Kevin Fales

Coming into the field school, I had recognized that since I began practicing design from a young age, I enjoyed having the ability to affect people’s days with my work.  The outlet that I used to communicate that was through web design, which was an easy way to reach a large audience with no real investment.  I kept tinkering with websites, teaching myself new tricks as I went, constantly involving myself with projects to keep myself busy, until I gained real employment as a web designer.  On the plane to the Netherlands, I was a web designer.  What was then an acute view of design has now been blown open, and I no longer desire to limit myself to the ‘web designer’ label.  I much prefer interaction designer, which provides a much wider (and more exciting) range of opportunities for my career.  I won’t be restricted to designing websites, I want to affect people’s lives through experiences and objects as well.