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For the Love of Aesthetics and Design, We Create

As designers, it can be difficult to express ourselves. Some readers may be thinking, but we are designers — everything we do is basically an expression of ourselves. But to the average person, it can be challenging to understand why people like us choose to design for a living. Many people say that it is best to pursue an area of study that “guarantees” a career, so with my interest in web design, I decided to graduate with a degree in Information Technology.

This area of study was very intriguing, yet mind-boggling and unsatisfying. The questions constantly passing through my mind were: Where is the actual creativity? When do we start creating? I felt limited because I had enough information to grow and be successful, but I knew I would never reach my full potential. I decided to switch gears; the endless reasons behind a designer’s work is far more valuable than any dollar amount. We are creators because we can see beauty where others cannot. We create to express ourselves and to help others do the same. It is for the love of aesthetics and design that we create. What is your motivation for creation? <3

3 Comments

  1. Antonino Gugliotta wrote:

    Anisa, very good piece that I can relate to. I’m glad you found the right path for you. Keep designing!

    Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:16 am | Permalink
  2. Ann Kang wrote:

    This is very lovely motivation. Keep creating a beautiful design.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm | Permalink
  3. Kaitlyn Hines wrote:

    It’s amazing how many designers I have encountered that never actually started in the design field. Very relatable and so glad you found your path.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:49 am | Permalink

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