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.
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.
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