Preface

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I’ve been given a maximum of 750 words to give a preface to this online blog, which is to include my values, principles and aspirations. Not an easy task. How to summarise this collection of what I’d call personal clutter? I feel a bit like a teenager who’s been told to tidy their room and explain how it got in such a state in the first place. This blog is my online bedroom where I’ve been able to place inspiring, emotive; images, music, and videos. Which are personal to me. Displaying your thoughts an opinion’s to the world is a very liberating but also a scary experience. I defiantly recommend trying it!

I’ve realised through writing this blog, it can be very rewarding to maintain and upkeep, there is something exhilaratingabout checking to see how many page views your site has received that day, and the thought that someone somewhere has read your latest post, it almost makes you feel famed and distinguished.

Above are some of the perks of the blog (excuse the pun), but to have longitivity with any blog you need to have stimulating content and an adaptability to the reader, weather they are familiar to your subject area or not. I’ve tired to make my blog as user friendly as possible although it is primarily design based, I hope that someone who for instance is not interested in design could still read this blog and be entertained. And although I have mentioned the viewers, it is just as important for the author of the blog to be as entertained and excited to produce the work as the viewer is to view it. Personally I have really enjoyed producing and maintaining this blog. I’ve learnt a lot about myself whilst on this journey. Mainly that I am inspired by almost everything the less design related the better sometimes. This did concern me at first. I thought to myself how can I expect to become a designer, when I find going for a walk along the beach or talking to a stranger more inspiring than looking into a design book. But my worries soon disappeared when I found myself collecting interesting imagery or when I felt envious of beautiful design work. I have realised that everyone is different, for me going travelling, seeing my friends, or painting with my three-year-old niece makes that creative part of my brain start moving. I cant design and think about design all the time, going for a walk is the break I need to get myself thinking again. This blog is a celebration of all the of various items I have came across that have in some way inspired me, not matter how unrelated.

I may wonder away from design sometimes but I do love Graphic design its something, which excites me more than anything else in this world. I love good design and I adore typography. I hope to one day be able to produce great design work, like the amazing work of Sagmeister, Pentagram, Why not Associates, and Alan Fletcher just to name a few iconic Graphic Designers/companies. These people remind me why I want to become a designer. I love seeing a piece of design which makes me jealous such as the innocent smoothie identity or the V&A logo for example, it reminds me of how far away I am from becoming a great designer, it makes me want to produce work to that standard. I know I still have a long way to go and a lot more to learn, but hopefully I will get there in the end, to become a great Graphic designer one to be remembered, I want to change the design world just a little, I want to create a more sustainable and ethical design environment, and lastly I wish for a world full of beautiful design.

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