Monday, January 12, 2009

The Importance of Having a Sense of Connection Within the Design Community

A “sense of connection” in essence is what everyone is always looking for. And we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be living and being part of an era of technology, where everything and anything is at a simple click. A connection with reality, people, and our surroundings is what maintains us on our feet.
“They will learn from their own mistakes!” Now tell me how many of you have heard this phrase over and over before? And Why? What is the purpose? This phrase no longer applies to any of us unless we allow it to mean anything. We live in a generation where there is help all around us, whether we are looking for it or not. We are no longer constrained to any chair. And that is why it is important for us, those individuals pursuing a career in the field of Graphic Design, to have a strong sense of connection within design. What we are learning and experiencing in this moment within graphic design will just become a bigger sensation as we go on further. And maintaining tides with those who have been in our shoes and are now on the top will only help us reach our star sooner. Graphic design is like a tree, always growing and always changing. If you ignore it you will never see it coming. Maintaining a relationship within the design community will allow you to see yourself grow and see others do it as well within the field of design. Lets continue watering the tree!!!


  1. Is that your own artwork? Nice. It completely goes along with what you're saying and I agree that we learn together and "grow," which helps make Graphic Design a profession worth pursuing and respecting. Because it changes with technology, culture, and taste there are opportunities to experiment and do something different.

  2. Connecting with design is allowing design to resonate in the mind and soul. How do I moved into soul resonation. Do I read about design? Do I read about what designers have to say? How do I find the passion?

    I know that I feel like I am at home in graphic design but, I do not feel the passion for design like I see in other people. I wonder why I hold back because if I put my heart into it. If it does not work out for me, will I be disappointed like I have been so disappointed in life. The truth even if I do not put my heart into there is still a chance that I will be hurt if things do not work out.

    I suggest that you enjoy the love and the passion you have when you make a line, shape and so on. The passion is there and it shows.