What is graphic design? What is design, with the capital d?
In spite of being a design student, I have resisted the urge to come up with the answers to these questions in the fear of finding myself stuck in limbo unable to move forward and get on with creating stuff without questioning. The one line definitions that encapsulated the entire domain of design created a greater void and left me wanting for more. Seven years into the field of design and primarily graphic design, I still do not have the answers. But what I do have are the questions. Questions that help me probe why I am doing what I am doing. Questions that realize the reach of what I am doing. Questions that solidify the ‘why’ I am doing. It is about I, about me, about you and about we. Jessica Helfand writes in her new book : In the end, design matters because it is an intrinsically humanist discipline, tethered to the very core of why we exist.