In recent years, as prosperity flourishes and people’s material requirements become higher and higher, private gardens present a vibrant scene. Garden designers, as the force of the landscape design industry, are increasingly known and valued.
We all carry the ideal and strive to use our own wisdom to design exquisite works, to show our design ideas, express their design sentiments.
Since the development of modern private gardens in Asia started later than in Europe and America, the rules and regulations in the industry are relatively incomplete.
Faced with the hot and complex gardening market, the designers feel that the ideals are full and the reality is very skinny. They need to improve and strengthen their learning on the road of garden design. Especially the knowledge of oneself, the cultivation in this industry needs to be strengthened.
What is self-cultivation? It refers to the process of self-education and self-modeling of a person in society. It can be said that self-cultivation is a process of lifelong learning and lifelong improvement.
So what should the self-cultivation of a garden designer manifest in?
First of all, garden designers must have a strong source of motivation.
This source of power is manifested in the full love of garden construction and design, and love of nature.
Under the premise of protecting the natural environment, the goal is to create a green, natural, comfortable, and usable garden environment, to engage in garden design with full enthusiasm, and to run through the entire career, and to be proud and glorious as a lifelong career.
Grandma Moses wrote when she was 100 years old: “A young man wrote, saying that she was confused and confused and hesitated to give up a stable job and do what she likes? It is fortunate for a person to find what she likes in a lifetime.
Only those who have their own real interests can live an interesting life and become an interesting person.
When you do something with all your heart and soul regardless of utilitarianism, the joy and sense of accomplishment when you invest is the greatest reward and reward. “
Secondly, garden designers must have good morals. People must have ethics in any field of society. A good garden designer must first have ethics in life when communicating with the owners, and then show the professional ethics of the industry.
An ethical person in life is kind-hearted, upright, worthy of the trust by others, and a person with good professional ethics. In business interactions and negotiations, he is trustworthy and keeps promises. The ethics of interpersonal interaction is the foundation, and there is no foundation. There can be no tall buildings.
In real life, there are two kinds of people: one kind of people always want to do things for their own benefit, and the other kind of people just want to do things well.
The former kind of people often starts from utilitarianism. Reflecting on the garden design may be the best policy of signing a contract with “unscrupulous”. As for the quality of the design work, it is a different matter for the owner;
Such a garden designer lacks basic morality, and often when such a designer gets the benefit of money, it is difficult to get good works, and it is difficult to form a good reputation in the market.
The latter, to design gardens, first proceed from a professional and practical perspective. Concentrate on designing the garden well, being responsible to the owner and to his own works;
When work is completed, it is recognized by the owner and colleagues, and spiritually encouraged and satisfied, and with it, it will also benefit materially, because a good work owner will definitely pay for it happily.
Such ethical designers will often be recognized by the market and form a good reputation.
Furthermore, the garden designer must have strong professionalism. As the division of labor in society becomes more and more detailed, the requirements for professionalism become higher and higher.
The former so-called miscellaneous, comprehensive talents are gradually being replaced by talents with a single specialty.
People’s requirements for things are no longer as extensive and simple as before, but more and more extreme and refined.
Then, the garden designer must have strong practical power. The practice is the only sign of testing truth, and practice is also the most important means to test the level of matching of garden works.
If a designer can only design but cannot implement the design ideas, then she cannot produce good works.
Next, the garden designer needs to have good communication skills.
The same good design concept, a good design plan, or a good courtyard work requires the designer to have good communication and expression skills to successfully express it.
The owner needs to understand the blueprint you have drawn for him in a short time. Your design concept and plan need to be displayed clearly and accurately through language and text.
A garden designer who is creating beauty every day should be a person who is confident and good at communication and expression. Remember that this is an important window to convey your design ideas.
Finally, garden designers need to have a good sense of service.
As a garden designer, when you meet the owner, you should enter the process of service awareness, neat and clean appearance, polite, generous, patient, and careful to introduce your design ideas to the owner, and continue to learn from the owner’s feedback Important information to modify and improve your design plan;
Timely follow-up and communication during the construction process, and subsequent maintenance guidance.
In short, from the moment the owner contacts you, you should let the owner feel that your performance allows him to experience trust, happiness, and enjoyment.
In the process of creating beauty for his garden, he also experienced the process of your intentions and the increasing improvement of your work. This is the greatest satisfaction for the owner. Such satisfaction depends on your good sense of service.
So what can we do to improve our self-cultivation?
Exercise your body and accept challenges. The body will always be the capital of the revolution and the basic guarantee for a person’s life and career.
In recent years, there have been frequent tragic incidents of sudden death caused by designers working overtime.
Designing itself is a brain-burning job. Without strong physical support, it is impossible to carry out this business to the end.
Therefore, it is recommended that all garden designers pay attention to physical exercise, regular their own life and working hours, do not think that they are young, and bet their youth on tomorrow.
Everyone knows that health is the greatest capital in life.
Pay attention to professional books, read a group of books, professional books can improve your professional ability.
But as a garden designer, it is not enough to read only professional books, just like children who are picky eaters will be malnourished;
Therefore, you need to open your horizons and read more books such as literature, novels, philosophy, etc.
These books will improve your comprehensive aesthetic ability, creative ability, and help emerge new inspirations in design.
Read more familiar books, such as interior design, architectural design, advertising design, etc., which will help you examine your creation from different perspectives and increase the breadth of your design.
Extensive communication, see and learn more.
The accumulation of bits and pieces is the foundation of innovative ideas. Art professions, such as painting, music, and design, always start from copying at first. By copying the outstanding works of masters and masters, I can lay a good foundation for myself.
There is a famous saying that the ultimate imitation is originality.
In addition, the peers of the predecessors are also a role model worthy of our study, “There must be more able men behind an able man”, there are masters worth learning from in any industry.
Only if you keep watching, learning, imitating, and consulting others can you improve your comprehensive ability and realize your shortcomings to make up for your shortcomings.
When you have enough copying accumulation, original inspiration will emerge automatically.
Use the confident and optimistic designer “Demonstrate” to convey beauty to others, and to infect people around with the charm of the creator of “beauty”.
Garden designers belong to gold-collar workers in the West and are respected by all walks of life.
Those masters such as Peter Walker and Toshiaki Misano are confident and optimistic people.
We use our hard-working hands to create beauty every day. It can be said that this profession is a profession worthy of lifelong pride. It not only inherits the longing and dependence of mankind on nature since ancient times but also opens up a green place in the complicated urban life. The habitat of the soul.
When we do garden design every day, we want to share the concept and enjoyment of this natural beauty with the owner, so that the owner can feel our good intentions, recognize our design value, and pass this beautiful value to others, let us The designer is respected and recognized by Meimei.
Practice self-cultivation as a “moral”.
The self-cultivation of a garden designer should be a “moral” cultivation, which is expressed in enthusiasm, concentration, hard work, diligence, etc.
Zen moral in China, tea ceremony in Japan, ikebana, etc., all have the ultimate goal of accomplishing the same thing, and the ultimate goal can always be pursued and cannot be obtained. The “moral” of self-cultivation by garden designers should be continuous lifelong learning The way.