So far in the course, I feel like my idea of Graphic Design is still similar to what I first posted. However, after doing a bit of research, required for the Limited Literature Review, I’ve noticed that they way I design is changing. It’s not just a problem – solving technique but something that is evolving to concept maps, research, and now trying to include the idea of design thinking.
I’m asking myself more often: If I do this now, what will happen later? What is the next step in this design? Where am I going to go from here? I am actually trying to stay one step a head at work. (at least, I am trying too.) My manager will ask for an HTML e-mail blast to be designed and I then say… well if we send this out on Friday, let’s send another one out on this date with this message and the appropriate links to the website. Instead of stopping the design process at the single thing they have asked me to create, I am taking that opportunity to offer my expertise or my skill set to inquire about another option they could implement to keep their marketing strategies current and up to date!