Since I currently don’t have a job or internship in the field, I try to go to great lengths to keep my creative mind in shape. But while doing so, I have to do the same to my portfolio. Unemployed recent grads should use the reCycle method when they are revising their pieces in their portfolio.
I was talking to a coworker last week and we were discussing our undergrad degrees. He admitted that he received his undergrad degree in graphic design whereas I received mine in journalism w/ an empahsis in design. After all his hard work, he realized that he loves drawing and 2-D art more than being on the computer. I’m the opposite. But one thing that we did agree on was sketching always come first.
As I was perusing the blog articles collected by Google Reader, I ran upon an article from Freelance Folder entitled, “Working with Friends and Family: Can it ever work?” The article goes on to discuss how one should go about converting one’s family relations into business relations. I realized that for a seasoned or established graphic designer this is a great article, but for those graphic designers who are recent grads or are new to the industry that might not be such a good idea.
Whenever graphic design is discussed or mentioned, it is usually associated with being an art form. Art is what it is. It is there to be aesthetically pleasing and it is meant to make us think. Art takes us to places that we may have fathomed but never explored. It is a glimpse into the artist’s mind, imagination and/or subconscious. The artwork may inspire its viewer to think or create. Or it might cross the viewer’s mind until many years from the initial viewing.
According to dictionary.com, art is:
the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.