How does an artist/designer forge a "signature style"?
June 12, 2013 5:22 AM Subscribe
I've always had a problem with finding a "signature style". How does an artist / designer (even filmmaker) go about having one? Is it a natural progression from one's interests or preferences, or is it more of a calculated choice? My problem is that I am a chameleon, and my work is very eclectic since I mastered a lot of different styles which makes me virtually unidentifiable. I've always had the project dictate the suitable style, but I realized that this got in the way of finding a unique voice in the midst of a very noisy market.
Additionally, I work in a lot of different disciplines: photography, illustration (mixed media), graphic and editorial design, and I dabble in animation/film. To make matters worse, since I am a Westerner living in Egypt, my work tends to give a political/activist vibe, so I have no idea who will be interested in working with me once I go back to the US.