In the past few months, I realised that some of the projects that i did were to please my classmates and professor through the aesthetic of it. Sometimes I tried too hard and went over broad in creating something beautiful for their eyes. But I don’t feel the sense of enjoyment while doing it. Hence, I felt that my work does not represent who I am.
Through this manifesto, it serve as a reminder for myself (as a designer) in what I truly believe in design. In short, my values as a designer.
- I will enjoy the process of my own creation.
- The works that I’m doing must be something I’m passionate about.
- Works online and offline serve as an inspiration for me, not to copy.
- It’s ok when my work get rejected at some point of time, just redo it or bullshit throughout it.
- When nothing goes right with my design, I will turn left and take a break.
- I will NEVER force myself in designing! (cause I make crappy things out of it)
- But sometimes, good ideas comes about when I force myself.
Each individual are unique and they have their own values towards design. They might not be 100% agreeable with my values and I’m ok with that. But at some point of time, I hope that designers take some time and reflect upon themselves and their values.
Why I use Memphis art movement?
“In the eyes of the memphis group members, modernism was lack of personality and individualism.”
This relate back to the background history of my manifesto where my work does not represents my personality.
“They break the rule of modernism, free themselves and opened up to new experiment.”
In my manifesto, the last 2 lines are contradicting to one another. This shows that I have set certain rules for myself, but at the same I’m free to break, remove and add in more rules and value into my manifesto. As I grow as a designer, there will definitely be changes to my values