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To Be

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As a kid who liked animals, I wanted to be a vet. Then I wanted to be a baker. Then a gardener, a psychologist, and even an image consultant.

With so many options, it was so hard to choose one.

Now I know that I want to pursue a career in graphic design but not before going through all of my other options. It’s crazy to think that there are so many options even within the art world as the boundaries of what we define as “art” constantly expands. Performing arts, visual arts, conceptual arts, and more styles work in tandem to give us the flourishing art world we see today. Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if I had committed to becoming a psychologist at the tender age of 11 years in 4th grade when everyone was starting to shy away from “kid” topics and looking forward to the future. I don’t think I even knew what a graphic designer was until middle school. I wonder if I would have the same amount of appreciation for the creative process or if I’d have dropped art altogether to focus on other subjects.

With all the “what if” questions there can be, I think that it’s great to pause and think about the direction the world of art will be going towards in 20, 30 years and where we can and will be. Will we even need graphic designers with the crazy amount of programming that AI is and could possibly be capable of?

What do you think?

One Comment

  1. zidrizi wrote:

    That’s definitely something I could go into depth thinking about, its almost scary to think that the world might not need graphic designers in 20 years. I love painting and would be happy doing that for a living but the world doesn’t need anymore painters so I chose to major in Graphic Design because it would be easier to have a career in that field. I never even imagined that in 20 or 30 years, there may not be a high demand for graphic designers.

    Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 10:09 pm | Permalink