ANNA PENG

It’s Laundry Day

Laundry,

Cooking,

Cleaning,

Showering,

Grocery shopping.

These are a few things that force us to become better designers. 

Even on days when you have to do laundry, you are a designer. It’s the same with cooking, taking a shower, cleaning your room, or going grocery shopping. Doing home chores and other essential living activities make us human and keep us grounded. 

Just because you’re not on the Adobe suite, doesn’t mean that you’re not at work digesting and fermenting everything going on in your head. 

Laundry days present to us a period of intermission where we can take our minds off of projects so that we can come back with more dots connected.


If you’re a designer, laundry days are mandatory because it keeps us sensitive to the needs of other people. It will be the reason why other people will resonate with your work.

Do the laundry, do the cooking, do the dusting, the cleaning, and the much needed pleasures of everyday life, because it’s an empathy exercise that helps us understand the pains and gains of simply living in a modern world, thus helping us become better designers. 

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