I have learned a lot about myself this semester. I have learned that although many times I have no idea what I am doing, the more I focus on doing things and the less I focus on deadlines the easier what I am doing becomes. What I mean to say is that I have learned that the most important part in the design process is to enjoy it. Enjoy the process because you will never work on the same project twice. I have also discovered that often times re-examining my creative process leads to new discoveries. It is hard and you will fight yourself the whole way, but getting yourself outside of your comfort zone is what leads to new discoveries.
My perspective of graphic design has also slightly changed. In the past, I was always taught that you had to follow a strict process. Draw your thumbnails, do some roughs, proof things, make changes, etc. etc. However, this semester I found that some of my greatest ideas came from when I was just fooling around. Just goofing off and playing around have led to discoveries I didn’t think I could achieve without being serious. To me, this was the most important thing I could have taken away, creativity shouldn’t be work.