In the spirit of just trying to write more, I’m going to try and post something as often as I can. So here goes…
Do you Netflix?
You do and if not you should. Very demanding I am. I am currently enjoying the series called “Abstract” which is all about design. It’s especially great because it is really accessible even to people like myself who constantly believe they have no hope in hell of being a designer.
I’ve come to realise that in fact, we all have some kind of innate skill to arrange things. It could be the composition of a photograph. The layout of a web or mobile app. Do you rearrange stuff in your home or office quite a bit?
I think that even if we don’t have some form of creative degree under our belts, we are interconnected with others and what we believe in. So by nature we are all to some degree – designers.
Design is something we can all pick up and we do subconsciously engage with the process, quite often without realising it.
Recently at work we’ve adopted a more tactile way of working things out, yes designing interactive processes, workflows and so on. No fancy tools, just sketching out ideas on paper, post-it notes even. Yes we’ve gone back to pen and paper. What is great though, we are openly collaborating and getting involved.
The Abstract series has made me realise that most of the talented individuals all have first class teams behind them. It is that human interaction which empowers those people. We all benefit from that.
Have I digressed here? Who cares, I see my blog as a stream of consciousness.
I am connecting with you guys!
One final question: Have you ever tried keeping a bullet journal? I recommend it and that is a topic for another post 😜