A recent compilation of scientific studies shows that drummers are particularly amazing at solving problems, given a mental tie between intelligence and good timing. Maintaining a good rhythm, according to the studies, improves the brain’s cognitive function.
What we glean from this for design: Move over design unicorns, we want design drummers — having a designer who is also a drummer means having the means to solve ridiculous design problems.
It just so happens that our UX Design Principal, Jon Mysel, as well as our Creative Director, Christian Linsey, are both legit drummers. We always knew they were legit designers, too, but now it’s backed by science.