Sitting in the lunchroom until 8:50pm acting like a murderer (or whatever that face is)
I met with my teacher yesterday about my new job. She is hoping that I will start sometime after Nov 1st. Some of the things I’m going to be doing are top secret and I can’t tell anyone about it. I think that’s going to be the hardest part for me. She also gave me another freelance client (she had already set me up with someone earlier this term who I’ve been doing work for). This lady has really taken me under her wing and I really appreciate it.
I also had sushi with Ariana yesterday. I already want more. Maybe I need sushi detox? But to be honest that’s something I never want to do. Bury me in a seaweed wrap and cover me with rice! Wait. I want to be cremated…Cremate me and roll me into a decorative death roll.
I was given a round of applause for my web layouts in class today by my teacher.
“I don’t see anything wrong with your design. It fits the client’s needs exactly. Well done.”
Sick and doing critiques. Not a good mix. When my design popped up everyone went “oooooooooo!” That made me feel better, I thought it was going to bomb.
Also: that guy I don’t like complemented one of my group members on their logo design. Little did he know I’m the one who designed it. HMM. WEIRD. YAH.
This isn’t my actual classroom, but it’s close enough.
We are debating in class whether it’s a good idea to show your identity and gender in your design work. My teacher thinks that it’s a huge issue to show gender, and that invisibility is an important point to consider when designing.
I think being a designer would be pointless if every designer had an invisible style, I think it’s important to be versatile, but invisible? How would any designer be famous if that was true? You’re asking me to suppress my own style and identity.
I suppose the point could be made that that graphic design is suppressing identity already, but I don’t agree with that at all (and that’s another debate for another time)
I’m going to listen to my clients when I design for them, but they are choosing me because of my past projects and abilities, not because onlookers can’t tell if I’m a man or a woman by looking at my work.
Obviously, every project I work on isn’t going to be pink and cute, or camo and guns. I think my teacher is giving us absolutely no credit if he thinks that’s what we are going to do when we get into the working world. I almost feel like that mindset would damage my design style. “is this too girly? Is this too manly?” no. It just is what it is, I listen to the client, we work it out, and they leave happy. Every project is different. and the fact that he would just assume we don’t know that is insulting.
“Great theme, creative. Very strong start, great finish. Visually entertaining all the
way through! Color choices work well with the retro style graphics as do fonts.
The positioning of content and other elements in the layout really gives variety and
movement. Web-ready. My favorite element of the design is your footer. It is a whole
story unto itself ;) Well done. CSS works great.”
No Tyler, you aren’t missing something. This is real life.
You know that feeling where you have someone in your group who has no idea what’s going on, but no one has the heart to tell them they need to either get their shit together or choose a different profession?
Seriously, stress coming from all sides tonight.