Always being able to take the opportunity to learn and find out new ways of being professional, learning about critical judgement and other sorts of strategies are very important skills.
In this very brief workshop, I have learnt about how to be more encouraging towards the flow of my ideas. I’ve also learnt about presentation and how the presentation reflects on how another person will judge you. This, I’ve had experience with, especially when I’ve done interviews for University; I always remember making sure that all of the cat fur from my outfits were picked off before leaving the house and making sure that my portfolio was reasonably presentable.
Another key aspect, that was brought up was communication. If I do not communicate what I want, or what I do clearly, then the other person will not be able to understand what I’m doing or who I am. I need to sell myself and my ideas. There are many forms of communication. Verbal, social and physical.
Following on from the discussion, we proceeded to do the set task of answering the following questions:
What are your strengths as a visual communicator?
- Listening to what others say/ others advice
- Researching for new ideas
- coming up with ideas
- being creative
- writing stories, theories, proposals
- good with colours
- Paying attention to what’s being said
- responding and answering problems
- Not being able to communicate what I want clearly.
- Being direct
- Being critical with my projects
- time management
- Keeping an eye on what resources I have and don’t have
- Organisation of work.
- Being able to properly work in a group (team work)
- Sharing an idea.
What is your favourite colour?
Red. Always has been.
- Old xian.
- Nakamura Shinjiku.
- Shauna lynn Panczyszyn
- Tsubaki Izumi
- Russell Weekes
- Mike McCarthy
What work do you enjoy doing?
- Developing new ideas
- I enjoy producing and making costumes and character drawings
- Writing stories, publishing them and sharing them online.
- Editing digital videos and sound.
- Working individually.
What work do you want to do in future?
- Becoming a manga/comic artist.
- Art technician.
Over all, doing this task was a little tricky. I had to think back on a couple of my choices and re-write them a few times. It was a little difficult trying to think on what my weaknesses were.
Designing a logo.
I wrote down the key words, that stood out to me, which were:
Writing, drawing, reading, listening, thinking, problem solving, red, ideas, development.
I thought this task was going to be pretty straight forward, but once I reached the 11th design, my mind went completely blank. It couldn’t come up with anything, but eventually, when I started to refer back to the key words, I was able to pick up the pace again. I felt that the most simplistic designs were the most clear, and they seem to clearly represent me and what I do. I attempted to stick with my typical quick sketch style first, just to give me a base idea and then as soon as it came down to producing the final idea, I developed it in pen to make the image stand out.