Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I love em —

I may be new to all of this, but I do know this is a battle every designer faces. We go to school, earn fancy degrees, become amazingly talented—and for what? Maybe it's fame, fortune, passion... blah blah blah. I just want to add a little beauty to our world. I want to cut down the number of ugly ads and billboards and make art out of them. I want to create stunning works that not only get noticed— but also work with their surroundings to make our world a little nicer. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, I want to change the world. Maybe this is why I am always so dissatisfied.
I feel confused. As a designer, I should be creating pieces that work for my client. I should make them happy. On the flip side—I am the one with the design education. Where is the line between simply doing a task and providing a service and being a skilled intelligent professional who already knows what works best for the client. This might be something that comes with time. I'm not sure. I am unhappy with a lot of my current work. I don't think it was designed as well as it could have been. However, I was told to do what the client asked— I felt my hands were tied.
Should I have thrown myself on the fire?
Should I have refused and said, "No, I will not stand for this!"?

So now I face an imaginary fork in the road. It's imaginary because it may not be my choice to make.

Sure when one door closes, a window opens... is that how that goes?

We'll anyways. I have two appointments with destiny tomorrow.

For some reason, I feel this may determine the course of my entire career.

—However, I have been know to exaggerate

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