My name is Daniël Samama. I am an art director and designer from Amsterdam, currently senior creative at N=5, Holland's biggest independent agency - and before that at JWT, BBDO and DDB.
Ideas are nothing if you can't turn them into things. And who says you need 'the' idea first? You can spend days thinking - waiting for an epiphany. But why not start making stuff and let the epiphany find you?
Materializing your thoughts is where the magic happens. Start with anything. See where it leads you. Turn your ideas over. Take them apart. Try stuff. Grind. Scrub. Polish. Analyse your own thoughts and let your hands explain. Now you’re thinking by making.