I don’t have any heroes, and I don’t have any questions. There, I said it. It’s hard to plan an interview when you don’t have any of the above. Damn frustrating too. I feel like it’s a reflection on my own character – you don’t have heroes? Well, if you want to be anything, or want any success or want to be a good designer, you’d better get some.
Well, how do you get heroes? Look at webpages for stuff you like? I guess I lump “heroes” and “liking” into two different categories. Part of my job in Roswell is doing trend research, and I’ve spent the last 2 years searching through WGSN and other smaller sites for trend forcasting. Did anyone from those hundreds of site strike me as a hero? No. What the hell is wrong with me? Should I be an accountant instead?
Heros have passed through my life, but as I think more about it, they are either dead or MIA! And none of them are design related!
Heda Kovaly-after reading her amazing bio, I spent several months writing to journalists in the Czech Republic to find her. Mission was accomplished, but as I said in class, it’s been a while since I heard anything and I fear for the worst.
Daniel-bek Dagaev – Chechen refugee I met while working at a refugee camp in northern Czech Republic. Amazing man, but our correspondence also ended abruptly.
Marc Chagall – Yeah, the famous painter. First guy that really changed my perspective on how to approach art. Dead.
Anna Akmahtova – Amazing poet. Long dead.
My father – floor cleaner at IBM – turned software developer (thank him for word wrap), software engineer for NASA’s shuttles, started own business. Sorry, not among the living either.
I’m also frustrated because I feel so isolated from all PC students outside my Winter 07 group. I lived on campus during my undergrad, and I know there is a huge difference in the social scene between those that are around school and those that aren’t. And I feel like the Co-Ho world has a huge advantage, and I’m on another planet. Likewise, with my projects, work, car problems, family, and a home that is battling demolition from developers, I feel I have little time to socialize. I feel I knew more students before I came to PC, just from reading their blogs!
Sorry for the shpiel, but it has been a very long day – an all-nighter, my in-laws leaving, class from 1-11, car issues, and a bunch of emails detailing a very long day at work tomorrow. Once the caffeine drains out of me, I’ll calm down and maybe sleep a little.
I appreciate the help I recieved in class with an interview person, any crack in a door is a great help! I just wish I was a little bit more intune with the world of other designers and spent more time remembering names and being inspired.