I began to know design from Photoshop. I chose advertising major at first, and I learned Photoshop to prepare for future. After a period of learning, I started to make posters for some online media. That’s the starting point. I planned to train my skills but I was obsessed with designing posters. I found that instead of editing photos, I enjoy creating more. Later, I joined an online media as a designer. Through this experience, I designed various work. The more I design, the more I love it. The process of turning my ideas into a real work is so painful and fascinating at the same time. I am not a patient or detailed person usually; but when I design something, I have no problem sitting in the same place for hours or changing the font a thousand times. I am looking forward to learning to how to execute my plans better. I want to get lots of feedback on my work because I am confused about the direction of improving. And it’s difficult to get professional comments outside of school. I also really want to master illustrator when I finished the course.
I’m so glad you have found the thing you love to do, Yinying. What a wonderful feeling. I especially love the insight of “The process of turning my ideas into a real work is so painful and fascinating at the same time.” … You are so right; any creative work is both painful and beautiful. I’m looking forward to helping you grow, that’s for sure.