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21st Century Kids: Emerging Designers

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library,
A close-up of a fashion drawing and color swatches
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”—Maya Angelou

What are the qualifications to be a designer? One can argue, people possessing creativity, problem-solving skills, and a willingness to fail, all have the capacity to engage in the design process. Many platforms, fields of study, and products are waiting for the next great design that enhances useability and functionality. The Los Angeles Public Library has a variety of design-related books to support creative thinking and problem-solving. Here is a sampling to explore.

Inspirational Designers

“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.”—Steve Jobs

Design Challenges

“Design can be art. Design can be simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.”—Paul Rand