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A designer’s “Bucket List”

For a while there have been a couple of things in my¬†designer’s “Bucket List”. Things I would absolutely love to work on.¬†They include:

  • Skateboard deck
  • Racing car livery
  • Movie poster
  • CD cover
  • Football kit
  • Book cover (OK, so I have done something from the list. Here it is)

So what is stopping me. Well, nothing. Since having this list I haven’t actually tried my hand at any of these.

I think this need to design physical products comes from my tendency to appreciate physical items more than digital ones. Yes, interacting with websites or apps is great (and I love the fact that thousands of people are able to see your work), but seeing a printed business card or poster to me has always given me more joy than the launch of a website.

So I am going to work on producing some concepts just for fun, but maybe with a real product in mind. 2013 is a year for acting on the things I’ve been putting off, so blogging about this now seems like the perfect catalyst, because what is a bucket list for if you don’t act on it.

Do you have a design bucket list? If you do I’d love to hear about them. Leave a comment below or tweet me @paulrandall.