Philosophy of Design
I believe design is made up of a collaboration of individuals working for a common goal of sustainable design. Yet, ideas and interests do come from individuals, it is up to the group as a whole to take those ideas and turn them into actions.
As I entered my early college years, I majored in Business Administration. As years passed by, my interests in subjects such as accounting and microeconomics soon diminished and opened new doors to explore. The interior architecture department caught my eye with core values as Authenticity, Community, Innovation, and Stewardship allowed me to explore my interests in art and architecture, while contributing to the well being of individualism and the environment.
As years passed, I began to have a better understanding of what design is. I always thought that we needed to keep designing objects or a space because that is what a designer was. But over the years, I have learned that yes there are spaces and objects that need to be re-designed, but there's meaning behind design. Finding that one thing you enjoy most in the world, and making it your own.
The best designs come from a collaboration of individuals rather than one individual. It's been 3.5 years since becoming a first year in this major, and this isn't where the learning stops. My education will continue through my professional career and when I can sit back and ponder on what I have contributed for the greater good for the world, that will be the day that my fight for sustainability and efficient design will subside because I know that we all have something special in our hearts.
And as for me, design is my gift.