My love goes to design
Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 19:10
The visual communication and graphic arts department has added four new design classes, to replace the previous four courses. I decided to go for four new design classes rather than the older ones. I enrolled in one new design class and walked out of the office like a boss. I assumed those classes would be the best classes I would ever take.
I had already taken four design classes before they added the new ones. I had already learned a lot on my path to graduation. I was so excited to learn something new, something unique that would apply to my future. On my way up, my passion and my love has built for designing. I finally found what career I would end up in.
The previous classes gave me a huge deal of learning. Let me tell you how much of passion I have for designing… I found myself sitting in the computer lab an hour or two before the design class begins. I was so drawn into designing that the world actually disappeared. Even when the class was dismissed earlier than it should be, I found myself sitting there until the scheduled time. Sometimes the professors would remind me that they dismissed the class, but I nodded and just sat there. When I was given projects to do, I would focus on those every day until the due dates. Sometimes, I would stay up all night or find computer labs that had Photoshop and InDesign. Those four classes had me hooked.
Now I’m attending one new design class, and I was completely excited, and my motivation sparked from the beginning. As the weeks went by, I found myself disappointed every time I leave the class. It was so unusual for me. Every project I have been given, I have already learned from the basic class. I thought to myself, “Isn’t the new design class supposed to be tougher since it is above 300s?” I felt that the class has taught me nothing.
I had not bought the book for the new class. So recently I finally bought it because I had no clue what the midterm essay should be written about. As I read, I found myself falling in love all over again. The book was the fourth edition of “Graphic Design School: The Principles and Practice of Graphic Design” written by David Dabner, Sheena Calvert, Anoki Casey. Oh my gosh. That was the best designing book I ever read.
The book has a lot of details, photos, examples and assignments!
Sometimes we will need to educate ourselves if the classes do not do us a great deal. It sucks.