What do they do?
A graphic designer is someone who creates visual concepts, by hand or by using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They help to make an organization recognizable by selecting color, images, or logo designs that represent a particular idea or identity to be used in advertising and promotions. They use their knowledge to fit their clients wants.
Why an Graphic Designer?
My Childhood passion
Ever since I was little I loved how wonderful it felt to be creative. I loved taking a bunch of art supplies and making something beautiful. I even memorized the color wheel before I was ten! I am planning on being a Graphic Design major at during my years at DePaul University Chicago, and would love to experience more of the job on Genesis before truly deciding.
1. I would like to sit in on a production meeting for a certain project.
I plan on achieving this goal going to a meeting with my host, taking notes and quietly participating.
2. I would like to assist in the designing and creating of a project, determining colors, fonts, etc. and working with the different design programs.
I plan on achieving this goal by asking my host to teach me the "language of colors" and the meanings behind the color combinations. I will observe my host, and learn from how she works.
3. Throughout the week, I would like work on my own mock design, I would like to be given a "project" to put all of my new found skills to work.
I plan on achieving this goal, by asking my host to give me a fake client and let me use her resources to plan out the design myself.
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