Writing a manifesto sounds like such an intimidating task but as a person who is passionate about sustainability, I found words came fairly easy; the hard part was keeping it concise.
To research this project, I read through a plethora of manifestos, on design and other disciplines as well as sustainability standards from AIGA, GDC and Design Can Change. The ones I especially liked were beautifully designed (surprise?), bold and concise.
I spent a long time writing my thoughts on what I wanted my personal sustainability manifesto to say before beginning the design of the poster as I wanted to see how succinct I could make the copy. To make the poster striking, I got my sentiment down to one sentence: “design is my voice in the world and I choose to use it with integrity” and elaborated in endnotes.
I originally typeset the key phrase but later decided to put a little bit of myself into the poster and handwrite it. The remainder of the poster is quiet and orderly to contrast with the main message.
I worked really hard to research, write and design this piece and I think I deserve an A for the effort and outcome. Even though my copy is under 200 words, I think I captured the essence of how I want to conduct myself as a professional.
This was a really interesting project that I look forward to revisiting in the future.