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What do you design for?

What’s your purpose in the design world? Are you going to be a designer that only designs corporate material or advertisement? A designer that entered the field because you only wanted to make a living out of it? Or are you going to become a designer that designs with a purpose? To design things to make an impact in your community or even nation, without the care if there is no monetary gain; because the cause has a greater worth to you than any amount of money. I think that as artist and designers money should be a means to our end– to be able to create and design things. Our designs shouldn’t just become a means to an end of money, because you are ruined as a designer. I’m not saying don’t become rich or don’t make money, but if all you care about is the money then all you are living for is yourself. Let money become secondary to your purpose as a designer, you have the tools and ability to make your mark. Support a cause or a purpose with conviction and design for it, there’s much more satisfaction in that than any amount of money.

 

3 Comments

  1. hnguye91 wrote:

    I can relate, I switch from fine arts to graphic design because of the salary. Now after taking graphic design classes, my thought has change and I truly have a new passion for design. Money does make the world go round but it is not the unlimited supply to happiness.

    Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 8:09 am | Permalink
  2. dnguyen wrote:

    Well, though individuals work for better pay. it is different from me. I ventured in design to complete the goal, thus I design for purpose and not for money as I aim at educating the community through my work.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:04 pm | Permalink
  3. bscott15 wrote:

    I work as a graphic designer for Mason, and I honestly feel at times it is just like a production line. It is not about how it looks, it is how quickly you can get it out the door. Thankfully, I have school, and freelance works that allows me to explore and be as creative as I want to be as designer.

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:52 am | Permalink