Recently I took a step back and asked my self:
What’s my style?
This led to a slew of other questions: What principles do I stand for? What makes me unique?
In asking these questions, I’ve yet to come up with a single answer. However, in my search for this answer – I believe I’ve formed a great foundation to build upon, and ultimately shape my style.
Some of that list:
- Design is my passion not my “job”
- 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, standards – which i’ll 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.
I’m not here to reinvent the wheel. I’m here to learn, to adapt and ultimately – to 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(I’m highly competitive). I’m not here to reinvent the wheel. I’m here to learn, to adapt and ultimately – to make something better.
I’m at a stage in my life where I’m asking a lot of questions. A word of advice – enjoy every moment of the journey. As a society sustained by instant gratification – asking these questions often leads to stress as there’s 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 mind – progress will follow.
As I get more involved in theme design, I’m hopeful that i’ll be able to mold, shape, and refine my style. I hope you’ll stick along for the ride, and even be a part of it – and as always would love to hear your experiences, and your input.
What’s your style?