I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Designing for God

Design can be a fun­ny thing. It can be the most frus­trat­ing, painful process, but it can also be the most reward­ing sat­is­fy­ing and chal­leng­ing process. The last term has been very enjoy­able in terms of my design work. It began with the frus­tra­tion I had been expe­ri­enc­ing in my work for the first term of the year, even stretch­ing back into the sec­ond year. But it improved and by the end of the term I was enjoy­ing my work, look­ing for­ward to work­ing on it and it was show­ing in the my work. Today I got my results for the final project of last term, the CU one which I showed sam­ples of the work here, and well I was pleased with them. But thats not why I’m writ­ing this.
I’ve been think­ing back about the dif­fer­ence of my work last term and the terms pre­ced­ing it. Ini­tial­ly I start­ed with what the project I was work­ing on was, the iden­ti­ty, web­site and posters for the Chris­t­ian Union at my Uni­ver­si­ty. When design­ing for some­thing or some­one of that nature there is only one thing you can do, bring it to God. The only way that the design of the CU iden­ti­ty etc., could do the job it need­ed to do was for me to take it to God, to pray about it and make him the focus of every­thing I did. In doing so it enabled me to not work for my own ambi­tions, not work for the Uni­ver­si­ty or my tutor, but instead to work for the glo­ry of God. Some­thing which I think we all aim to do, I know I did, but I think now I’m start­ing to under­stand what it real­ly means. What it real­ly means to give your day to day work to the Lord, to keep Him as your focus, the rea­son you are doing it, using your tal­ents which He gave you to do what He intend­ed them to do and to try my hard­est to bring glo­ry to Him.

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