Mental health is no longer a taboo subject in the design world. There are magazines dedicated to starting discourse, beautiful apps designed to soothe your nerves, and plenty of discussion online around the perils (and positives!) of creative work. The topic is so well worn that we’ve found ourselves asking, is caring about mental health just another trend?
The answer to that, thankfully, is not yet. At Eye on Design’s inaugural conference, designer Meg Lewis and illustrator Qieer Wang spoke with addiction expert Roxanne Kibben about the intersection of mental health and creativity. The resulting discussion was short on buzzwords and high on thoughtful, nuanced opinions on what it means to do fulfilling work, how to keep yourself happy, and when it’s ok to just let yourself feel.