It is week 12 now, and I can see a pattern emerging through these blog posts. The first week we learn a new software I hate it, and I am lost in the process. Whatever I am working on looks like a 1st grader made it, and a wave of uncreative self-loathing over comes me. Then in the next blog post I write about how I am slowly understanding the software better, and thus the work improves from horrible to halfway decent. Well no surprise here, but it’s happening again. To be clear out of all the softwares we have learned photoshop is my least favorite. Originally my website looked straight out of 1997. I mean it was bad. Not to say it’s anything special now, but working with the program for a week or two has improved the website slightly. I don’t love it, but it could be a lot worse. I know that much for a fact.
I’ll compare my website now to a McDonald’s website from the 90’s.
This course has really led me to understand how hard graphic design is. Luckily for me, I am not pursuing a career in design or even in a creative role in advertising. However, I definitely have an appreciation for the skill and dedication it takes to succeed at it.