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Design is all Around

Being a design major, my eyes for design have become more aware of the Earth’s natural design. Especially in rock and mineral formations, their chemical compounds allow for their colorful creation. I personally am fascinated by the opal rock because it is not the typical mineral. The opal rock has a more hydrogenous chemical formula which allows it to become more transparent thus allowing more colors to pass through it. Creating a rainbow effect that most gemstones and minerals can not produce. I find color palettes of opals to be inspirational and visually aesthetically pleasing to reproduce in design work. It is important to be able to find design everywhere around you, if you’re ever feeling stuck in a rut. Look up, far, near, and around. Design is built into everything; everything can not have been made unless design was implemented.

Below are examples of how precious opals encase wildlife and the natural colors they naturally emit. To see more photos click here.


  1. dnguyen wrote:

    It is really true that design is everything we interact and see in the entire globe.That’s means the design is all round like the earth. for example, the rock given here is a good example as it gives different colors to the viewers and the lovers of design.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:21 pm | Permalink
  2. shuffma7 wrote:

    These photos are beautiful! I’m also super inspired by the Earth all of the time. A lot of my designs (that I make on my free time) incorporate nature and patterns I see all around me every day. This is a great reminder that graphic design doesn’t always mean being stuck behind a computer desk!

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:26 pm | Permalink
  3. kcarvalh wrote:

    These rocks are unbelievable!!!!!!!!! I want them so bad now, yeah if we start to look around our globe, and universe is a completely 4D design that we live in and get to experience different things daily. It’s so awesome, I love it.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:28 pm | Permalink