design is ?
May 6, 2008 § 2 Comments
Do I really want to take the risk and study for another 2 years? Study something that is completely different from what I’ve been doing so far? To do a design course, get a design education- something certain industry practitioners have told me is unnecessary.
“Just start working! Learn on the job and build your portfolio from there,” they say.
True, that would do. But I don’t want to get caught up in the rat-race of work. To get too consumed in trying to keep my head above the (foreseeable) rent + bills flood and clawing to make my mark in the world. I want a period of time to fully focus on what sort of design I want to produce, which aspects and why. And to breathe, for a bit longer.
What sort of design blog is this then? If I don’t even know what sort of designer I am. Well, it’s one for me to think mydesign ramblings through. A place to clear out my mind’s mental mutterings that go on through the day; random connections that drive me – and probably, my friends – nuts because of all the topic-hopping. (Jonny says I have an attention span of a gnat.)
So, here’s the thing, self. We NEED to figure out where this design bubble I’m sitting on is taking me:
- To further studies?
- To self-learning?
- To advertising?
- To entrepreneurship?
We (you and me, self) need to find out soon. By next month. When I graduate.
So for now, “Design is ?”
But by next month, I hope I find out that “Design is XXX.”