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A s a f a m i l y , w e l i k e 1t o p l a y S c r i b b l e s . W e m a d e i t u p . I mean, we’re designers: We’re not going to play someone
else’s games, for God’s sake.
 It all started back when CK and I were dating. We were at a McDonalds having a little snack, and one of us –
I can’t remember who, exactly – drew a little scribble on a napkin, turned it around, gave the pen to the other person, and said, “Make something.” And we didn’t stop. In fact, I’ve saved a lot of those early ones.
Now it’s our entire family. Someone draws a little scribble. Doesn’t matter what – it could be some weird, crazy-eight thing; it could be a straight line; it could be a circle; it could be anything you want. Then the other person has to make something intelligible out of it. The only step we’ve added is that, after one person is done with the drawing, we’ll go back and highlight the original scribble.
And, you know, we’re the Andersons. We don’t do
anything half-assed. Any one of us will take a random line
and maybe, I don’t know, turn it into a landscape. Now it’s
a landscape in a frame, on a gallery wall, with a patron
studying it while sipping from a glass of champagne. “My favorite and most important I mean, that’s how we roll. collaborator. When Linda left the
I really think it’s kind of an interesting exercise for your corporate marketing world in 2009,
brain. What’s amazing to me is the idea that your mind she started her own company and 42 can take a look at something extremely abstract, and, moved into one of my offices. She 43 because of your unique perspective and memories and life enjoys free rent, admin services, and
experiences, turn it into something else. Like back when daily Starbucks. And it’s worth it.
we were kids, and you’d lay your head on the ground and Not only is she engaged in our firm’s
watch the clouds go by. That’s a pig with wings, you’d projects, she also offers a friendly ear
think, or That’s George Washington on the dollar bill. to my much-needed business-owner
Scribbles! therapy sessions.” cka

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