Monday, May 16, 2011
“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk, your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks, and the way you feel. Life is art.” And I think that is something not everyone thinks about. That quote in itself, inspires me to find the smallest aspects of life, and make it a creative experience. I think it is a beautiful thing how we all view the world differently. We are united in our differences. Art and design are all around us, whether it be plain to see, or hidden deeper beneath the surface. There is a meaning and rhythm and feel to everything in life, and I feel that it is my job as a designer, to translate that to those who are unable to see that at first glance. Art is a passion, and it is a strong passion I have chosen to pursue in my life. I am looking forward to making it into a professional career, and it is something that I am eager to get to do, not something I have to do. It’s what I love.
Design has become a huge part of my life. I find myself in public, critiquing small posters, or ads in display windows, more so than I ever have. Being continually involved in the creative department, it has helped me to grow as a better designer. Curiosity as well, has developed my designing capabilities. Always knowing what is in trend, what is not, and knowing when to make a bold new move. I believe it takes the right “eye” to see past what may lay straight ahead. That is something I feel is unique about myself. I am always looking for the meaning behind things; there is always more than what is on the surface.
As far as my work ethic goes, I am not okay with “just getting by.” I believe that if you are not putting forth your best efforts, then there is no use in trying. I have carried this mentality throughout my designing and in any work I do.
With the strong work ethic I have, I hope that it will begin to prepare me for the future and my professional career. I hope that what I design exudes my passion for the arts and that people will see that clearly in all my work. I plan to continue doing what I love and that what I see will be shown throughout my design in a way that will move people, and help them to also see the beauty that is beneath everything.