200 word essay for my internship class

Week 1 – Internship Class  “My Voice”

Graphic design is my number one passion: I wake up in the morning thinking about typography.  I go throughout the entire day with design on my mind.  I go to sleep excited about what I am going to do next and sometimes even dream about my profession.  Sounds pretty crazy right, you could say I have a one tracked mind.  But I know it’s on the right track!

What I bring to the table is a keen eye for typography, a knack for color schemes, a high-capacity for branding, and a never-ending love for creating logos.  One of my favorite things about my career is that I create things for people that weren’t existent before.  I contribute something to the universe, sending out good designs to represent a company or individual.  I am such a lucky and grateful person who has found their niche in life.

In a perfect world, I’d be an art director at an agency working alongside creative people.  I’d be challenged to solve problems in an unconventional way and make the audience think.

My future feels like a roller coaster; some parts scare the crap out of me while others keep me smiling for days on end.

Why I love studying to be a graphic designer

1.  Work anywhere in the world.  I can work wherever, whenever, for whomever I want and still get paid. Come on, how freaking awesome is that??  My greatest fear in life is to “be pigeon-holed in some regular job” (don’t mind me and my awesome reference to Eminem).  

2. It’s never a dull day on the job. Everyday it’s something new.  Different client, different need.  You get to create something new everyday that goes out into the universe!

3. We’re in high demand. Which if you think about makes sense.  Not everyone can make look nice, in fact a lot of businesses are really good about making things really tacky.  We wave our magical design wands and poof everything is easier to read.

4. We get shit done.  We create business cards, websites, posters, brochures, cd covers, books covers, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, packaging, logos, letterheads, clothing lines.  Basically we are what makes the world go round, without us everything would be gray and blah.

5. Freelance. Need some extra moolah?  Freelance is an excellent way to gain experience, get your name out there for prospective clients and of course get some extra cash in your pocket.