I hope I’m not posting in the wrong place or doing something horribly wrong by posting this. In fact I was a little nervous about posting, but here it goes. Forgive me if I sound pretentious in any way (feel free to tell me if I do).
I am a college student on break, going to start my second year this fall. At the college I go to, I have had quite a few CAD and technical classes (ie. how to read machinists handbooks, etc) but no real design classes yet. As such, I feel that I am incredibly behind every other student going into ID at the moment. I have yet to get a job this summer, so I feel I should work hard on design (though I should regardless of having a job). I have looked around the internet for resources and I’ve tried to absorb as much design as I can through the internet (through Core77, Yanko, and some others), but I quite frankly feel a little lost and unsure where to start. I want to try different fields of design (electronics, footwear, etc) and see if I can improve my art overall while doing so.
So, if you are willing, do you have suggestions (books, websites, general advice) for me as a design student? General questions and comments are also totally okay.
Forgive me if my post is a little hectic or frantic sounding, it’s late (for me) and I feel the need to try and catch up to everyone else. Thanks again.