Question 1: Can you tell me a little about your background and what motivated you to do the course?
I was always into art, music and film at high school. I spent hours listening & looking at the artworks of my favourite albums. I watched my favourite movies over and over and spent a lot of time going to live gigs in Brisbane. I loved to draw and always felt like I wanted to work in some sort of creative industry. Instead I ended up finishing high school and working as a concreter/labourer for the next 10 years. Not fun! Graphic Art & Design was always something that I wanted to learn, so in 2012 I decided I was going to give it a go. I loved it!
Question 2: Can you tell some of the highlights and key things you learnt during the course?
There was a lot to learn! I really enjoyed learning the process of taking hand drawn sketches and ideas to the computer. Photoshop became the program I would use to put all of my ideas together quickly, which was heaps of fun. I was pretty much able to make anything that I could imagine. It was a new creative outlet for me, which in itself was a huge highlight. From there I guess I developed my own style, and learnt how to professionally design and output high-res images through the Adobe Creative Suite.
Learning the history and process from traditional hand rendered art/design to computer based design was something I found to be amazing and very rewarding.
Question 3: What would you say to someone who was considering the course?
I would say definitely do it! The teachers were brilliant and very realistic in the way they approached feedback and the challenges that you face being a new designer. They would answer any question that was asked and give good reasons as to why and how. One big thing with the course is you will only get out what you put in. If you’re willing to put in the hard work and are passionate enough then it will change your life.
It did for me , and I am thankful!