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Getting To The Basics

A lot of times we over complicate things; I’ve noticed that when we talk to children we try and explain things in the simplest terms. In certain situations, it would be helpful to look at certain things as a child would. I hadn’t heard the term “graphic design” until I was in college and I strongly believe that we should expose children to as many different things as possible so that they can find their true passions. I personally changed my major 3 times before pursuing the degree but if I had been exposed to more, maybe I wouldn’t have been so indecisive. Children are like little sponges that are eager to soak up all that life has to offer.

 

Here’s a link to a designer’s own personal interaction with explaining design to four and five year olds: https://www.aiga.org/how-to-explain-graphic-design

2 Comments

  1. Lauren Pacheco wrote:

    As someone who teaches children about graphic art I completely agree with this post.

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  2. Hoangnhat Nguyen wrote:

    Hi Diana. I agree that sometimes we can over complicate things, even when it comes to art. I think it’s probably becasue of our feedback from critiques. Children can draw whatever they want without worrying what people think. Becasue they have parents and loved ones who will support them whatever they do. Thanks again for your post.

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm | Permalink