The Personal Timeline via Information Design Project:
If you have ever had the pleasure to read “The Artist Way” by Julia Cameron then you will begin to
know that the direction you are heading creatively might be based on your past. I do believe that each of us have the ability to create our own reality. Both good and the bad. All of us determine our creative paths. You are creating an open-ended map of your past, present and future.
“See it. Believe it. Achieve it.”
By creating your own personal creative timeline via Information Design of how you got to where you are right now at this moment is critical to knowing where you might want to be in the future. This timeline should demonstrate (in any method you wish) how you got to where you are. It should reinforce all those “forks in the road” and those painful and ceremonial decisions you had to make to end up as a Junior in the Graphic Design Department at GSU. What will you do the next two years? Who will rise to the occasion and who will falter? Will you be a leader or a follower? Everything is at play during this pivotal time in your life.
How will you link your past to your future?
Who will show up on your visual timeline/information design?
Will it be a historical timeline of names, places, dates or will it be more esoteric? (colors, shapes, etc.)
It is important to retrace your steps and those people and places and events that changed the course of your life.
Are you the master of your own path or have others guided and coached you?
You can depict percentages of time in areas that you might have spent drawing/listening to music/
Reading/sports/ etc. All this leads to your timeline and how you got here at this very minute.
Take this seriously because I have seen this type of project actually change artist for the better.
For every action, there is a reaction and you are a part of that kinetic energy that moves us through time and space.
Use any method you wish to complete this project
You might want to do a video, compose a song, create a printed document or a one act play just to name a few.
Presentation must be professional.