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Discovering Design

I spent two years studying law until I realized it wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life. From a young age I’ve always been more creatively inclined. I would take part in school art/photography competitions and shows though none of the work was computer based. Even though it was something I’ve always enjoyed I initially never thought about pursuing as a career for many reasons, mostly practical. Until one of my friends suggested I take an intro to Graphic Design course to cover my art gen-ed. It was the most bizarre feeling, to actually be excited to go to class. To genuinely want to do well because I just really wanted to be good at what I was doing. I had never before experienced such passion or felt so at ease knowing that I was truly doing what I love and haven’t looked back since.

2 Comments

  1. Emily Krause wrote:

    Design is a practical major that foster’s the growth of values such as employability, efficiency, and creativity. I am so happy you found your passion!

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:43 am | Permalink
  2. Colleen Mullins wrote:

    I completely appreciate your post, seeing as I was in a pretty similar situation. I was a criminology major who had been failing most of my crim classes but exceeding in my art elective classes. I had always told myself I could never be an art major, mostly for practical reasons, like you said. So it’s always nice to know that other people have made a similar choice to switch majors late in the game, and that I’m not entirely alone in completely switching who I am.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:45 pm | Permalink