getting emotionally attached to projects

design

When I get a project that I really like I always feel this way. After I accept the project I start thinking about it and it stays with me the whole time and it effects every minute of my life in that time period.

So when I’m at the finishing stages I can’t help but feel a little sad as if I’m saying goodbye to a good friend. I’m starting to miss everything that happened in that time period, everything I’ve learned, people I got to know, hardship and success.

It’s not so easy to find projects like this, where everything is really good, good client, good purpose, interesting topic and also it’s something that fits my abilities. When I do, it’s really memorable for me, I think I had four of these so far. I feel so thankful for them, I hope I keep finding projects like those.

This is what I’m working on right now. It will be a unique prosthesis with an Apple watch embedded in it. What I really like about this project is that it is very experimental and open for innovation. Also I found out during this project that I’m really interested in designing unique prostheses. I like designing personal objects, and what could be more personal than an artificial body part? I think that someone who wears a prosthesis should be able to make it their own and make it personal.

The other strange feeling after finishing a project is confusement. Where to go further after this? Should I find a project that is more interesting or more purposeful? More challenging or pays better? After a while it is not so unambiguous what progress means.

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I am totally going to buy a bra from the money I’ve made out of freelancing

design, thoughts

It is an amazing feeling when you are able to make money out of something you love and believe in. To me this is designing, I don’t know exactly why, but this is what I want to do. I enjoy creating things and making decisions about an object. And every decision I make will factor into the end result. I really like this process. And I like it how I learn from every decision I make.