Sunday, February 24, 2013

Better Than Nothing

This past week we had to create a website, Wordpress, about what we wanted to do after we graduate, how we are going to get there, and why. First I will start off with the fact that I had coded my wordpress site and it wasn't as bad as everyone thinks it is. The hardest part for me was the CSS and HTML coding anyway. But that isn't everything that I wanted to talk about, I wanted to talk about what I had to think about when thinking where I wanted to go after I leave college. It took a little longer than I thought it was going to when I want coming up with ideas.

In the end I finally found out exactly why I wanted to do what I want to do. I want to one day work from home because I don't want to give up my career when I have kids, I still want to be able to help bring in money for the family. I also want to be able to see my kids everyday, which is why I choose to work from home.

Then I had to come up with a few reasons of how I am going to get there, that one I already thought about. I will need to work from a design company to get to see how everything is done. Then I will need to get my name out there. Let people know who I am and how great I am going to be.

Well these are only little things that I came up with, but it is better than nothing.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Craziness Of Valentine's Day

I am not going to set here and talk about mushy stuff that consists of I love this person blah blah blah. I really want to talk about ways for designers like ourselves to put our talents to good use on this holiday. For one why spend five to ten bucks on a card that has other people's words on it? We are designers, we can create our own card with words from our own hearts, true this will take a little thought behind it and I know most people just want to get through this holiday with as little as no effort but come on, it takes two seconds to tell someone you love them in a few words and the same amount of time to print it out on a nice piece of paper.

Also why go spend forty to fifty bucks on roses when you can spend twenty minutes on the computer watching a video on how to make paper roses, and just make a few of those that won't die. These are just a few ways that we as designers can put our skills to the test, so next time you are rushing to get a card or a gift in order use your designer skills.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Getting through the week.

This week has kicked my butt from the beginning and it hasn't really been because of design. I have gotten the flu and let me tell you it is not fun. Any how I missed a lot of class because of this, first I missed Tuesday because well lets just say I could get to far from a bathroom, then Thursday we were learning wordpress. Through once I get the hang of it I think it will be easy, I believe that getting there is going to be the hard part.

I decided that since on Thursday wordpress hated me I would read up on it and find out exactly how it works. I think this was a crazy thought at first because I am a hands on type of person, but I thought heck lets give it a try. Let me just tell you it was the wrong thought, I have never been more confused about an application.

Just because I haven't gotten the hang of this thing yet doesn't mean I won't, though I don't have much tell to sit around trying to figure it out. Well back to more research on this thing. Wish me luck.