Advice for New Designers!

Hi, new design babies! Get ready to get so close to InDesign and Illustrator because they are going to be your best friends for this semester! I know you are probably really nervous considering GRA 217 was the only design course offered prior. But here are some tips on how to tackle this course!

  1. Do not underestimate the power of Pinterest~ I have become such a superfan since going through this course! There are so many cool designs and artwork posted on Pinterest and it’s always a great place to roam when searching for inspiration or attacking that creator’s block.
  2. Try to come up with many different sketches/ideas before starting a new project – a lot of the times I would pull different elements from my many different sketches/ideas to come up with my final product.
  3. DESIGN WORK THAT YOU LOVE/CARE ABOUT – it will make the process 100% more enjoyable
  4. There is no free time… work on projects as often as you can, there are always things that can be changed/fixed. Also, so you don’t have to pull all-nighters like the rest of us.
  5. Don’t be afraid to try new things on the programs, you can youtube anything nowadays and you only get better by trying.
  6. Claudia is always right ;)
  7. Don’t stress, everything will be okay.

Good Luck! xox


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