I was asked, “What are you learning about yourself and your creative process as a result of this unit’s discussion of values? How do you find that values (personal, political, cultural, etc.) inform your creative practices?”
I am a person with a very strong system of beliefs and values. They inform everything about me: the people I include in my life, the things I like to do, the things I say, the places I go, etc. So quite naturally, my values inform my creative practices. I am very passionate about protecting and positively influencing children and the people around me. One trend that I began to notice last year is that many of my projects and design concepts are centered on these beliefs. Last quarter alone, I explored three design concepts about positively affecting the lives of children. Coincidentally, my current exploration in GRDS 702, Graphic Design Seminar: Methodological Practice, is about positively affecting and protecting children.
I mentioned that this is coincidental, but maybe not. I think this is just another example of my heuristic biases subconsciously affecting my creative practices.
As always, thanks for reading!