people love and others hate. But then it hit me! That’s the problem in our field! Too many people trying to put creativity and technique into a box, and thinking it should be so. But wouldn’t that be the antithesis of creativity? For years, even the masters did battle with the common thought of their day, only to be vindicated with time. I think that is what each generation forgets: Just because it is different, doesn’t mean it is wrong.

So I decided to take a philosophic approach to this. Instead of trying to dazzling you my fabulous skills, or my elaborate techniques, I figured how I would approach what I do, and own it. Likewise, I would like to encourage others in my field of creativity to stress less about what others think about how they get to an outcome and worry more about the outcome: Good stuff.