Personally for my ‘expert hours’ it would be all of the time I have put toward my graphic design degree, all of the time I have spent drawing assignments or creating something on my own time. My ‘expert hours’ or as I see it, my own experience and time that I have put in has helped me out by being a good reference and practice for what has to come in this latest project. I have put in around the same amount of work every week, at least three hours toward this one specific class and refining my techniques and approach toward a goal of creating a project.
My work I believe is rather understandable, it is visually readable and clean and not hard to look at.So in my eyes my work is indeed sophisticated. It isn’t the best out there but it also isn’t the worst, I always have room for improvement and I am open to always making it better and having it become even more sophisticated than it already is.
When I hear feedback, weather it is praise or something I need to fix or work on, I listen with a open mind and take in everything that is said. I then go and take what is said and improve my work, I never take it personally that someone didn’t like my work, I only just make it better and try and response to the feedback as best I can be editing my design.
I try to challenge myself everyday, by making something that isn’t the first thing that pops into my head. I try to not levitate to only my style of work and I attempt to mix it up and make something that I myself may not necessarily like but others see it as a success. I can always challenge myself more and I think I should, cause in that way I will improve even more.
The other experiences I have had in my life toward designing is all the countless artworks I have drawn for people, the tattoo I designed for me and my mom and all the other graphic design classes I have taken in my previous school. All of these experiences contribute toward my progression and intensity level of designing.
I see myself as mature for my age, and being in a very high working environment has helped me stay more mature and focus on what is important. By being able to set deadlines for myself and push myself, force myself to improve and critique my own work. It is very helpful and I think my inner social level is improving because of the classes I am taking.
I always try to help everyone around me, be welcoming to anyone who talks to me and always provide positive feedback and compliment people when I see fit. For example just the other day I was helping Noel with her project and the vinyl cutter as she was confused so I did what I could to help her. In this sense I think I positively add to the overall classroom environment.