There is one thing for certain I know, when I think about what I’m going to do when I get out of school and it consists of getting a job. Another thing I know for sure is that I want to go into graphic design and stay away from advertising. My degree is going to be in Advertising and Graphic Design but I think I want to stay away from the advertising and do the designing. Designing is something that I enjoy doing and hopefully I can find a job that makes me happy doing what I like.
I decided to stay away from advertising because of a lot of reasons really. The first reason would be I have a hard time coming up with a concept with legs. The kind of concept that can go on, and on forever. It seems to me that all the great ides I get only have one great ad and that’s it, it’s done. I also want to stay ...view middle of the document...
I don’t mind doing things that need to be rushed but if I had to do it on every project I think my head would get a little loopy.
Last semester I had an internship at an ad agency. The agency specialized in the field of attorneys. All the advertisements consisted of basically the same concept; there was not a lot of room for creativity. I did though learn a lot from that internship in the ways of doing concepts on a budget and on a time scale. I also got to sit in on client meetings and give my input on key projects. But after a while it was just the same boring thing.
Now I have an internship at Opera Columbus, which I have really enjoyed so far. I get to do designs for a lot of different operas, balls and fundraisers. There is a lot of room for creativity and emotion. I think when I started in on this internship I really started to realize that graphic designing was really my niche. I do have fast deadlines and sometimes long deadlines, It really just depends on the project. But I do know that I will be looking for a job in graphic design and this internship put the last nail in the coffin.
Now that I know what I want to do when I grow up. The next step will be actually to find a job in that field. I’m pretty sure that I want to start off in the Columbus area but that’s all going to depend on where work is. I’m willing to go just about anywhere, within limits. But hopefully the connections that I’ve got through internships and freelance will help me get my foot in somewhere in Columbus.
So when I finally figured out what I wanted to do it was a great feeling. It took awhile and it took some real life experiences to help me reliaze but I finally did. I learned that graphic design is something that I’m good at and something that I want to do for a career. I enjoy designing and hopefully I will find a job that will let me do what I enjoy.