This morning I attended a brief lecture at our local history museum on ethics and design. While I don't consider myself a design professional, design is an important facet of our lives. The talk was part of the monthly lecture series put on by Creative Mornings (creativemornings.com). These talks happen all over the world. I meet more interesting and creative people at these morning events. The Santa Fe events usually have a trio of musicians performing while we mingle, have coffee and rolls. Most of the time I only know one or two people, yet many know of me, so it makes for an interesting and inspiring morning.
This was the month’s topic and the speaker I listened to talked about the importance of design in our culture and what designer’s do professionally. While not a professional designer, I work in a variety of art and craft mediums, including polymer clay. I believe that design impacts us in great ways than we think about. Here’s my challenge for you: look around and take notice of design, good, bad or other wise, how does it affect your feelings and creativity? What you do to change the designs around you?