I chose Communication Design because it gives me what I’ve found is necessary for my growth as a designer: freedom. Graphic Design is an extremely expansive field and I was drawn to the idea that I could mold it into many aspects. For me—I feel inspired by the potential of possibility, of knowing that I can have the freedom to move both creatively and physically. Feeling limited or tied down is what stifles myself as an artist the most.
Fear is another key element. I feel like if we are not doing something that intimidates us in some way—that what we produce is stagnant. I continuously want to learn how to make my work modern, without always having to rely on technology as the source of that modernity.
I want my contribution to the field of graphic design to be one that breaks down the barriers of what it means to be a designer. A designer doesn’t need to be limited to the conventions of society: a studio environment, working behind a desk, producing work for various clients. I want to be a designer/business woman/farmer/public speaker/author/chef/humanitarian. Since I am interested and inspired by so many things—shouldn’t my profession reflect that? Instead of ‘What do you do?’ I strive to ask myself and my peers in the field, “What don’t we do?”