Ergh, I don't usually rant or complain about my life in my journal;
but I think I need your.. thoughts for this kind of cases.
Just recently, I was asked to make a giant banner for my friends' science project for a competition. I was excited at first because I always have that kind of excitement when given a designing project. Plus, it gave proof to myself that people actually notice my art and trusting me with their project. Almost like a real client business
I worked hard during the past 3-4 days. Why so? Because as 'creative' as I can be, I always try to have a signature style in my designs. I always want to create a uniqueness
that can distinct my designs from the others; out of the box kind of design.
In this case, I design a science poster to a fully illustrated design, which include an illustrated conclusion and even the background! I tried to make it as colorful as possible, and as attractive as it can be.
And then my principal came, took one hard look at it, and..COMPLAINS.
He said my design had TOO MUCH pictures and illustrations. Which is true, because my designs are
illustrated things. LOL. But what pisses me off is that he wanted me to reconstruct it and replace the pictures with TEXT. Wall of texts. How old school is that? Or am I wrong?
What I'm trying to say from this little story/rant/complain of mine is,
in the world of designers, I know I have to work with these kind of clients. The thing is, I'm really confused right now between thinking with the current flow, or to become overly 'creative' with your own style?
I have always tried to be as 'out of the box' as possible, and until know, that didn't turn out so great. Not only this case, I have experienced much more than this.
I'm currently pissed off because I think us, designers and artists, always try to create something new and fresh to the world. But only few people around us appreciate and recognize what we call as 'great designs'. I know designs are relative, but do we have to keep up with the public's wants? Or do we stand our own opinions about our designs?
LONG RANT, I know.
Thank you to whoever reads that wall of text above and survives~
You deserve a cookie!