Brianna Williams – Major Keys & Advice about Publication Design

So you made the decision to take this class. Oh, what a semester you’ve got ahead of you! But don’t be alarmed, it’ll all be worth it in the end, promise. Here are some majors keys and advice I have for surviving this class and this semester:

Advice to you…

  • Solidify your topic – Make sure you know what you want to do from the beginning, otherwise you’ll be changing your editorial concept each assignment check in, or even second guessing your work. Thoroughly think through your editorial concept because it sets the tone for the rest of the semester
  • Go to office hours – Whether you don’t know what color to use or have no idea what you’re doing, talking it out with Claudia will definitely help. She’ll steer you in the right direction, and give you encouragement
  • Don’t underestimate the work that goes into this class – If you have design experience or not, there will be challenging times, but work through it, trust your gut and continue learning what makes good design

What I’ve learned…

  • Work little by little, not all at one time
  • Continuously ask for feedback of your work
  • Always be thinking about consistency and cohesiveness