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3. Jason Lee

It’s not often one gets an opportunity to collaborate on such a unique project like Open Space and have it viewed by a group of respected peers; so I jumped at the chance a few months back to do so.

What appealed to me about this project were the following:
- Collaborating with a group of designers I’ve grown to respect through Speak Up
- Being involved in a project with people in different locations throughout the USA
- The chance to add my two cents to a project that will culminate as a very diverse and intriguing body of work

As a designer, joy and satisfaction come from creating a solution to a design need and, of course, getting paid for it. However, there are times when I long to be released from criteria in order to focus on process alone, eliminating the influences of client approvals and marketing strategies from my mind. So for me this journal was about relaxing and enjoying the creation process. A personal “design retreat” of sorts. Hopefully, beyond my own personal enjoyment, Speak Up viewers gain an interesting piece to explore and upcoming Open Space participants will have something inviting to interact with.

After bouncing around a few ideas on how to make use of my pages, I decided to create a mini book designed to evoke interpretation and response (sounds a bit artsy-fartsy, but it’s the truth). It felt great to do collage work again, and I made use all the books I’ve been collecting over the years from that free stack at the library.

I am grateful for the opportunity to participate and look forward to seeing how the rest of the collaborators contribute. Enjoy!

Click here to launch a new window and start with the first picture.

You can also download Open Space in its entirety via a PDF [3.2 Mb] with the latest additions to it.

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PUBLISHED ON Sep.18.2003 BY Speak Up
jes�s’s comment is:

Really inspiring work, Jason. Congratulations!

On Sep.19.2003 at 12:31 AM
brook’s comment is:

very perty!

On Sep.19.2003 at 01:05 PM
Bradley’s comment is:

I'm loving this. Very cool, lots of energy and passion readily apparent and I...kinda wanna read it. So cool.

On Sep.20.2003 at 02:55 AM
debbie millman’s comment is:

Jason-Gorgeous, gorgeous. Really moving. I love the Arguments for the Existence of God section, I love the library pamphlet, I love the little bicycle drawing you added. Wow.

On Sep.20.2003 at 05:09 PM
jonsel’s comment is:

kinda wanna read it

I, too, would like to move in a bit closer to some of the pages. Any way to do larger scans and make some kind of hi-res PDF available? It seems a shame that the only people who truly get to enjoy every little morsel are the 15 people who get to work on it.

On Sep.21.2003 at 09:09 PM
bryony’s comment is:

WOW. This is really something!

Any way to do larger scans and make some kind of hi-res PDF available?

that's a great idea, it would fulfill my need to read between the lines, to appreciate every stroke and all thoughts combined in the one great package. Then I could spend some time on each page, or go back... mmm... that would be really really great.

On Sep.22.2003 at 06:26 PM
Armin’s comment is:

Starting with the next person's entry we will make a hi-resolution PDF available. It will then be updated with each entry and in the end all the journal will be available as one spankingly-good PDF.

Thanks for the suggestion.

On Sep.26.2003 at 04:25 PM