Why This Designer Writes

Posted by Todd Anderson on Monday, August 3, 2015 Under: Motivation
If you’re a regular reader of this blog then you'll know that I'm a designer who also like’s to write.  

Creativity has always been a part of my life. Some of my earliest memories are of drawing and mark making and it's been a life long passion that ultimately turned into my profession as a designer. The recent addition of writing about all things creative has been a natural and organic extension of my love for what I do.

Don't get me wrong. My practical design work still comes first and I’ve never intentionally started any of my blogs. Instead, most have been the outcome of thoughts that I have quickly scribbled into my little ideas book that i carry everywhere with me or typed into a word doc or the notes on my cell phone. This note making builds up and eventually turns into something.

Recently the writing seems to have developed and I've found that it's giving me a lot more substance to my commercial design work. It's helped me to learn, research and read more about my industry and forces me to ask why a lot more. It's made me more vocal. I love what I do, but the writing and reading seems to add another dimension. And better still, I get to meet and interact with interesting like minded people. In short, I feel my writing is making me a better designer!

In : Motivation 

Tags: motivation life writing blogging "about me" design insight 
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