Going forward, I am publishing some posts about the interests and experiences of my childhood that have pushed me to become a graphic designer. The first one being the popular life simulator, Sims 4. I was introduced to The Sims 4 in 2014, when I was in middle school. At the time it was basically an upgraded version of dolls for me. As an adult, I still play the game when I can steal a sliver of freetime. I don’t play the life roleplay much anymore, but I return to the game for a different reason. TS4 has a supreme house modeling tool. The building program enables the player to recreate real architecture down to the precise details. The game led me to a new interest in architecture. I started drawing and painting houses in high school. Often I would document the names of streets with beautiful houses to visit later on Google Maps Street View. In this way, The Sims 4 changed how I think about art and the world around me. When it came time to apply to college, I considered Roger Williams for Architecture before ultimately embracing my love for art and communication as a graphic design major.
Please please leave a comment if you play TS4 or any other Sims franchise games! Here’s a little screenshot of an oyster restaurant I designed for my game early this year.