How An Offbeat Side Job Can Supercharge Your Creative Process

The former art director of McSweeney's talks about his adventures moonlighting as a Lyft driver, and how it's inspired his work.

For the past seven years, editor and designer Brian McMullen had a dream creative job as the senior art director and one of the senior editors at literary and humor publisher McSweeney's. He founded and ran the company's award-winning kids' book department, McSweeney's McMullens (where he published his own book Hang Glider and Mud Mask in 2012), helped to launch food magazine Lucky Peach, and oversaw much of the creative direction of a brand known for its unique and dynamic visuals. And in his spare time, he's a Lyft driver.

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