This is a bonus post today because I wanted to announce my exciting news. I'm becoming a Graphic Designer! Today is actually my first day of Graphic Design School. I can't tell you how excited I am. Actually this all happened really quickly. If you had have asked me 2 weeks ago what I'd be doing today, my answer would not have been starting a graphic design course.
How it all transpired
Not last weekend, but the weekend before I was sitting at home and found myself thinking "you know I spend a lot of time designing the graphics for my blog*, maybe I should do graphic design."
*Side note: This week in my usual post on Wednesdays I'm going to show you exactly how I do this, so stay tuned
So on a whim I typed into google, graphic design courses in Sydney, and the top result that came back was for Shillington College with their 3 month full time Certificate IV course. It was pretty much love at first site.
The course was exactly what I needed. It was short, extremely practical, intimate class size, taught in a studio environment with industry relevant assignments and you walk away with a stunning portfolio (which is crucial to getting a job). No fluffing around, no filler subjects, no drawn out timetables.
You learn the skills and knowledge you need to prepare you to start working right after graduation, unlike Uni where you walk away with a lot of theoretical knowledge but often little to even no practical experience. This is why you hear of so many uni grads feeling like their degree didn't prepare them much for their first job. That's exactly what happened to me too, and I didn't want to repeat it again.
As with any big decision it's important to do your due diligence so I did have a look around at other study options but Shillington seemed like a no-brainer to me. And they had a course starting in less than 2 weeks! I took that as a sign that it was meant to be. By Tuesday, after a tour of the college and a chat with my two future teachers, I was enrolled. The rest will be history.
So What Does This Mean For You?
Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere. I'm still going to blog. At this stage I am hoping to post weekly. However this will be subject to change depending on the work load of my course and how much spare time I have. Anyhow it's only for 3 months.
You will also see more content on here relating to design and blogging, like the post I have in store for you on Wednesday (you can join my email list so you won't miss it).
That's all from me for today.
Nicola x x