Recently, I’ve started to embrace my role as an all-around creative. I’ve always been someone who seems to have a knack for creative endeavors, but I’ve only ever invested in one or two avenues.
So, I’ve decided to invest in and begin learning graphic design.
A friend of mine recommended Affinity, an inexpensive alternative to Adobe Illustrator. It’s been fun to explore the program, and while I wouldn’t boast about my work on it, I have been encouraged that perhaps my graphic design abilities just need to be polished like a diamond in the rough.
When I started writing seriously, I committed to a weekly flash fiction competition. I had little interest in winning, but I definitely did. Every week. I grew immensely in my writing skills from having a weekly deadline, a 250 word limit, and a consistent prompt.
Now, with design, I’ve discovered ThirtyLogos.com. Sign up and they send you a daily prompt–a brief from a fictional company–all for the sake of growing you as a designer with the same amount of accountability as I’d found in flash fiction.
As I commit to this 30-challenge, I want to share it with you so as to document my journey and (hopeful) improvement. My goals are to grow in my knowledge of design, develop my skills, and learn how to meet deadlines. I’ll be sharing each one with you as I grow.
To kick things off (this one is not a part of the challenge), here’s a design I’ve been working on for a coffee company (that I’ve also been working on). Let me know your thoughts! I’m looking to learn and to grow.