A small update on what’s been going on + discovering UI design

Winter is almost over which means spring is on its way with lots of positive energies. Even though I haven’t posted as much as I would have liked, I’ve kept busy with bits of new projects and ideas. My goal this year is to be able to write a blog post at least once a week and we’re only at the end of February so the procrastinator in me will say “There’s still time”. But in all seriousness, I am working towards achieving that goal among others.

It’s a bit hard to keep up with a day job, a long distance relationship, planning my first vacation on my own and staying active with posting on the blog, on my Facebook page and on Twitter. Not to mention -still- having to finish those web design and development courses I’ve been beating myself around to do and planning for moving away from home, to a different country, by the end of the summer. I don’t think I’ve ever been on so many deadlines in my life but it keeps me busy, it keeps my anxiety at bay and my mind active in a good and much more productive way than before.

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4 things I learned about Graphic Design

Small disclaimer: the following article is based on my personal experience. Some things may or may not apply to some people. I am not a graphic design expert (yet), some or all of the things stated below may be wrong in some people’s opinion but the purpose is solely for knowledge, advice and experience sharing. 

When I got my job as graphic designer, I knew almost nothing of the real life experience of what it means to have a job. I had just finished university studies and, to my shame, I admit I hadn’t had any other job until then. Now, six months of training and almost two years of work later, I know a whole lot more about graphic design and life in general so I decided to put it all in words and possibly help someone who wants to follow the same path.

They say that some of the best things are those we don’t plan for, those that just happen. That’s what this job was for me, something that just happened. I didn’t think I would be qualified for it and even my boss confessed to me once that he did not plan on hiring me. When he saw that I kept showing up to training and was genuinely interested in graphic design, he gave me a chance.

So if there is a major piece of advice I can give to anyone, not just someone who wants to work in the industry, is that hard work, perseverance and showing interest can get you a log way. I hope that the following paragraphs will be of use to those of you who want to follow the path of graphic design and maybe help you decide whether this really is your calling or not.

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