Monday, January 5, 2009

Last Week

Well, this is my last week at the Mazda studio. This has been problably the funnest group of people I have ever worked with. I have again grown a lot as a designer and with a greater understanding of the world of transportation, I have a better idea of my place in it and where I want to head. I really appreciate Mazda Design America for being a studio where even the intern can have a strong opinion. I'll never forget all the hard work, lunches in the courtyard, games of kickball, and holiday getogethers. I'm truly greatful for my time here.

During my time here, I've watched one company's reaction to the biggest economic crisis is anyones lifetime. For sure the future is uncertain, but I have much optimism for what lies ahead of the mess. It's finally time to clense the automotive market and hopefully finally head it in a direction that is better for everyone. Its time for all industries to rid themselves of their dinosaurs and shed light on the ones ready to adapt to a new and intresting future. My hope is that people with great ideas will no longer have to struggle through long journeys through poorly managed politics. The next few years will probably be tough, but I think all the answers are there.


László Fogarasi-Benkő said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. What must have been interesting is the companys reaction to the crisis and their solutions, future plans, etc. Im envious of that experience of yours. Do you think the automotive industry thus design will change dramatically? Cheers!

Vaughan Ling said...

Thanks for sharing, you always get the coolest gigs man!

Max Ostap said...

Hey man,

Havent checked my blog in long time and saw your post. I totally agree. Also opportunities lost in one venue lead to new opportunities in another.

Even in the worst case if west might fall, there will be plenty of work in the east.

Great to see Mazda crew knows how to kick it.

Gonna stop by viz7 this week. Peace.