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      Meet the Maker: Ample

       

      March 15, 2013

      Author: Kirsten Nyhus
      Meet The Maker Ample Furniture and Lighting

      Relentless. Perfectionist

      We'll say it again. Relentless perfectionist. Owned and embraced. That is Andy Johnson, founder and owner of Ample, tried and true. Speaking of the truth, these days Andy is obsessed with Dieter Rams, the one-time design chief of Braun. He loves his mantra, "Weniger, aber besser," or "Less, but better." Words to design by, words to live by. Enough said.
      Meet The Maker Ample Furniture and Lighting

      Ample Advice

      Andy credits Ira Glass with some solid advice given below:

      “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”