I have been looking for short graphic design courses for the upcoming summer but haven’t been able to find anything satisfactory. I ultimately came to the conclusion that the most economical and effective way given my circumstance is to self-learn. And so I googled and chanced upon this video by Karen Kavett.
The video is really helpful with recommendation of books I could look up and useful tips as to what to do to grow my experience. You can really tell that the advice comes from a place of experience with design despite her young age. Her geek cred also makes the video really fun to watch. Gonna try all of the advice out when I have time!
Check out her other videos too. Pretty informational stuff about colours, typography, etc.
One of the very first design projects that I have ever done, the Nanyang Kayak Racing Team shirt was something very personal to my heart. This was mainly because the people I cared deeply for in my CCA would be wearing it, and winning competitions with this shirt.
Looking back, the design was not the best that I have ever done, but it was a stronger validation for my design that any else that I would face in the future. This was what I had to say when it first came to print:
I have the feeling of birthing. The feeling of delight when one sees the product of his creative energy. The Kayak Racing Team tee is out! I only designed the back. The front is totally the effort of our dear Audrey. But would you look at that?! I’ve had this design for 3 years and finally it’s out in print!! And everyone on the team would wear it. I feel for the first time, proud!