So, I actually survived my first ever artistic type critique today. Yeek. Scary? Yeah! I had to put two vastly different web designs up on the — dun dun dun — H drive today so they could be displayed for everyone in the room to make comments on. The rules are that you have to be polite and give positive criticism and those rules were followed. All of the people involved are my classmates. Some of them are old friends or at the least familiar faces and some are new but I know we’ll all be friends in the end.

We have some fantastic artists in the class and their designs absolutely blew me away! I am not one of them. I think I have an eye for color and line and form and space/negative space, etc., etc. But I have almost no real experience in any of this stuff, except for some experiments with beadwork and fabric collage, which don’t translate well to web design.

I did get some positive comments but I have my work cut out for me before the next critique. Which is next week. This class is stretching me absolutely, positively, utterly to my limits. That’s good and I’m gonna try to live up to my own high expectations. That’s what it’s all about. Wish I’d known that a few years decades earlier.

2 Responses to “Survival”

  1. sam Says:

    Casual invite to Atlanta to explore some design theory & tips…. Real issues may be: how fast do the pages load and how accessible is the info they convey….

  2. Isa Says:

    umm you should probably take up that casual invite mom… it would be funnn. jetsetting mom, california, atlanta… gosh.