I’ve always gravitated towards creative and artistic hobbies and activities. I love taking aesthetically pleasing pictures, I love creating and looking at art, and watching films with great cinematography, color, and meaning is amazing. I took art classes all throughout high school and loved, but I always knew that I wouldn’t end up doing it as a career. I knew this because first, creating physical art drained me- a lot. I would create a piece I’m really proud of, but then not pick my pencil up for another 3 months. Doing things digitally just has a different feel, and a lot more potential than traditional art in my opinion. I took a computer art class in high school, and I was introduced to photoshop. I was overwhelmed, but I was so curious about the potential things I could do. Even though graphic design can be stressful at times, especially when coming up with concepts and trying to navigate through technical difficulties, I can spend hours doing it- for fun! Even though I’m stressed, it has a different feeling than writing an essay, or doing work for another class (even if I’m passionate about that class). Like I said earlier about how sometimes art drains me, I don’t feel that with graphic design. Because graphic design usually has a narrower focus, it usually inspires me and drains me temporarily, but I always come back around. Graphic design is also a broad major and can include many different types of design. Even though I’m not sure which type of design I’m interested in right now, I’m excited to explore my options.
So glad you’ve chosen to do what you love. :)