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    Answering these questions: • What does "falling down" look like for you as a designer/student? • What are some professional (or personal) habits … Read More
    Answering these questions: • What does "falling down" look like for you as a designer/student? • What are some professional (or personal) habits that cause you to stumble? • What are the fundamentals that Rutledge speaks of, and which ones do you need a better understanding of? Read Less
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Response to the article "Falling Down" by Andy Rutledge
 
I am very good with my hands and I am a very creative person. I love drawing, crafts, designing anything creative, but I think my “falling down” would probably have to be the technical side of graphic design, like coming up with the ideas and starting the design. As as student, I struggle trying to finish the graphic design assignment with originality and I do the best can with that.
 
When something doesn’t go my way, or a design is not working out the way I want it to, I always want to give up, but I strive to do better than just give up…I go beyond that. I try to research or find a different way to fix the problem. Sometimes, it is discouraging to see others not struggling as bad as me. I guess I need to understand my weaknesses better and work on them. I am trying to juggle too much at the same time. That can lead me to be discouraged and question my talent in this field.
 
Studying the fundamentals at MC has no doubt helped me a lot with the fundamentals of design. I think, I need to understand fundamentals: layout, color, navigation of the software (such as Illustrator, InDesign), and contrast. The biggest problem I have would have to be how to use the software for the designs because they are very new to me.
 
Andy Rutledge