Category: stress

“21st century designer”

Learning about being a “21st century designer” intimidates me. I know that I will have to adapt as I learn. But I struggle to see past myself when it comes to making things.

It doesn’t matter what the breif is about I have to apply my knowledge and experiences to the project. I dont think about “my target market”. As soon as I start to think about what other people want or like, I lose myself. It becomes generic.

I feel a pressure to alter HOW I work to suit this image that is being portrayed to us of a 21st century designer.

I know Im just seeing things black and white, there can obviously be compromises and not all designers work in the ultra business minded way that i feel pressured to attempt.

Instead of feeling lucky and excited to be a design student I feel this looming pressure to be this thing that im not sure I can be.

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My brain and my Brain are not connected.

First week of Uni I made a terrible impression on myself. Everyone seemed to just know what they were doing, but I just couldn’t figure out how to hush the excitement of actually BEING at University. So I just started drawing, and eventually my brain sort of caught up… sort of for a little while. I had a great idea of where to go with my project, which is still a great idea, but bringing it to fruition is what Im struggling with.

Its not that I am doubting my ability, or doubting my idea. I am so passionate and excited one minute and then the next minute I pull back to earth and realize I have no Idea how to begin transitioning my idea in to reality. Except… Sometimes I DO know how to begin and its all great again and then the next minute…