With each session (both in-person and virtual) we were thrown quite a handful of important topics about the creative industry and our fields of interests. Some topics I saw coming, but many others I had no idea of and straight-up felt ambivalent about.
I didn’t realise how complex the freelance life could be! dealing with weird tax brackets, self-assessments and all that ‘exciting’ stuff, nor the different, entrepreneurial-like habits that are expected of the modern creatives.
I began my second year (and DPS) with the goal of better figuring out what I’d like to focus on, be it Motion, Branding, 3D or a combination of all 3, and really get in there and put in the time to make things I can be kinda proud of, or at least not suck so hard at them.
With each DPS session I realised I may had developed a tunnel vision in that regard, and while that is still my goal....maybe I should be open to things that I’m not as used to, like designing for the greater good (whatever that means), as opposed to developing slick designs for corporate brands, travel the world to volunteer and try new stuff, as opposed to just finding the next gig, and really try to make work that's intentional, as opposed to create aimlessly for the sake of just ‘making something’. It’s a lot to take in and still wrapping my head around it all - I’m a slow learner.