Authenticity is overrated

Great designers understand that being completely authentic isn’t the experience most of us are looking for.

The magic of Charlie Brown wasn’t that the drawings were life-like or that you could hear everything the parents said.

No, Charles Schulz left enough room for interpretation and imagination. He gave us enough of a framework to connect. The magic was the rudimentary drawings and the muffled sounds.

The work you do doesn’t have to be perfect. It just needs to be honest.