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I've been thinking alot about design lately. I'm seemingly all over the place what with the new bronze Art Nouveau style pieces, Stile Floreal
and then I seemingly create something completely different with my Twilight Inspired Necklaces.
I've always been eclectic in my style and approaches. In high school, I was voted most versatile. So when you go to my site, you'll see eclectic, but what explains how I create and design those pieces? What is my design style and philosophy?
I don't sketch out designs often, I never sketch a necklace before I create one. I need to have materials laid out on the table to pick and choose. My process doesn't feel haphazard to me, but to someone else, it may. So I'd like to be able to describe it better. I decided to do a little research.
Design as defined in Wikipedia is "art with a clearly defined purpose" and "implies a conscious effort to create something that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing."
Ok, I can see that - when I'm designing beads or jewelry, my goal is to make something that functions as adornment and is aesthetically pleasing. But it doesn't really describe how I don't regularly draw designs and pre-plan.
I read further in the Wikipedia entry and found this:
Mark Getlein suggests the principles of design are "almost instinctive", "built-in", "natural", and part of "our sense of 'rightness'."
When I'm designing jewelry, I act on my intuition and what feels right.
I'm an intuitive designer.
So, dear readers, today's question is What kind of designer are you? Intuitive or more methodical? Do you sketch out designs or do you go with what feels right?
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