Someday you'll need to stand tall again (emella) wrote,
Someday you'll need to stand tall again

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Hey so I'm at home. :)

Haven't really done much, just kind of sat around. I did finish up that logo for the TWC. One thing that really irritated me was that I made them some thumbnails, but instead of looking at them and telling me what they liked and didn't like they just handed me a thumbnail of their own and said here, we want this. This is sort of like the second time people have failed to communicate with me. It's like they expect Graphic Designers to just take what they want and transform it into a digital file. I understand that a lot of times people have a really clear idea of what they want, but then why all the fuss of going through a graphic designer? Why not just find someone who knows illustrator and photoshop really well? It kind of pisses me off and makes me worry about the future. I don't want to be just some drone sitting at a desk creating graphic after graphic. I am a designer. I'm ultimately going into illustration, but I'm going to work for a while after I get out of school, and I don't want to spend that time sitting around and mindelessly creating exactly what someone wants.

I am not a sales person, and I feel like 80% of graphic design is selling people on your abilities and ideas and your work ethic and your knowledge, and then 20% is just the actual creation of the end product. I feel like there is no real design time or creation. I feel like one day, sometime in the future I'm going to have a job at some desk creating logos and typography and I'll be doing it 9 to 5. I hate logo creation and typography btw.

I'm just frustrated with all of this. My mom says that I should talk to people at school about what kind of jobs you can get, but that's three weeks away and I'm feeling weary now.

I guess I just have to be patient, but I just don't want to wake up 6 months after graduation and realize I'm a mindless logo-creating drone with all this time and money wasted on a profession I don't even really care for.

Tags: college, general, job, me

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