I’ve finished the course (ages ago) and I’ve pulled together the stuff for assessment and sent it off. Have I learnt anything? Looking back at my reasons for doing the course:
- I have absolutely no formal design training, so would like to do this course to help with this
- I’ld quite like to do a structured course, and explore the subject a bit
- I’m particularly interested in colour, design for print, and the project management process of developing visual ideas with people
- I’m also interested in looking at the idea of design that ‘doesn’t look designed
I’ve discovered typography – before I started the course I thought you only needed three fonts, any more was frippery. That’s certainly changed, but is this progression? I can now use Adobe Indesign and Illustrator, and I’m now selling artwork for publicity. I can work much faster and more professionally, but does my stuff look any better? I am hooked into the learning process though, and moving onto kitchen table printmaking – looking forward to getting my hands dirty and chasing physical layers as well as electronic ones.