After my first semester taking classes as an art and visual technology student, I’ve learned that graphic design is a field that requires a lot more dedication and devotion than I thought it would. It’s not that I thought it would be easy, I just didn’t realize how much I still have to learn. I have always been more interested in the fine arts, as a hobby, and never really ran into any obstacles with it. Drawing and painting were just fun ways to relax for me. However, I’ve had a completely opposite experience with graphic design. I’ve spent hours and hours on the computer, frustrated, angry, and exhausted trying to come up with the ultimate design. While we are in school, we have the opportunity to be surrounded with inspiration and share ideas with our professors and peers to better our design learning process. I am still in the beginning stages of creating design and as intimidating as it can be sometimes, I am really enjoying the experience. As, designers, we are encouraged to continue practicing our designs and playing around with different programs in our free time; it’s the best way to feed our creativity and strengthen our designs. I read an article that shared tips on how to create better designs and felt that they were helpful little reminders that we may all need from time to time to keep the inspiration going.
here’s the link for anyone who wants to take a look: