When I first began thinking of my beat, I wanted it to be something that I actively participate in creating. Being a graphic design major, I thought that a design beat would be appropriate. My reports focus on sustainability, ethical design, independent publishers, and startups–along with bringing up conversations not normally had in design student space. Due to the pandemic, my field of view has been refined to speak mostly about designers and how the crisis has affected them. This is a big concern for many including me, being an almost-design-graduate.
How will we get our first jobs? What happens to our thesis shows? How can we make up for lost time? These questions are anxiety-inducing as we do not know what our next move is. With my beats, I aim to create a sense of relation between either sharing the same thoughts, or starting a conversation.