Having the audacity to say that design is more than pretty graphics and logos (because it is), takes courage and understanding the role of art in culture.
To employ consistency and invisibility in design takes a lot of constraint, because it’s rarely about you.
At the same time, to say that design can play a role in changing someone else’s mind (because it can), needs someone who challenges it consistently.
We’ve all heard it before. When you feel exhausted, go take a break.
It’s rare to see somebody work away all their waking hours and be happy.
For most of us, we need to time recollect our energy through a different form.
So be kind to yourself, and take a break when you need to.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with anxiety, stress, and unknowing because there’s so much out of our control.
But it’s also worth noticing that thousands of people across the nation are doing their best to alleviate the situation at hand.
With that, there’s been a lot of people this year on LinkedIn I have to be grateful for. Maybe you will make a list too.
Yona Lo, Mikayla Koo, Yoksna Paramanathan, Jaywhy Kim, Sam Chaya, Nadim Ismail, Jin Hong, Jessica Black, Victoria Gonzalez, Alexander Manu, Bernhard Dietz. Karena de Souza, Yannick Rothenbühler, Nash Escalada, Amy Chang, Nabeela Yasmeen Malik, Natalie Smith, Jason Cheng, Olaoluwakitan Oyenuga, Lya Bint-E-Aziz, Greg Choi, Salisa Jatuweerapong, Joyce Chang, Andy Peng, Alexandra Hong, Miles Collyer, Claire Wu, Mathisan Paramanathan, Samuel Elharrar, Jamie Bursey, Kelly Drennan, Jamie Miller Ph.D., Chris Do, Sven Slijkoord, Daan Grashoff, Jessica F. Shan, Amy U, Kelly Zhu, Caroline Ye, José Daniel Valdez, Sinead Bovell, Chris Ho, and you who are reading this.
There’s so many more to be included here, and I appreciate you all for sharing something of yourself with me. You didn’t have to, but you did anyways and that’s more than we could ask for.