Talking with people with higher education is fun and very interesting. Some look at things differently or you both think the same. This didn’t happen to me today.
It was a pretty standard day. I worked on some mockups and have been talking to a girl who’s currently studying art and design at one of the best schools in my country. We both have the same class: Typography. Don’t get me wrong, she’s very creative but when it comes to design she doesn’t know anything.
The assignment was relatively easy; Create a typography based poster with 4 words with 4 letters. She sent me the concept and it almost shocked me. Every single letter was out of place, the font was Comic Sans and the letters were blain tentatively put somewhere without a single thought.
Every single letter was out of place, the font was Comic Sans and the letters were blain tentatively put somewhere without a single thought.
I wanted to be supportive and point out her mistakes. I told her that she needed to reconsider her choice of fonts and use a raster. That way the poster looks better, the letters are where they’re supposed to be and she would be at a higher level than her classmates. But she chose to go with the same poster she made before.
I guess what I’m trying to say is accept feedback from everyone. Look into your work and if there’s something wrong with it, change it. And of course, always listen to someone with more experience than you.