Project #2 First Draft

Question: Can you see yourself doing anything else?

A: There is one other thing that I can possibly see myself doing but it would take a lot of effort and dedication put into it to actually receive an outcome from it. That one thing would be streaming or doing Youtube as a content creator. Being a content creator on those platforms can also expand my creativity while being myself as a person. I was unsure if I would be successful in that direction so I decided to become a graphic designer as a ComD major to have that firm ground to build myself on while learning something that I genuinely enjoy. Other than that, I do not really see myself doing anything else that I am interested in or would spend the rest of my life perusing and doing. As of now, I focus myself on being successful as a ComD student while enjoying Youtube and being a content creator for fun and a side hobby.

Question: What influenced you towards this major?

A: The thing that dragged me into this major was around 5 years ago. At the time, I went back to China for vacation and during that time, I signed up for a drawing and shading class because my cousin asked if I wanted to try it out. During the month and a half of being in the drawing class, I became really intrigued with how my artwork really stood out with the shading and making it 3D. It really made me think about how people look at things and the way they see it because during the classes, everyone was sitting in a different seat while looking at the same 3 to 4 wooden blocks under a light and it was casting a shadow in a different direction. After my vacation, that was when I bought my first drawing tablet and starting doing digital art and learning by watching Youtube videos and teaching myself. This was what influenced me towards this major in ComD.

Question: What are some things you like to design?

A: There are many things that I personally like to design. When I am at home, I would usually be drawing or sketching characters with my drawing tablet. That would range from anime to just random shape or words that kind of stands out to me. I would also occasionally go online to play around and create a custom shoes and colors but I do not buy them because I like to just experiment with it and see what results I get with my own style. Another thing that I like to design

1 thought on “Project #2 First Draft”

  1. What are some topics you explore when creating content for YouTube? It would be helpful for you to include that kind of detail if it’s appropriate to include.

    Rather than pitching COMD as the fall-back plan, or second choice, you can write about how it complements the YouTube hobby you have. I could imagine you saying something like “I love making videos for YouTube, but since I can’t likely make a living doing that, I chose to pursue the related field of design. Through COMD, I can also express myself creatively, etc etc etc.” Do you see how that puts a more positive spin on what you’re saying, and also gives you the chance to explain the connection between what you love and what you’re pursuing academically/professionally?

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