How The English Major Turned Novice Graphic Designer
I won’t be a poser. I’m a creative writer through and through…but I will admit that my constant response of, “I don’t know, but I can play around and figure it out!” has lead me *lightly* into the graphic design world.
When you’re working for a non-profit or a startup (and I’ve done both), they need things done. Fast. You’ve got to stay relevant and creative, and it doesn’t matter how you get there. This has served me well in my young career, because it has given me design experience I without needing a formal qualification, and a new passion for playing around with logos, posters, and more!
Below is a collection of work I’ve done for the Iowa Writers’ House, the Campus Activities Board at the University of Iowa, and much more. With many thanks to Canva and the wonderful world of YouTube, I’m still learning. All of this is to simply say, there’s more to this English major than papers on 17th century literature and a notebook of ideas! Enjoy! — E
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