Trying Something New

May 26, 2019 at 9:30 PM | Posted in Lifestyle, Photography | Leave a comment

Lately, I’m at a crossroads of my life where I want to try something different that would eventually be beneficial for me, especially in terms of my career. I’ve long been interested in art and graphic design despite the fact that I don’t have any talent for it. I can’t draw or paint even if I try but I can very much appreciate art when I see it. And I’m practically clueless when it comes to graphic design. But I’ve always been fascinated with it. So much so that I’ve enrolled myself in a short course on graphic design.

My decision to enroll in a graphic design class was born not only out of my fascination with it but also out of my frustration in editing photos and images. At work, I had difficulty in fixing images as I didn’t have any design skills. So I was hoping that my very limited skills could improve if I join a class.

I signed up for a three-day course about two weeks ago and opted for a hands-on classroom experience as online video tutorials didn’t really work for me. Video tutorials left me with more questions than answers. I didn’t learn much. I wanted a comprehensive learning environment where I could interact face to face with the instructor and fellow students.

There were only six of us in the class and all of my classmates were professionals in various fields. They wanted to improve their design skills just like me. The course covered the basics but the instructor also taught us some advanced lessons. The class had a very casual and fun environment and I got to bond with my classmates. It was a very satisfying experience as the instructor was kind and patient enough with each student. We all received certification after the course.

Now that I have completed the short course, I’m hoping that I could apply what I learned. But I’m still practicing my skills and honing them. I’m not an expert yet.


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