August 27, 2009

Why Graphic Design?

It's all about the little things, really.

I'm the kind of person that has a little box at the bottom of my desk drawer full of unused stationary, magazine clippings, and old candy wrappers--clutter that I couldn't bring myself to toss because they are all so darn pretty. I've always had an interest in posters, packaging, patterns, and the like. Walking through a mall and seeing all the store displays and advertisements is just as, if not more, exciting as walking through an art museum.

In high school I had the honor of being part of an advertising design course. That classroom became a sanctuary for me during my junior and senior year, as I learned about both marketing and graphic design. Since then, learning everything about visual communications has been my biggest passion. I love the idea of being able to make everyday, undercover art--the kind that everyone sees but doesn't necessarily consider "art." I want to make information appealing, packaging pretty and web pages wonderful; but most importantly I want to be able to convey messages and connect with people on a simple, basic level. I've got a lot to learn, but I hope to soak it all in as the years progress!

2 comments:

  1. All of that "unused stationary, magazine clippings, and old candy wrappers" will come in handy in project one. I encourage you to dig deep in your "little box" for the found imagery.

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