Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It took a year, but I have a plan...

Last year I started venting about where I am in my life. A College Grad in 2004, starting working while in school been with the same company since(now 2011)! None of this is bad but I am ready to break out and try something fun.

I have been pining over what do with my life and how to achieve what I perceive is success. I am designer, I love to create but I also went into design because of the inherent entrepreneurial nature of design and creation, figuring I could learn the business of end of manufacturing and sales! I have learned a lot but I am still not sure what I should make for myself. Then I had a brain storming idea.

I going to start devoting a month to a product category for the next 6 months until I know what I want to make. I will develop at least one concept a day for 3 weeks and then develop the strongest concepts in the computer the last week of each brainstorming month. Seems simple enough...

Everything I do I will post here and on Twitter. I will post the finalized concepts on Coroflot.


April: Lets start with something easy... April is furniture
May: Kitchen products
June: Kids Toys
July: ?????? (racing products maybe)
August: ???????
September: ???????

We start Friday! I will upload the concepts daily no matter how bad or good. This is public so it will be dated and hence loosely protected as intellectual property. I will upload the final ideas too. Maybe we will take the best ideas and put them on Kickstarter for funding!

Comments are encouraged. Also if you have any ideas for products or anything let me know and I will take a shot at it.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Design! What!

When you are busy person with lots of things going on sometimes you forget the basics the reason you have chosen the path you have. Design Art, Art Design, Designers Artists, Deadlines Bosses and Clients...

Sometimes that is overwhelming but then sometimes I remember I didn't just become a designer to wag my finger at my teachers that said stop doodling in class. I became a designer because I was creative and enjoyed playing with duck tape. I like making things, it is such strange thing to say now because it is expected of me, so now when faced with a problem I look for the best already designed solution INSTEAD of doing what I always did and was trained to do and come up with my own solution. And god bless there is website where you can show your ideas, get funding and sell it!

So now when faced with challenges and problems I will not look for the easy already designed way but consider my own and stop pretending I make stuff and make it!

Sometimes after a long day at the office the idea of putting pen to paper and brainstorming can seem exhausting. But the only way out of this rut is to design my way out! Develop things that matter or not even, but will sell!