I Design, Therefore I Am

It was really nice to be back at the German University in Cairo, exactly 10 years after teaching there for the first time. My friend and old colleague Miroslaw Leczek who’s still teaching at the GUC invited me to share some insights with the students on being a self-employed designer.

So I prepared a lecture trying to give some very practical advices from a rather philosophical point of view by sharing my personal experiences being a creative ever since I can imagine.

Was it the right decision to study design? How important is design? Am I designing for society, my clients or my ego? How do I make a living and when do I feel satisfied in life? These are only a few questions that I keep asking myself. Feeling unsure about a challenge isn’t a problem, it is the beginning of a solution. Because as a designer it is my role to focus on finding answers …