The Final What if? Poster
Frank Chimero paradox philosophy is interesting to consider because it challenges this idea of trying to grasp two merging ideas as a whole, as he explains in his theory about Woody Allen’s view on things. Frank explores this concept by expressing it through an analogy. He mentions Woody eating at a restaurant, and gives an example to when he complained about the food - “the food is awful and the portions are so small.” However, Frank uses his experience dining to reveal this analogy that establishes a true reality of how life is like, stating “there are always bad things in life and at the end of your life, you’re always wanting more of it.” This is relatable to me on my many levels of stress, that I can sometimes feel pessimistic. But Frank Chimero made me understand and become aware by understanding his paradox. By suggesting that we can have two conflicting things coexist in our mind, and both can be true, it is by channeling it that it will produce some great ideas - just like the phrase “a diamond in the rough”. Frank’s paradoxical philosophy is relevant to design because when more data is received, as well as conflicting information, it could cause “information anxiety”, leading to the response of cynicism and disconnection. However, his philosophy encourages to embrace the clashing of ideas in order to see a more clear vision in design. Although this can be difficult to accept, as designers are perfectionist and meticulous to detail, but if we are dealing with the profound truth, we can use the creativity to welcome these paradoxes. I believe that by following this theory of paradox, it will definitely push me to consider all things while designing, helping me produce something unique and interesting.
For my thesis project, I want to delve and explore the area of package design by creating identities for cosmetic makeup lines. My background in cosmetology has always helped cater to my artistic foundation, making this a perfect opportunity to combine both of my interest. By merging cosmetology and graphic design, it will steer my focus into producing creative designs where I can leave my mark in two thriving industries. It will challenge me to produce content that is respected by both.
Design plays a huge role in the beauty industry, and its consumers are influenced by how the packaging looks. As a consumer myself, I understand the importance of presentation, which can determine whether someone will buy a product or not. Therefore, it’s faith that the design can market itself on its own and continue to attract potential buyers. With this project, I want to do just that - designing attention-grabbing products, while delivering a sense of satisfaction to each purchase for the buyer. Stepping into the realm of beauty and design is significant to my growth as a designer, and I feel responsible for translating my passion of cosmetology and design to the world.