Life is our most important project. But it’s also full of constraints and challenges, just like a design project. Not everything can be the most important thing. So how do you prioritize work, play and family to live your life to the fullest?
Join renowned designer Ayse Birsel as she walks through a series of questions and visual exercises designed to help you reflect on your work/life/creativity balance based on her book, Design the Life you Love.
Ayse Birsel has been designing award winning products for over twenty years. She is the co-founder of Birsel + Seck, an innovative New York design studio that partners with leading brands and Fortune 500 companies. She teaches at SVA and has taught at the Pratt Institute. Her work is in the permanent collections of the MOMA and Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. She has received numerous design awards, including the IDEA Gold Award, ID Magazine Excellence Award, and Athena Award for Excellence in Furniture Design from RISD.
Aysa has this natural and peaceful way of speaking that makes you want to keep listening to her as she describes the exercises in the book and the design process she shares. I don't agree with those who might think that this is just for selling her book, and in the case it was, I found it inspiring. She shares a powerful way to prioritize our desires, needs and dreams. Life is simple, you just need courage to make the choices of what you really care about. That's the message. I loved it.
I read and watch a lot of personal development books so most of the things shared on here are familiar. However, her unique approach of designing the life you love in terms of creativity is inspiring and makes the "work" or exercises enjoyable. :)
Always trust that first feeling and build on it- she breaks down her process to elevate you to tap into your own- trim the negativity and allow the natural inspiration to rise. Awesome workshop!