This project was created by:
Bill Klingensmith
AIGA UPSTNY - Past President | Current Member

Jeff Barlow
AIGA Seattle - Past President | Current Member

Fatal Burnout won’t get me.


It’s every designers worst fear. As a student you learn about it – but never truly believe you’ll get the sickness. As a professional, I’ve found I fight it every few months. I thought the Burnout virus was something like a fatal illness – once you have it, you’re done for. Luckily, the sickness turns out to be more like a chronic disease – it’s going to happen every so often, and you have to beat it off with a stick.

AIGA is that stick, the medicine, and the mother that nurses me back to good design health. It’s my best friend, who gives me support and confidence and inspiration and worth. It’s whatever I need whenever I need it and keeps me going when I absolutely think I can’t go any further. Truth is, I simply would not still be a designer today if it weren’t for AIGA.

Faith Berry | Seattle

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