I admit it.
I enjoy watching Project Runway.
I think it’s empowering to watch the designers as they work through competitions to see who can solve the presented problem as a winning design. I can empathize as they get grilled by the judges, just as I have been grilled in my graphic design efforts. I know what it’s like to be presented with a design problem that needs to be best solved to the client’s liking. I know what it’s like to have a client thrilled to death over the presentation that has made money for them.
In a way, we are all presented at some time in our lives with the opportunity to be judged and critiqued. How we accept the words can emotionally make us or break us.
But in the scheme of things, is this really what matters?
If the ‘scheme of things’ is defined as your professional career and you are only seeing this incident and nothing else, yes it really is what matters.
If the ‘scheme of things’ is defined as your life as a whole, and includes your relationships with loved ones, and everything else you touch on a daily basis, the judgment is really just one more thing. Like anything else, you’ll move on and do what is best for you.
The contestants on Project Runway are lucky enough just to have been chosen to be on the show. To last to the point that they are the remaining six to present their designs at Bryant Park for the fashion shows, is amazing.
As far as I’m concerned, Project Runway is simple entertainment. I can change the channel or turn the TV off at any time knowing, that I have my own design problems to deal with.