- Category: Design
You may have heard this question asked before - What makes a good designer? You know how some people just seem to be better designers than others. What is it that allows this to happen?
Is there really something in people's geans or genetic makeup that allows them to be more creative than others? Some people think so. In fact there has been many tests throughout human history trying to find out if people are naturally gifted or if talent can be learnt. Is there a definite answer? Well not really. There are people on both sides of the argument that have equally as strong opinions that their theory is the correct one.
Either way I believe natural talent (if it exists) would be the same as born creativity. If you have born creativity then you would in my mind be a good designer. But can design be learnt? Well sure why not? I believe that anyone can do anything they put their mind to. However there are obvious physical advantages that some people will have over others. For instance if you are taller you will be at an advantage to play basketball. Broad shoulders and big feet? Then you are at an advantage if you become skilled at swimming. More creative mind? Well you get the point.
But whatever you do you need to enjoy it and have a passion for it. Otherwise you will quickly grow tired, it will seem like a chore and you will not but your heart and soul into getting better.
Take for instance 2 young children. Both grow up in different families and live different lives. In one household one child is forced into learning piano. They are given strict rules about how many piano lessons they will attend weekly and what needs to be learnt. This child becomes very good and can play the piano very well.
The other child is given the opportunity to pursue whatever they feel like chasing. They choose piano as to them the instrument allows beautiful music to be played. They request from their parents to get piano lessens and try their best to learn new pieces and play music that excites them.
If we fast forward years later the most likely scenario is that the first child while having a great ability to play piano may have branched out to another musical instrument or something totally different altogether. While the second child has become the next Mozart writing great pieces and really utilising music as their career and making a great living from being a musician.
As we can see the person who follows their passions and dreams will achieve great things. If we are forced to do things that we don't always agree with then sure we can become great at those things but only f we make a choice to do so.
So what makes a good designer. Well sorry but that is still up for debate. All i know is that if you are passionate about design enough to be researching pieces on what will make you better you are taking a step in the right direction. Your passions will always win. Natural creativity is al in the mind. Literally if it is or isn't true your mind will tell you what is.
Just remember that paintings with sprays of a paintbrush can be classified as art to someone even if it was made by a 3 year old. While others only hold art at being a piece from a world renowned artist.