18 Feb My feelings about working with graphic design
My employers often ask about my opinions in the projects we are working on. At first it was a bit terrifying, because I’m not used to that and after all I’m just a graphic design student doing her on-the-job training here. On the other hand maybe that’s one of the things this training is supposed to teach us. To express our own opinions but also listen to our coworkers. I think I am starting to get used to it. It makes me feel like I am a part of this company, even just for a while.
We have been working on a interesting packaging project. Previously I haven’t done packages so much, but I find it very interesting. Here we had to search inspirations from internet and design books and do a little brainstorming. At first it seemed like an impossible job, but when I opened my mind to all kinds of options it started to make some sense. Through the impossible and crazy ideas the good ones also started to take shape. Maybe that’s what graphic design is all about. This project was a bit strange to me because I have never had to actually come up with these creative ideas from a scratch, and I’m sill a bit uncertain. Luckily I didn’t have to do this by my self. It was interesting seeing the professionals brainstorming and thinking about the best options.
Some of the jobs I get are really free-formed. With these jobs I sometimes have the feeling that I have no idea what I’m suppose to do, that I completely misunderstood my employers. But I think I need to relax. It’s not the end of the world if I don’t do exactly what they wanted, I’m here to learn and you learn from mistakes. Besides it’s probably not even a mistake, just your point of view.
I have already learned many things here, some simple and useful little things that I had forgotten or never even heard of, and some interesting things about the graphic design field. But at the same time I’m terrified how much I still have to learn. I really hope that after these two months I know a lot more than I do now.