Hey gang, it’s been a little while! February has come and gone and I am now well on my way to becoming a full-time student. At the beginning of the month, I started college and the first couple of weeks have been much busier than I initially anticipated. I’ve ended up having to focus all of my time on school and especially on getting back in the routine of studying full-time again. Needless to say, I haven’t had much time to write posts and record videos. Hell, even my Instagram has come to a standstill and I really want to apologize for that. However, right now, I am currently sitting on a bus on my way to Hamburg on a class trip so I thought I would utilize this time to write a handy little update post, about what has actually been going on with me during these first few months of 2019.
The first week was an introduction week. Basically, we were shown around the campus, introduced to the different school IT-systems (I’m convinced the school system HATES me btw. I’ve had so much trouble with it…) and getting to know our classmates. I learned people’s names and managed to somewhat get a read on their personalities. A lot of people had already done some paid photography/videography work or where currently working with it, which was very cool. We even have a couple of people who already have a graphic designer degree but who chose to take this as a “refresher” course of sorts. It’s been nice to have people around who have experience in both the work field but also the programs we’ll be working with.
After the introduction week, the “real” course began and it was, to put it mildly, a complete 180 change. Coming from the slow, laid back introduction to the real deal, happened so fast and suddenly I found myself being introduced to 5 different Adobe programs and having a project in each and every single one of them. It was tough!
The projects themselves were alright. It’s not like they were particularly difficult but they were time-consuming. The first two were animation projects, made with Adobe Animate CC and I can safely say that I now have a newfound respect for animators! That stuff is hard! And I didn’t even have to do anything that difficult!
The next couple of assignments focused on a program called Adobe XD. It’s software primarily used for building wireframes and mockups. Wireframes being the blueprint of a website/app and mockups being the last rendition of your visual design (but with no actual programming behind it. Think of it more as something purely visual, to show a client what the finished product is going to look like). This one messed me up because I kept mixing up the assignments! Keep in mind we had two assignments, in the same program, due on the same date but one was a group project with an individual hand-in and the other was purely individual. It was tricky but I managed to finish them both and hand them in on time (not without trouble, mind you. I told you, the IT-systems HATE me…)
Now I also mentioned I was on a bus, right? Well, that’s because of our class trip! We’re headed to Hamburg in Germany to see some things, write some assignments and most importantly, to shake the whole class together and make some friends! It’s a little weird having it almost a month into the semester but better late than never! I, for one, am really looking forward to this trip. I love travelling, especially with friends, so I’m excited to see what we end up doing once we arrive!
I also hope you’re all doing well! Let me know what you’ve been up to yourselves and if you have any suggestions for the blog or for YouTube, feel free to leave a comment here on the blog! I read everything that goes on the blog. It has sort of become my little “safe-space” so I’ll try to keep it updated to the best of my ability from here on out.
Love you guys and I’m so thankful that so many of you are still here, despite the lack of content. It means the world to me that you care and I promise that I will do my best to give you the content you deserve when I have the time to string it together because you have all given me so much and it’s the least I can do in return.
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