Until my sophomore year of high school, I didn’t have the slightest idea of what I wanted to do with my life. I registered for the introduction to journalism course, and that’s when I knew I wanted to go into communications. I started working for the school magazine, and eventually became the Editor-in-Chief my senior year. As a part of the position, I designed the magazine using InDesign. A lot of what I knew about InDesign was self-taught because my advisor didn’t know how to use the software (shout-out to Springfield Public Schools). But once I got the hang of it, I knew that design was something I was very passionate about. What I love most about design is that it can change the entire mood of a piece. Design is everywhere, and without it the world would be a hideous, jumbled mess. Design brings order and contributes greatly to the impact a story or message has on a viewer. In this course, I am hoping to become more comfortable using the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator. I’m also looking forward to building up my portfolio and seeing how far I can push my self on the projects.