So, earlier this week, an old professor of mine posted on the Design Society of New Paltz asking alums if they had any advice for new incoming graphic design students. I couldn't think of anything right away, but after stewing about it, this is what I came up with:
Know your tools. EXPERIMENT! Don't sweat the small stuff, and if you need sleep, go get some, cause you don't want to be drowsy with exacto knives. And don't forget to leave buffer room for last minute changes, technical difficulties, etc. Nothing worse then showing up with something unfinished that you can't be proud of. Oh, and don't be afraid to make mistakes, cause sometimes they turn out to be really good happy mistakes that can take something somewhere you didn't think you could go. Good luck!
Simple advice, but something I think the new students needed to hear. It's something I wish someone had told me my first semester, but c'est la vie. I learned very quickly though, thank goodness. Just a little something I think we all need to remember and follow, no matter your trade. Anyone else have any good advice? If you do, feel free to leave a comment here, or drop me a line via my Contact page.
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