Is personal happiness a design problem? If design is "trying out creative iterations toward a specific goal," it just might be. Stefan Sagmeister has turned his designer-y eye on personal existential issues before, with his Things I Have Learned In My Life book/website, and has given a TED talk on design and happiness — so his latest project, a documentary he's codirecting with Hillman Curtis called The Happy Film, seems like a logical next step.
The auteur behind "Thumbsucker" and the newly released "Beginners" has perfected the art of making capitalism look beautiful, earning money off of corporate commercial work to support uncompromisingly artistic independent films. Let's call 'em "dependies."