I have been feeling increasingly flat about this whole ‘study to be a designer’ thing today. I have a small inkling that it’s simply the homework blues but the homework blues can seep ever so slightly into, the crap-what-have-I-gotten-myself-into despair.
The other part of this inkling is that at the moment my idea of graphic design is too tightly tied with the fact that I can’t draw very well and it’s hard to find examples of designers that are the same and have this weird affinity with writing instead.
If you could find me an avenue where design and writing were intrinsictly linked, I would be a happy happy girl. Gosh I’m becoming reliant.
To brighten the room, let me share the web-based folio I made for my interactive web class. Although I ran out of time and never managed to work out how to get my fixed positioned site to sit centrally via CSS (How do you do that btw?), I’m relatively happy with it (except the slight off positioning of one of my links – damn, the things you realise later!). Curiously the site looks a billion times better on my lovely shiny new mac than it does on the PC I built it on – ahh screens.
I’ve been really impressed with the web tutors at Swinburne, although I’m mystified why they bothered teaching table based layout before they launched into CSS. The assignment could be created in either form. Why?!
My next self initiated task is to turn the static thing into a blog template to give myself the experience in creating templates from scratch.
This is the stuff I enjoy.
My question is, can I possibly get myself a job in the web-design/print-design/writing field with what I’m studying?
Yes you silly girl, you can, you just need to get over your loathing of package design and your mistrust of anal retentive development methods.