|jacek, ian and myself|
ian noble. ian has long been a design hero of mine and i was lucky enough to have been mentored by him during the course of my MA at kington university, where he was head of the communication design department.
he was a big man, in so many aspects - big in knowledge, experience, generosity, kindness, inspiration and so many other admirable attributes.
thanks for everything ian, i learnt so much from you. my best memory has got to be of you reminding me to go down 'f*ck up lane' more often. yes, i would always freak out, being the perfectionist that i am... it took me a while to understand that you meant - ' in order to produce our best work, we must be prepared - through ideas testing - to produce a lot of rubbish along the way.' you have certainly made me lose my phobia of producing 'bad work'.
my time at kingston was indeed the best academic experience i've ever had and i suppose my final result reflects just that. thanks again ian. you shall remain a great source of inspiration and will be greatly missed. right now, my thoughts are with your loving family. rest in peace, my friend.