First Things First

Lately I’ve been pondering many questions regarding my place as a designer. I feel I may have lost sight of certain goals which have lead me to question my purpose. Design will always be my first love, however, I need to be true to that which I love.

I spent time last night rereading The First Things First Manifesto (http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/first/toolbox/manifesto.pdf). I recommend FTF to all designers, for it will stir up the same questions floating around in my head.

I’m leaving for Manhattan tomorrow for a week. I need a break and I need to clear my head. We’re planning to visit Karlson Wilker (http://www.karlssonwilker.com/), R/GA (http://www.rga.com/), Pentagram (http://www.pentagram.com/), Milton Glaser (http://www.miltonglaser.com/), Mirko Ilic (http://www.mirkoilic.com/), and as many galleries (http://www.whitney.org/) as (http://www.icp.org/) we (http://www.metmuseum.org/) have (http://www.moma.org/) time (http://www.guggenheim.org/new_york_index.shtml) for (http://ndm.si.edu/).

Hopefully this experience will bring answers to my pondering, however, it might just bring more questions.