Defining Your Style

Recently I took a step back and asked my self:

Whats my style?

This led to a slew of other questions: What principles do I stand for? What makes me unique?

In asking these questions, Ive yet to come up with a single answer. However, in my search for this answerI believe Ive formed a great foundation to build upon, and ultimately shape my style.

Some of that list:

  • Design is my passion not myjob
  • Design with purpose
  • I am a minimalist
  • I love reading
  • I love typography
  • I value the user experience

 

The initial list was much, much longer. I have already taken the time to weed out, what I consider, standardswhich ill cover another day.

Things that are now on my list have shifted a lot over the past few years, which is to be expected as the winds of change roll through. Our lives change, trends come and go, Internet Exploder adds support for a new(“old”) CSS selectors. The goal was, and still is, to find the essence of this list. The points that stand out.

Im not here to reinvent the wheel. Im here to learn, to adapt and ultimatelyto make something better.

My journey is made much easier with the ability to connect and learn from the best in the business via the web. Even more beneficial has been the ability to pit myself against them(Im highly competitive). Im not here to reinvent the wheel. Im here to learn, to adapt and ultimatelyto make something better.

Im at a stage in my life where Im asking a lot of questions. A word of adviceenjoy every moment of the journey. As a society sustained by instant gratificationasking these questions often leads to stress as theres not always a spoon fed answer waiting. I think as long as we are willing to embrace that uncertainty and have a clear goal in mindprogress will follow.

As I get more involved in theme design, Im hopeful that ill be able to mold, shape, and refine my style. I hope youll stick along for the ride, and even be a part of itand as always would love to hear your experiences, and your input.

Whats your style?