#53 We are all in the same situation, Share the Sandbox.
One of the nice things about design school is the values, situations, and experiences you gain while enduring the wrath of studio. Studio culture is one of the main building blocks for your development as a designer. The phrase “Share the sandbox” is really just a metaphor for sharing your things, space, and opinions with others in the workplace. I think that some people are more private than others, but I have seen that some studios become too private and sometimes HOSTILE! When you are working in a firm one day, you will need to know the value of sharing and it can really help to act as part of a team than an individual.
I am not saying parade around giving away free protractors and pencils, but be mindful of your surroundings, help each other when in need, and remember we are all here for the same reason.
* For those of you in the back of your head are saying “well some people abuse how nice I am and try to bum stuff all the time”, just be honest with people. If I notice someone is taking too much from me, I just tell them the truth, that I am getting pretty low on materials and I feel like they’re taking advantage of me. You can never sculpt other people’s reactions or feelings, but when there is an uncomfortable situation afoot, it is always best to just be honest and up front with people.