What I learned
This class has definitely opened my eyes to the huge world of design. As silly as it sounds, I had no idea how much design there is in the world, it’s basically everywhere. I really do notice so much more about how things look and how I can make them better. This class was really beneficial because it taught me the basics on how to use the adobe programs. I realize now how often I can use these programs for other things besides this class. It was also beneficial to learn a lot of the design principles in order to know why things look good. Knowing why they look good helps a lot with trying to make them look good. I can honestly say I’ll probably use all the things I learned in this class for my future career. One thing that could be improved on for this class is that sometimes the critiques got really long and drawn out. I really enjoyed having the class help me with my projects, making them better, but I like the small group critiques more because we can really focus on a few projects. Coming into this class having never even opened an indesign document before, the thing that I learned that stands out the most was how to work with those programs. Knowing about hierarchy in design also stands out because I used it to do all my projects and now see it when I look at anything printed. And sometimes I even get annoyed when there’s an orphan on a paper I’m writing for a different class. All in all, I enjoyed this class.