Ponderings from the trenches

As designers, creators, makers and individuals that get to express ideas for a living, whose ideas are we expressing? Are we really coming up with original ideas, or just recycled bits of our own lives that we get to explore? As I move forward in my education and professional career, I’m going to be much more aware of where the work I do is coming from. Perhaps an idea will be formed when I get the chance to remove myself from my surroundings, to not be so influenced. The only problem is, no matter where I go, I take me with.