MUSE Newsletter: Lost in Thought with Eric Quint

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April 6, 2015 | Eric Quintsocial links

lost in thought
with Eric Quint

3M Chief Design Officer

I’m inspired by passionate people who live their dreams.

To me, brilliant is to make complex things simple.

My favorite app is airline apps for flight tracking.

When I’m having a creative block, I take time out to listen to jazz.

My favorite brand is Nespresso.

My favorite ad campaign is the Apple ad about change in the Air, which features the Post-it Plus App.

My favorite color is orange.

My dream project is to build my own archtop jazz guitar.

The best advice I ever received is “make good choices.”

My dream collaborator is someone who is an expert in a field that’s new to me, driven by curiosity to collaborate.

At least once, everyone should visit (and indulge!) at Gelateria Dondoli in San Gimignano, Italy.

If I had one sabbatical, I would explore a new environment for creative inspiration, with no emails or schedules to adhere to.

The most overused words in meetings today are innovation and design thinking,

At FUSE 2015 I can’t wait to present.

I’d define my personal style as professional, curious, and provocative.

My tools of the trade are empathy, focus and collaboration.

The biggest thing that has changed since I started in the industry is the evolution from design as a service to design as a strategy.

I’m happiest when I’m dreaming.

I lead by transparency

I wish I could have 48 hours in a day.

I’m proud of our talented and passionate 3M global design team.

You can usually find me happy and creative in the kitchen.

The last stamp on my passport was Amsterdam.

The next stamp on my passport is the Dominican Republic.

When I look back on my career I reflect on the richness and value of the journey.

I still hope to stay young (in mind) forever.

Find out more about his participation in FUSE 2015 arrow © 2015 IIR Holdings, LTD. All Rights Reserved.

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