Something I always wished I could do and was good at is Photoshop and graphic design. I am horribly un-creative and struggle greatly trying to think up of anything unique. However, I do like to challenge myself and see if I can do something, even if I don’t think I can.
While figuring out my last assignment I wanted to do, my suite-mate saw the post about making a poster. She immediately told me I should do that one, as she loves editing photos and videos. Because she has the programs on her computer, knows her way around them, and this was something I was interested in doing, I agreed.
Because we had to have some assignments related to this semester’s theme, the 80’s, my suite-mate gave me some retro, 80’s based inspirations. I explained how I wanted to do the poster, we worked together on Photoshop to complete that goal. I know nothing on how to work on it, so she mostly helped me with the mechanics while I picked what we did and what to do. The program kept failing us and both my suite-mate and I were extremely frustrated. Eventually, after what felt like hours and oceans of tears, we completed the fake poster.
Whenever I look at this poster, I think of how much work was put into this. I see how this was also more bonding time with one of my best friends, my suite-mate. I mostly did this to see how hard it would be to create a simple poster from scratch. To say the least, it was extremely difficult, and I didn’t even do it alone. I don’t know how professionals in society and social media do this constantly. It takes an extreme amount of patience, creativity, and hard work. I’m really proud of the poster my suite-mate and I made, and I want to try to expand my horizons more because of this experience!
If you want to see my suite-mate’s work, which you totally should, go visit her website!
Description of Activity: “Design a poster for an upcoming event, it could be a concert, a car show, really anything you want, the event can even be made up. Be creative and have fun with it. When you finish your poster, advertise it on your social media accounts so people will know about the event.”