Gabriela recently wrote us to share about how TGD inspired her to make some important decisions about her career and future. With her permission, we’re sharing her words:
I don’t know how I fell into your website, The Great Discontent, but I consider myself very lucky for that. The articles I’ve read with the interviews of hand-picked artists came to me in a moment that I really needed to listen to what they had to say.
As a designer, right now I’m living in this tough situation of choosing between “joining the navy or being a pirate”. For a year, I’ve been working in-house for a web agency, mass-producing websites for hundreds of clients and that is slowly killing my creative soul. Like Jessica Walsh said in her interview, “If it feels like work, then you probably don’t want to spend the majority of your adult life doing it.” I have to agree completely.
It made me rethink my possibilities. I am now exactly like Jason Santa Maria said—”too comfortable and complacent creatively” and I’m motivated enough to shake things up, like he did.
So, I wanted to thank you guys for this inspiring project and please keep interviewing those amazing artists.
Gabriela, we’re excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for you and we hope that you find something that you love so much that it doesn’t feel like work!