I have completed my class on Digital Design, with the submission of my last assessment (hooray! ). While I do not have my final grade yet, I am confident I passed. Digital Design was my fourth class towards my Bachelor of Design (Communication Design).
Digital Design involved learning to use Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop. While also developing a clear design process and ideation.
What was Digital Design about?
Digital Design was about using design software for two specific projects. Project 1 involved Adobe Illustrator, which required the design of three paper planes. It sounds easy enough (and I thought it would be simple at first). However, you have to consider how a flat 2D design translates into a 3D model. Project 2 included Adobe Photoshop and the creation of three splash screens. We were tasked to use original photographs and explore a range of editing techniques. Both projects focussed on the importance of the design process. From early sketches, notations, visual inspiration and documenting digital creations.
What did I learn in Digital Design?
In Project 1, I used my old friend, Adobe Illustrator. While I was familiar with many features of the program there are still many things to learn. I really liked the challenge of having to create a design that had specific measurements.
It was a combination of thinking creatively about the concept and logically about the application.
Project 2 was much more of a challenge. I wasn’t that confident using Photoshop and I had a lot to learn. I viewed a lot of tutorials, created many practice designs and tried to endure my own criticisms. In the end, I was proud of the designs I made. Once I was more confident using selection tools and layer masks, it became less of a chore and more of a journey.
Now that class finished (wooo) I have four weeks of holidays. I have plans to visit family in late February and will be staying right on the beach. Really looking forward to that! I am also going to continue scheming for my first tattoo. I will have a post about it, either before or after I get one… not sure yet. Of course, I am overthinking the whole thing and it kind of has it’s own design process (yes I am weird ).
P.S: I apologise that I have been unable to return comments in the last few weeks. I have just been really busy. I plan to visit and comment on a number of blogs in the next few days.
P.P.S: The featured image was part of a splash screen.
P.P.P.S (Is that a thing?): I recently watched the show Santa Clarita Diet via Netflix. I thought it was hilarious. I do love a good zombie show and the mix of comedy and weirdly interesting characters was great.
- What do you like to do in your holidays?
- When was the last time you went to the beach?
- Have you watched Santa Clarita Diet?