Where to Work
This blog post is all about identifying my strengths and weaknesses in my work.
First, I will talk about my strengths. A large strength of mine is collecting inspiration and ideas for my given brief. For example, in one project, I had to design some soda cans and my idea of design was Pop Art. As soon as I thought about a design style, I went straight to researching and collected many ideas to use.
Above is one of my can designs using inspiration from Pop Art.
When it comes to Graphic Design and the projects I complete, I always come back to one type of design and that's packaging. I enjoy packaging the most as it gives me the most joy and motivation. Everyday, I see myself looking at different package designs whether it's can designs, food packaging or skin care. There's packaging designs for anything and everything.
Above is just a few examples of packaging designs I have gathered throughout my time studying at UoC
Another big interest of mine is branding. A lot of my better projects have been related to branding. The thought of designing your own logo and slogan and everything that comes with creating a brand excites me. There's so many ways you can create a brand and it's a popular section of Graphic Design. I'm wanting to go into branding when I finish my studies.
A few websites and blogs I have looked at while researching for my projects.
Throughout my 4 years of studying Graphic Design, I have come to learn more about Adobe software's in more detail. One being Photoshop. Photoshop is the Adobe software I know the most. From the basics of typing and moving images to creating detailed designs using shapes. I know how to use most of the tools from the paintbrushes to magic wand tool. Most of my designs are done on Photoshop.
InDesign is the second most used Adobe software I know how to use. I used InDesign a lot during my 1st and 2nd year of my studies. From creating book jackets to editorial designs and layouts.
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