The Reward is in the Process
By Tim Belonax
This book is a tool for expanded self-education through process-based assignments. It was created as a homage to John Baldessari’s Class Assignments, (Optional) and influenced by Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies, as well as the teachings of Sister Corita Kent and John Cage. It was designed as a book to facilitate the random selection of assignments and printed through Blurb with the intent of creating an accessible tool for creativity that could live in a home, on a desk, or bookshelf.
The pedagogical state of design is in flux. The rapid acceleration of technology and the pace of business pursuits leave little room for a traditional design education to grow, letalone one that embraces exploration. With the increase in online courses and tools-based seminars addressing design, it’s vital that designers (or those interested in pursuing design) challenge their abilities outside of today’s typical constraints. How else will designers find something new if they don’t go beyond what is asked?