"Some say we're crazy to do it, we think you're crazy not to."
This blog (the beginning) was written before break and it was planned
to be posted BEFORE break, however in the pre-break craziness I guess
it just escaped me! So sorry to you all for leaving you hanging!
For my Information Design class (with Bruce Ian Meader, program
Chair of Graphic Design, and the one that you probably have all met with
if you are submitting a portfolio for Graphic Design.)
For the past 3
weeks we have been working on making new forms for the Senior
Internship Course that the design department offers. Now you would
think designing a form that we have most of the information for, would
be pretty similar, but no not to the trained eye! We have just spent 3
hours in critique critiquing 12 yes only 12 projects out of 23. Each
and every one of them were completely different, yet very similar.
There was a thicker stroke here and a thinner stroke there. The text
was sitting just a hairline above the next... The point of this blog is
to not tell you that in your 3rd year of Graphic Design you will notice
a hairline of change, which you probably will but that those crazy
foundations courses you go through your first two years really do pay
off. That hierarchy project that you will inevitably do will be
referred back to millions of time. This very project for a Junior class
was ALL about Hierarchy, it just did not include 12 different exercises
step by step with changes. It was imperative that your hierarchy was
good otherwise what you were trying to communicate would not be
communicated. I think that this is the year, 3rd year where life gets
pretty freaky only one year left in this environment of knowing what
the next day brings so be prepared, and ready to take on the challenges.
It has just recently hit me that this is my last year of really going to class and having instruction, knowing what is coming next, being able to go to the professor to get help, guidance because HE/SHE knows what HE/SHE wants, a client you would not normally get!
It is a year of being sure that what you are doing is really what you want to do. I more commonly this year have been going home to work on my projects, and question is this really what I want to do? It is hard to come in every day and be completely confident, you are amoungst some of the best emerging designers, and that is all you have to compare yourself too. So it is more imperitive than ever that you step up and do/be who you want to be. I am having a very hard time grasping only one year left!
With that said BE CONFIDENT! You can DO IT! I just keep telling myself that over and over again! Luckily my friends and roommates remind me that I am good at what I do.