Designers are ‘epic’!
After reading the title I am pretty sure you must be feeling extremely good considering you are a designer just like me. But just in case if you are not a designer, I’ll make sure to give you some really good reason to feel so for a designer.
Who is a designer?
If you Google for the meaning of designer it will simply tell you “a person who plans the look or workings of something prior to it being made, by preparing drawings or plans.” Though this sounds to be an appropriate definition but it lacks at some very minor point.
When someone ask me “What do you do for living?”, I’d simply answer “I majorly solve problems, make many lives simpler and challenge human creativity among many other things.”
It is true, a designer is not limited with just creating an artwork or illustration, that’s just a part of what we are. We are a typical species who loves dealing with problems. Let it be a simple system of how to cook food with limited number of resources to dealing with the entire workflow of a large organisation. Every single one of us have a designer inside us to some extent, it is that part of us that makes us look at the world from a different angle.
Why are designers ‘epic’?
Gone are those days when a company used to hire designers for making logos and banners or creating info-graphic documents. In today’s scenario a designer is an asset that is must needed for a brand to go big.
Not only that, designers are distributed in a very wide spectrum of specialization ranging from a graphic designer to a interior designer to a fashion designer and lot more. But despite of such a wide range of specialization, the main goal of a designer is always the same, to give the world something they never thought of and make their lives simpler and interesting.
Designers are mostly very open and believes in free culture. They would do what they want to do. They would learn many stuff just for the sake of it. They are bound to standout from the crowd is one way or the other.
Design is about making things good (and then better) and right (and fantastic) for the people who use and encounter them.