A new beginning
Pretty dramatic title, huh? After I designed my new site (the final version..) and when it was almost time to go live, I knew I had to write the usual little blog post about the new site. Instead I have chosen to ramble about the significance this new site has, and what it represents…
Recently something new has been starting to develop itself in my head. You could call it an idea, a new goal, fresh ambition. Where a year ago I would be pleased with my work quite quickly, today this is no longer the case. It takes a long time (if ever) for me to actually be pleased with a design I create. This got me thinking: Maybe this means that I’m not as good of a designer that I think I am, or maybe if I can see that there is room for improvement in a design, it means that I have the potential to be the designer that my inner self wants to see, and be.
Just a couple of months ago I was still in school, doing freelance design on the side and trying to improve myself. I was searching for something bigger, and I wasn’t sure what it was. Now that I have graduated college, and finally have that degree I have been working for, I have the feeling that I can finally move on to real things and finally get that noticeable improvement. To be honest, I always had the feeling school was slowing me down in my development and improvement of my skills. On the other hand, at that time I was also able to use school as an excuse, which abled me to not improve myself too fast and blame it on being busy with schoolwork.
Not anymore. No more excuses. Right now I feel that If I don’t make myself the designer I want to be now, then it won’t happen, because now I am no longer constrained by a system or a format that I didn’t feel to be growing in. I am free now. I am a designer with one responsibility. To work harder, learn more, improve faster, and become better.