I found the advice given by other students to be extremely helpful and reassuring before I really dive into this class. Being such a busy body that I am, I will definitely try to start everything as early as possible and submit assignments to the best of my ability, which most of the students advised. But the advice from Rachel Schwartz really resonated with me, specifically when she wrote to do work that makes you happy. My goal for this class is to do that and really push myself to design something that I never thought I could do! In addition, I am really looking forward to gaining a better understanding of Illustrator.
It definitely helps to do work you’re passionate about, though that won’t always be the case out in the real world. For now, use this course as an opportunity to create work for your portfolio and to explore the possibilities.