I am taking a Fundamentals of Graphic Design class through Coursera. I’m really enjoying it —no surprise. This is the perfect class for me: something in which I have to make or design something, not just learn facts. Sadly, the course is only 4 weeks and I am already into the 3rd week now.
Last week I ran into a friend who works in IT, but said he was busy with some extra work he’d taken on: some graphic design jobs. Wow, that would be so great to get some graphic design work! How does one do that? Do you have to have a degree? Do you just have to get your name out there? Just show what you can do?
So I’m going to show what I can do. (This was before I started the graphic design course, so maybe I’ll have some new ideas for the next assignment.) I was asked to make a flyer for the IU Tai Chi Club, whose practices I regularly attend. I made one for the folks that want tai chi for the health and meditative benefits of it, and one for the folks that want to learn how to kick some butt. (Many of the university students lean more towards the martial aspect.)