It sure has been a while since my last post, and I know that I am being rather inconsistent with my blog. However, I think it is time to give you guys an update on what is going on in my world of Graphic Design….
I recently made a move from Iowa to Tennessee to try and get a career in Graphic Design, Photography, Marketing, or Social Media. Really, as of right now I am working on redesigning my website and resume and providing a real url that isn’t hosted by Briar Cliff from when I was a student. For now, my old website is still up, but I will be having it taken down as soon as I get my new one up and going.
I have the logo for my website and the buttons for the menu bar done, but after trying to get my website going in Dreamweaver, I realized that I had forgotten the basics of starting a website. So for now, I am waiting for my father to mail me my Dreamweaver textbook and then I will get the website going. I remember everything about the design process, but the little tasks before you can build your website have escaped me.
I decided that I was going to go with a vintage lace theme for my website and resume meaning I will be using a lot of decorative dividers and fonts for the website while using a san serif font for the body text. I am very excited to get this new phase of my life going. The colors I have selected are going to be teal, pink, and purple. Teal being the color that is most used while pink and purple are accent colors. As for the body text it will be black or white depending on the background color I decide to use.
As for the adventures of my move, I am pretty much settled in and getting some job applications filled out, but I don’t want to send out too many of my old resumes until I get the new design down and my personal brand set up. I am very excited to see where this southern lifestyle will take me, but for now I am spending time with family, working on my website, and doing some designs here and there to keep me fresh. I am working on my portfolio more and more, and I have realized that now I am able to be more picky about what is in my portfolio now. That is a nice feeling saying that I am able to pick the best stuff because I have done enough to really get me going in the design world.
Until next time, I hope that everyone on the interweb is having a great day, and when I get my Dreamweaver textbook I will try to post a video or blog tutorial on how to get through the basics of web design.