Note: If I go off on tangents of thoughts, please excuse me.
This is a really nice font. Anyway that’s not why I’m posting. I’m posting because I’m asking questions to myself on why am I here at a school I intensely dislike socially but do not feel like I’m doing anything really worthwhile academically. I go to a college, it’s known for Information Technology and Photojournalism, not my major which is New Media Publishing. I’m a transfer student from a different university, so i’m a 4th year in college , but a 3rd year here trying to finish up 1st and 2nd year classes, to put it basically. Anyway, I’m asking myself this very question over and over again. Am I really getting a learning experience in what I paid for my education? I honestly don’t know. Lately, it seems I’m not. I’m struggling to find answers to questions I have:
Am I good enough for the real working world?
Am I doing what I think I need to suceed?
I can tell you what I do know: I know I want to be better, I know I have to be sucessful to feel that I have some purpose in life, I know I want to be the best. Lately, what I have been doing to suceed is teaching myself to be better at Adobe Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, In Design CS, Flash, Director because students in my major are only given the fundamentals of these programs which seems to me, makes our works amateurish. I have been reading several online magazines to incorporate better design skills, typography, etc. The one thing I know now is that everyone has different styles, but the question that comes from this is what seperates them from the best? In a school like this, students in my major are only allowed to take classes that has some printing aspect involved and we are not allowed to take design classes. Lately, I’ve been feeling that my work is amateurish and that the reason being is that I’m not allowed to express myself creatively, but have to do some specific project and the audience is usually the professors of the classes I’ve taken who are conservative. I’ve done perhaps one thing to express my creativity and was told not to do it. I’m still in the process of finding my style. I could be in the wrong school, but in the right major. Teachers here are not very helpful and some are teaching classes, but have never been in the workfield. All I want is to get the fullest extent of my education. Anyway, questions for you guys:
What are some ways to improve your works?
What are some advice you can give me after reading this post?
How does one know that the quality of their works is superb? (I’m thinking the audience for this one)
What seperates good from best in terms of designers that have experience in print, web, design, etc?