What it means to be a designer.

March 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm (Uncategorized)

For me being a designer means creating something that people will find interesting and fun. Its great to have the power to create something that will impact on people lives whether it’s for fun or for a purpose.
As a designer I really enjoy manipulating photos and images and creating something different and visually interesting. I have designed wedding invitations and cards for friends which I love doing. If I have time I enjoy, making photomontages and scrapbooks for family and friends. It’s so nice to give a finished product to people and see their reactions to things you have spent time and effort creating.
Something I would like to do more of is video. I don’t have a lot of experience with it but I’m learning more and more as this year goes on. It helps having great creative people in the class that are always willing to help out.
Web design is another hobby I really enjoy. Ideally I would like to get some industry experience in this area and improve my skills as a web designer, although I wouldn’t hold me breathe in the current environment!
I find designing very challenging because as a designer you have a certain vision and want to apply this to your design but your customer may want something else. You have to have the ability to relate to what your doing and put yourself in their shoes. You also have to be able to really listen to what they want and create something representative of this. The biggest challenge I think is trying to find a middle ground to merge your ideas with theirs without compromising your vision or their expectations.

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