As an educator, Shanti is committed to shaping and supporting the next generation of designers. She champions inclusivity, knowing ones worth and diversity in her role.
What do you expect 2021 to hold for graphic designers and the design business? Have the challenges of 2020 changed the way you think about your job and career or the role of design?
One of the greatest things about graphic design is its ability to adapt and evolve. Design is endlessly resilient—as are creatives. While some areas such as events, experiences and physical spaces may be less in demand, we see digital and service design bloom. This year has also made me reflect on my practice and the messages I am putting into the world.
Design is powerful and the way we use it to communicate either adds to misinformation or aids in clarifying and educating. We as designers must take greater ownership and be aware of our power to influence.
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