Strive for excellence
Strive is all about reaching for a dream. Working as hard as you possibly can, and then making that dream a reality. I'm a graphic design student, and my ethos is to strive for excellence. Actually, I would call it more of a motto. To those who know me I am always working towards something. It's really important to that I become the best designer that I can be. This blog is devoted to sharing my work, and my journey as a designer. Through university, the job application process, and out in industry. I want this blog to be a source of inspiration to students and aspiring designers, and hopefully show them how to succeed themselves.
In my first year of university one of my projects was to create a manifesto of life and practice. At first I struggled to understand the concept of it, why was I writing about my morals, who wanted to know about that? Then I started listening to a song called 'Being good, isn't good enough' by Barbra Streisand, and I realised that the song described the very person that I am, and that's what a manifesto is all about. Telling people who you are and what you want to be. Go listen to it, it's a pretty awesome song, and it's inspiring. So I decided to base my manifesto around this phrase. I thought it was a good way to kick things off, by posting the very project that inspired me to create the blog.
My advice? Create a manifesto for yourself. Know who you are, communicate it, and show the world.