Thoughts on final thoughts

What caught my attention while reading advice from the previous students was how important sketching was. During our graphics class in bootcamp, we were always made to sketch our thoughts and turn in our sketches before moving to indesign. However, I really had no idea what I was doing and we were never really taught how to do the sketches in order to get a good design, so I never took it seriously. To me, sketching seems like the equivalent of a rough draft or outline of an essay, which I never do. But perhaps my writing would be better if I did. Similarly, maybe my designs would be better if I did take sketching seriously. I am also not an artist so drawing intimidates me, as well as using indesign for art. Another comment I saw ties in to this, it said that the technology doesn’t make you a great designer. But then again, if you don’t know certain tools exist that could possibly achieve the look want then you’re out of luck. But I guess that’s why we’re here to learn.

Lauren Boudreau

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  1. Don’t let sketching intimidate you, Lauren. It’s not supposed to be a work of art, rather a working out of ideas. … Think of it as brainstorming–no judging, just lots of ideas. Then, once you finish spewing, edit down to your favorite ideas and refine them a bit, seeing whether they’ll work to the end. … From there, pick one. If you want/need help, feel free to drop by.

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