Charles Eames once said, "The role of the designer is that of a good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests." Quotes like these strike a chord within me. Realizing that design surpasses my own desires is a journey that requires patience and awareness. A turning point in my design career took place when I chose a project that challenged my perspective on design. It was from this experience that I grew, almost overnight and became the designer that I am today.

I discovered that modern day methods of learning sign language came with badly designed booklets and thus frustrations. I saw an opportunity to redesign the sign language learning experience. I was able to find a way to design for a specific target audience, one that I am not particularly familiar with. I was also able to have some fun with different ways to use typography. Allowing the hands do the talking. In the end this project challenged me to grow and ultimately stands as the foundation of work that I hope to be a part of in the future.

BRIANA VAN KOLL         2020