Over the past couple of weeks, I have begun to notice how design has a profound impact on our daily lives. It was never something I would have thought about a great deal in the past, but maybe I never took the time to appreciate it. I don't think others generally do either, or am I just jumping to conclusions here?
Recently, I have delved into graphic design in my work life and this is something I thought I would never have to try to teach myself, especially while already marketing a couple of venues. Having said that, I am in no way complaining. The bossman could see this after all. It has been the most satisfying journey so far and has opened my eyes to things I should have tried years ago. I feel we all tend to forget how important design is in our everyday life and how it influences our social and personal perceptions.
For a long time, I have wanted to achieve a great deal with my own life and still do. There are a lot of things we take for granted, and at times we don't fully realise what is around us, because we are in our heads a little too much. For decades, graphic designers and many others have been positioning products, forms of entertainment, and culture to try to gain the utmost engagement. Many don't care. But if you stop and actually take the time to look at something then you might actually think about the amount of time one puts into it.
We all have this desire to elevate our experiences. Whether that is practical or emotional - that comes down to you. I have found that graphic design is something that has endless possibilities but having experimented with those possibilities, it has given me a great deal of fulfillment. Now I may not be very good at it but if there is one thing you take from this, then it is that you should tune in to your creative and curious nature. It might work out. It might not. But it will certainly allow you to view things from a slightly different perspective.