Luka Schulz’s “Everyday” project was motivated by his desire to create a community for “everydayers,” like Beeple, Mariusz Becker, and Neil LaVigne, who create unique content every day. After starting his own everyday project, (@luka_schulz) he realized that it was hard enough to find the time in his day to create art let alone the time to share it with the world.
The act of sharing your work should not be the most tedious part of doing an everyday. To solve this problem, I came up with the designs for a hypothetical app, Everyday, which would allow people to share their work with other everydayers, as well as the world. It is in sharing your work that everything comes full circle. I came up with the idea after realizing the amount of time I was wasting putting my content on various social media platforms. I ended up just using Instagram to host my content, but I wasn’t satisfied. Instagram is great for sharing a few photos every so often, but it lacks the features needed to create large interconnected communities focused on one thing. After coming to this conclusion, designing an Everyday app seemed the most logical thing to do.
I am not sure if there is an inspiration for this project. My inspiration is making something that works better than Instagram to share and curate everyday projects.I capture the essence of an idea and refine it down to its conceptual precipitate. My greatest inspiration is my father, behind him follows Mother Nature, Ash Thorp and then finally all the people that surround me daily.
I do not often think about creating something that is edgy when I start my projects, so I am not sure if I have clear cut response for this. In addition, the idea still needs to be flushed out more before I can definitely say what is the best feature or part of the experience.
My advice for everyone is to find their own path through the polarities of life. What I mean by this is that you will often find yourself having to choose between two, equally extreme notions, for example (a) fear failure or (b) embrace failure. Though both might end in success, I have found that the full appropriation of a single extreme does not compare to the strength found in an amalgam of the two. In this case, fear failure to the point that it drives you forward, but also recognize that it is upon failure which you stand to reach for success.
About Luka Schulz
Luka Schulz is a freshman at Rochester Institute of Technology. Currently, he’s majoring in New Media Design, an intensive multi-disciplinary program focused on visual and user experience design, motion graphics, and incorporating new technologies.