Analysis of Jad Limcaco’s “Design Something Every Day! ”
In “Design Something Every Day” by Jad Limcaco, the author engages the audience with a challenge. "Are you down for a challenge? Well here is a challenge for you, design something every day for one year! Limcaco once said that practice makes you better.” If we as designers just took fifteen to twenty minutes a day to design something for fun that also makes us a stronger designer, why not do it? Then then author persuades the reader to become a better critical thinker. Thinking of 365 new designs may seem discouraging but it is one way to make us a better critical thinker. Then the author encourages the reader to not give up and to remain consistent. Stay accountable for keeping up with it every day. When attempting this challenge do NOT think about just take action, the more time wasted thinking could have been used for designing. Then the author ends the article with the benefits of the challenge which gives the reader the advantage of the challenge. The five benefits include the following things:
.Keeping the creative juices flowing
.Working in different ways as a means to overcome potential obstacles (e.g. creating a piece of work with limited materials or within a strict time limit)
.Daily work inevitably improving your skills/craft (be it in terms of drawing, using creative software, etc.)
.Daily work creates its momentum in terms of recurring themes
.Directions and ideas, that will feed into other work, the process instills and supports a sense of discipline to work, and lastly, it allows for experimentation and unadulterated freedom to try anything out.
1. Take a full-screen screenshot in Windows 10 or 8.: press ⊞ Win+PrintScreen to save the screenshot directly to a file. The file is located in the Screenshots folder of your Pictures folder. The folder will be created if it does not yet exist.If the previous method does not work, try Fn+⊞ Win+PrintScreen.
2. Take a full-screen screenshotin Windows 7 or Vista. press ⎙ Print Screen. It may be abbreviated, and is typically located between the F12 key and the Screen Lock key.
3. Take a screenshot of the active window only
click the window whose image you want to capture, then press Alt+PrintScreen, or on some laptops Alt+Fn+PrintScreen.
4. Use Snipping Tool to capture screenshots
Select the Start button, type snipping tool in the search box on the taskbar, and then select Snipping Tool from the list of results.
In 2016, I was seventeen years old and halfway through with my junior year of high school. One day I returned home from school, my dad sat me down and told me that he’d been diagnosed with brain and kidney cancer. In denial, my adolescent mind couldn’t grasp that my family’s lives would be drastically altered due to his medical condition. Subsequently, I became recurrently absent and fell behind in school. As my father could no longer work, he ultimately moved in with relatives; it was a distressing year. Although balancing work and school was overwhelming-I studied nightly without procrastination-my motivation grew as the months went on. After graduation, I determined college was not a possibility and I tried my utmost to teach myself graphic design. I would analyze and practice the skills that I had learned, but when I needed help I had no source of guidance. So seeking to grow, I decided it was time to apply for college. I already knew what my dreams and goals were with strategies on how to achieve them. I am very appreciative to be accepted to Wake Tech Community College for the Advertising and Graphic Design program. But my goals do not stop here, I intend to apply my college degree with an unwavering focus: to excel in the graphic design field. In striving for a successful career, I will navigate the world of graphic design with strategic adaptability; my work ethic and passion for graphic design will drive me to achieve the goals I’ve defined for myself. My ultimate objective is to hone the skills, techniques, and principles acquired in formal collegial education as a foundation to my career, and embark on an apprenticeship to acquire true mastery in the art of graphic design. This apprenticeship will entail conveying the creativity of my own mind into linguistic and visual articulation and later, the translation of inspiration from clients and team members to produce a pleasing and marketable image. More specifically, a great graphic design portfolio is one that is cut to the specific needs of the designer and presented in a way that communicates the message you are trying to convey. I plan to work in both in-house and agency job positions to help me understand the requirements of both environments and to learn which setting allows me to be the most successful with my artistry. Though competition may be intense, I am determined to succeed as a graphic designer. I will work hard and epitomize the forefront of effective visual communication to build a bright future in graphic design.
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My name is Cheyenne Midyette. I am a student at Wake Technical Community College for Graphic Design and Advertising. The most important skills that I have as a twenty-first-year designer is Creativity. Being a designer is creating new things that have not been done before which means having a visual eye is essential no matter what medium you work in. The next skill a designer must-have is communication. Understanding what your client wants is the most crucial part of communication. Another important skill that a designer must is the understanding of typography. ( this is the part that I put the most time in). Making written language visually appealing is a challenge by itself but this falls back to creativity. Coding is also a very important skill to have. As a graphic designer in training having a basic understanding of HTML is important because it teaches the basic knowledge of what goes into a website.