Becoming a Graphic Designer

I don't know how many times I've started this post about school, but I never seem to finish it. My inspiration has gone. Probably to the part of my brain that's supposed to come up with the best design ideas ever. The last three weeks I've been busy with preliminary courses, studying the basics of Mac and the software we'll be using throughout the next two years. We'll be using software from the Adobe Premiere Design CS4 package, which contains programs like Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. I've been using Photoshop for several years now, and I'm really pleased to get the chance to learn a little more than I've managed to teach myself from playing with the program over the past years. I was kinda skeptical on Monday, as the course turned out to be a lot more practical than I had imagined, and I'm having a hard time drawing by hand at school. So I became afraid that I might have to quit once again, and I had already decided that this would be my last shot at getting myself an education. Luckily I was summoned to a meeting today after class, to speak with my main teacher and a counselor about my needs and situation. Now I'm very relieved, and extremely happy! I was told to come to them if I had any problems, and they would do whatever possible to help. It's really inspiring to finally have found a school where they actually care and want me to succeed, and it's great to be able to put away the doubt and fear about failing. I can do this!

Naturally I've been spending a shitload of money lately. I've bought my books, and the list of needed supplies is long as a bad year! Who would have thought that I'd ever buy markers at the price of 1200,- NOK? The set we're gonna use is Visualisation, and they are Tria Markers from Letraset. The set contains 24 markers, and these are meant for illustrations, coloring, storyboards and other things like that. The price is insane, I know! Then there's pencils, pens, erasers, coloring pencils, brushes, paper of all kinds and sizes. And every little must-have is devouring a small piece of my account as they accumulate.

We have three days left of our "Fadderuke", so I'm looking forward to the stand-up show tomorrow, as well as the ball on Saturday! Since the wedding we were attending next weekend has been called off, I was really happy to get another excuse to wear my gorgeous blue dress. I just hope the dress will be done by Friday, and that it'll turn out as good as it did in my head. We'll see! If everything goes well, I might just have pictures to share.

Posted by Shamini on August 26, 2009 – 11:50 PM

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  1. I wish you good luck in your studies. I know you will be a great grapic designer after visiting your site, seeing how you write and “draw”.

  2. Thank you so much for the nice comment and compliments, Berit, and for believing in me! Smile

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