You can’t go through graduate school, or any long committed program of learning and practice and leave the same person you started. I myself decided to pursue an advanced degree in communication design, the field I had been actively practicing and loving for over twenty years. When I first started as an undergraduate the program was called commercial arts. Then later referred to as communication design. What we’re called, what we do, and how we do it are always changing. What design is can best be answered by the AIGA, the American Institute of Graphic Arts organization.“Communication design, is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content.” — AIGA.
As I look at the above statement, I wonder if we are always looking for a new problem to solve, will we ever be satisfied once we solve it? Is it in our nature to always be seeking, asking questions, and trying to find the best answer? But once we have that answer, will we seek a whole new problem? To trans•form means to change (something) completely and usually in a good way.
As designers we are always trans•forming ourselves and our work. Read the thesis.