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What I’ve Learned

Reflect on your journey during Typographic Design this semester—and help prepare the classmates who’ll follow you—by answering the following questions.

1. What’s the most important thing I learned about design?

Good design is simple, and shouldn’t be forced upon the audience. Good design also takes time, and it will never be right the first time. You’re going to have to keep redoing it until it feels right to you as a designer.

2. What’s the most important thing I learned about typography?

Good type is like good design in that it is clean and simple. Good type speaks for itself and is unobtrusive.

3. What’s the most important thing I learned about myself?

I’m definitely a designer that is a creature of habit. I have my own methodology to completing projects and must follow it to be happy with my design. I appreciate clean lines, but I also appreciate blurring those lines to create something new and different in a world where “new and different” are the norm.

4. Now that you’ve been through it, what three pieces of advice would you give yourself if you were just starting to take this course for the first time?

1. Use your time wisely.

2. Update assignments as you receive feedback.

3. Make sure you are happy with your final product – if you can’t sell it, no one is buying it.

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