The Simulated Studio Environment.

I like to think about the future. I’m a cautious person, and by extension, like to plan things to ensure things go smoothly. And I’m also a bit of an introverted personality. In many ways this means I don’t experience the world to the extent that others do, and this in many ways leaves me with some narrow perspectives on things. The opportunity to simulate a studio environment as I learn to develop my design skills helps me to gain perspectives I otherwise would be inclined to shut myself out from. And in creative industries, perspective is everything.

This goes for design studios too, right?

In his book, Burn Your Portfolio, Michael Janda advises not to work in a vacuum. “Time after time, I saw good design turn into great design through collaboration.”

The readily available feedback is invaluable. The environment is supportive. The work is fresh.


When I think of my future as a designer, the potential is there to be anxious about success. But when I look around this studio environment, all I see are my future collaborators and supporters. I plan to work with these designers. This could be my future professional network, and our mutual experience of learning better design forms a bond I hope to maintain, and I can already recognise our good design becoming great design. Retrieved 6 March 2017, from

Janda, M. (2013). “Burn your portfolio : stuff they don’t teach you in design school, but should” (1st ed.) Retrieved 6 March 2017, from

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