Mike Dempsey's design business tips / Daniel gets a bit emotional

I'm a sucker for lists of business commandments … I'd make a great prophet.

Ahem.

Anyway … as I sit on the verge of a Terrifying Professional Adventure (more on which soon), I'm trying to absorb as much wisdom as possible from other creative sorts. This involves hours of staring at the blogs of Ben Terrett, Khoi Vinh, David Airey, Frank Chimero and, of course, Mr Dempsey (plus many others – one day I'll share my RSS subs list with you). One of the things I absolutely love about this industry is that people are so willing to share the stuff that's going on in their heads. On screen and in person, I've met some smashing, inspirational folks thanks to the medium of bloggery (and more recently, micro-bloggery). It's an amazing community to be in, and one that shouldn't be taken for granted.

For quite some time, I've been in a position where I haven't been able to be as open as I'd have liked to have been about my work and processes and influences and whatnot. That is going to change (seriously, more on which soon … be patient) and Swiss Cheese and Bullets will be at the centre of it all. In the meantime, I'd just like to say thank you to my lovely readers, subscribers, followers, commenters, etc.

You keep me thinking. You're all brillig.