What's in a name?
I don't really like the word manifesto, it sounds archaic to me. Manifesto conjures up images in my head of a text about that plight of the proletariat that bears little relevance to my everyday life. As corporate-speak as it might sound, I think statement of purpose better conveys what I am aiming for.
With that in mind, I wrote a statement of purpose for myself as a creator, maker, and artist.
I will create work that is honest, engaging, and challenging. Work that challenges me--and inspires others--to push boundaries. Work that makes the world a better place. Work that forces me to grow my skills, to empathize with others, and to be fully present.
I will focus on the human side of design and experience, rather than just the technical. I will follow through and complete projects, even when I don't want to. I will express my voice, fully and authentically, without regard to the judgement of others. I will empower others to find their voice.
I can't wait to revisit this in a year, 5 years, 10 years to see what changes and what doesn't!