When I was 10 years old I had installed GIMP and After Effects on my computer (a weird combination) and had a blast. My passion for design was then ignited. At first, it was just because it looked awesome. I mean… just look at it! Unfortunately, I told myself in high school that I could never become a designer because I couldn’t illustrate. In Reneé Stevens VIS 207 class I learned the difference between illustrator and designer. I was back in the game and ready to learn what I had missed. I chose to major in design as it gives me a rush whenever I work on a project. There’s just something about finding the right typeface or figuring out how to create a certain effect. Since my side hobbies include web development, I felt like design was the perfect complement towards becoming a UX designer and changing the world in terms of beautiful, useful, and accessible design. In VIS 307, I hope to learn about creating typographic elements, expertly manipulating the pen tool, and designing with intent. I cannot wait to see what’s in store this semester.