Designer’s Debate Club: Is the phrase “Do What You Love” ruining design?

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  • Nov 19, 2014
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Is The popular refrain “Do What You Love” ruining design?

“Do what you love” — it feeds the soul but will it pay the bills? As this dreamer’s mandate has spread from an idealized dream to the driving force in work/life decisions, we are left to wonder — is it ultimately ignorant of life’s harsh realities: that doing what you love and making what you want requires a lot of unlovely doing. Is this popular refrain a privileged ex-post-facto for the already successful? Is it a comforting hymn we all sing as we walk away from that well-paying job into the dark unknown? Or are we really on the verge of a brave new world where doing what you love is the fastest way to getting what you want out of life?

Watch and listen in on our recent Designer’s Debate Club talk, given at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2014 right here in Cleveland, Ohio, home of Northeast Ohio professional web designers, Go Media, .

Panelists include James T Green, Sharlene King, Megan Cook, Grace Bonney, Melody Kramer, Jessica Jacobs

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Stay tuned here for more WMC Fest 5 Speaker videos! In the meantime, be sure to catch Grace Bonney’s talk, “Do the Things that Scare You” and Veronica Corzo-Duchardt’s talk, “Cultural and Historical Influences in Design and Creativity.”

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WMC:O-T-G is a three-day weekend retreat aimed at graphic designers, small business owners and other design-minded creatives looking to step away from their screens to get advice from our expert faculty. Our attendees will come away with tangible tools and action steps they can use to grow their businesses and become more confident designers.This intimate event is open to under 60 attendees, speakers, workshop leaders and staff. Located at Mohican State Park in Loudonville, Ohio, the WMC Fest community will come together in small cabins to bond over a campfire and their love for creativity.

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