For me being a graphic designer is not only a job but a way of life. It is something that permeates everything I do - the decisions I make, the products I buy, it's what I do all the time. I have been busy lately with posters and signage but also with chairs and my newest project - my new motorcycle. I am inspired by so many things in my life - music, art, food, restaurants and this inspiration usually leads to new projects.
With an active imagination you can create some amazing items in your mind but unfortunately these items don't always exist or exist in your price range. I delight in being able to transform something into exactly what I imagined it to be. I was in need of a new desk chair and wanted something sturdy but also bright and cheerful. I was able to find a solid wood chair at a vintage store and with a little elbow grease, some spray paint and custom painted fabric I was able to transform the dated chair into exactly what I was looking for.
Earlier this summer I did something I've wanted to do for a long time and got my motorcycle license and once I did that I needed to find a bike. The bikes I've dreamt of are out of my league right now so I crafted a plan to get a bike I could afford and customize it. I've always been good at fixing things but since it was my first motorcycle I needed to find something in good working order while I learned some basic motorcycle maintenance.
I found something in my price range in good working order so this winter I will be keeping you informed of the small changes I plan on doing myself.
I hope that these projects have inspired you to make design a part of your everyday and to take a chance and try something new. If you can't find it - make it!