Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah, and I’m an aspiring designer. I love looking at design, discussing it, analyzing it, and critiquing it, though I sometimes wonder if I have any right to. I am currently a student at John Carroll University in Cleveland, where worked with the school do design my own major titled The Psychology of Communication Through Graphic Media. In a nutshell, I want to know how people respond to design, why they respond the way they do, and what I need to do to trigger different responses. It’s design meets psychology.
To me, design is so much more than something pretty. Whether it’s interior design, product design, or graphic design, design is what gives life meaning. It’s your favorite pair of jeans that seem to effortlessly hug your hips and flare at just the right spot on your leg. It’s the big weathered leather chair at your godfather’s house that evokes the fondest of your childhood memories. It’s the much needed coffee mug that seems as if it was designed and molded solely with your hands in mind.
Design is the things in life that seem effortless. It’s the stuff that makes your day possible, and asks for no credit in return. Your bright red alarm clock that has just one button so turning it off doesn’t feel like you’re disarming a bomb. The not-too-scratchy not-too-soft bathroom towels that make your morning shower more enjoyable. The beautifully minimalistic lobby that calms your senses and eases your mind before you start another hectic day.
Design is an essential part of life. From the shoes on your feet, to the chair you sit in, design is a wonderful and fascinating necessity.
If you have any questions feel free to send a message my way. I’ll do my best to answer you!