The Importance of Graphic Design as Contemplative Art

We called it a “contemplative design adventure.” In summer 2012, I traveled through Mexico for three weeks with six of my top graphic design students. We meditated regularly and sought out experiences of landscape and culture that could galvanize their practice as designers. Our ultimate goal was to create a book together: a full-length visual album of images inspired by the trip. The university where I teach and serve as Graphic Design Department chair, Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), supported this concept and fully funded it.

The idea for the trip sprung from my philosophy that graphic designers must develop a heightened sense of perception—a way of seeing, appreciating, and being that helps us authentically reflect the external world through design. I wanted to help the students cultivate this expanded awareness through meditation and travel, and I wanted to see how these practices would inform their art.

 

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About YaduSam

Hi! I am a creative Freelance Graphic and Web Designer based in New Delhi, India. I specialise in Graphic Design, Web Design, Branding & Logo Design, Advertising, Marketing, Editorial & Magazine Design and Many more. I studied graphic design at The University of Plymouth (EDEXCEL) UK and have a BTEC (Interactive Media) diploma and also completed my graduation in B.Sc (IT). I have gained a wide range of experience and have worked on some very exciting projects since last 4-5 Years. I am very passionate about my work and love to diversify and keep up to date with the latest design trends. I am committed to provide unbeatable quality and services to all of my clients at affordable and competitive rates. All of my work is produced to the highest possible standard and is driven by passionate and creative thinking.

Posted on July 10, 2013, in Art and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Beverly Hills Graphic Design

    This is Great! Add me to your blog and follow my blog so we can share some graphic design ideas

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