Well it is over! I only have a few more days of uploading my daily work, but I am finished! It has been a very interesting year as far as my overall design work, but I am pretty happy with the result! I will write more about my final thoughts in the coming days!
So I am finally finished with all 365 days/designs! I may get a corny with this, but that is kind of the point of a project like this. I did this project as a sort of self discovery of my design style and finally get back into a habit of creating just for creating sake. I have always loved art and design always seemed like a natural fit for a career. Over the years I had lost my passion for design and art in general. It was not any one thing that really triggered me to take on a project like this, but a few things. I was and am at a crossroads in my design career and am still trying to figure things out even after all these years.
One of the reasons I took on this personal project was to get my spark back for art and design! It was like I was just going through the motions to make enough money to pay bills and not really enjoying design anymore. I had also come to realize that I never really developed my own style. I thought that committing myself to a project like this I would be able to narrow that down. So did I figure out and or narrow in on my style of design? Definitely NOT!!! I really don't have any particular style that I adhere to or practice. I can say that I lean towards abstract/minimalism and enjoy that type of style more. The thing is I just enjoy design in general and don't think I really need to be tied down to any particular style. Trends change and next year a client may want something completely different that what I did for them a year ago.
I guess the big question is, have I come away from this better or worse as a designer? Hands down, better in so many ways! I feel re-invigorated for art and design. I am already looking at what I can do next and take my design to the next level. I don't do things the way most designers do things and that is ok with me. It has taken me a long time to actually be comfortable with those words! It is all about the end result and what was trying to be accomplished. I don't care how I get there, just get there! Hopefully I have inspired and or at least a few people have enjoyed this project and what I have done. Either way I have learned that I am happy with it and that is all that really matters in the end!