Design is Everywhere
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” - Steve Jobs
Design is everywhere.
Natural designs may be observed and admired in trees, flowers, mountains, sunrises and the oceans and deserts of the earth. The earth is full of design and pattern.
There are also man made designs, homes, door knobs, cars, kitchen cabinets, etc. Everything we see today came from what we once couldn't see …at least not with our natural eyes. Everything we see today has essentially been designed. Designs are designed.
Designs Are Created
The Design Process
The design process can also be explored. Experimentation can also yield or produce and make designs. Innovators and inventors are using their God0given imaginations to explore and experiment with materials and resources they make available.
Sketches are the way many designers in the past have expressed their creativity. Drawing is a great way to begin to put form to creative ideas. Sometimes these ideas are deeply embedded in our souls and spirits. They may lay dormant for years deep with us, or they may suddenly shock us with a surprise voltage of ‘do-this-now!’
Sketchbooks & Journals
Sketches and ‘doodles’ are what I use to explore the design process. I most often start with simple lines, dots and basic shapes. I start from the center and expand the process out from a central point of focus. In my sketches, the lines and shapes of my designs often create patterns.
Designs Create Patterns
Designs create patterns, but remember …patterns also create designs.
In many instances the pattern (or blueprint) precedes the design.
It seems quite circular in concept. Think for a moment with me.
An original design emerges from the artist. The design has its origin from a pattern which has been pieced together internally …thought by thought, inspiration by inspiration, and revelation by revelation. The end from the beginning so-to-speak.
This design can then become a type of pattern for other designs.
As Steven Jobs, the creator and founder of Apple Technology Company, Design is also about function. Design is about how things work.
Designed to be a Sign & Wonder
My art is designed to be a sign and a wonder. My designs are intentionally made to bring an awareness to the Juedeo/Christian God of The Holy Scriptures. My designs work when those who see my designs and patterns become more aware of the amazing detailed and often delicate creation of life which surrounds us. Embedded within my designs and patterns are symbols and deep meanings inspired by the Bible.
Over the course of history, writing has proven to change lives. I write to continue the legacy.