In praise of pencil shavings

Technology is a wonderful thing. It does speed and precision, it crunches through data and it makes the geography of a project a mere detail. But come on: pencil shavings…

In the by-products of a manual process, there are moments of wonder that can change the direction of an idea, or spark a new idea.

It’s one of the many reasons why I’m in favour of designers exploring the creative world beyond their screens, whether that’s in hybrid process or portfolio careers.