In a lecture I had earlier in the week, we were asked, why we were doing what we are doing. This got me thinking. I am doing textiles firstly and simply because I enjoy it, but another aspect of design that intriuges me is that I want to design, in order to help people and to help improve their lives. I am very interested inhelping others and making people around me happy, I get a great satisfaction out of that when I suceed. I feel I need to broaden my horizons in my design field and perhaps dabble in another discipline, in order to survive in the design world.
Another part of me would love to be running a textiles/fashion business. Being in management of an important company making the contacts, negiotiating good deals, doing presentations, holding meetings, making decisions and ideally helping to make alot of money.
Who knows what the future will hold for me, only time will tell...
In my group for design and the market we have decided to look at the Weaver James Donald, however he puts his hand into other disciplines too, not just weave. However particularly in today's climate, it seems you have to be a more versatile designer in order to be a sucess. You have to strike the right balance between being a "jack of all trades" and "pigeon-holing" yourself.
Here is a link to his site Pick One, so you can check out his designs: