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Help me please?

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 4, 2010, 4:29 AM



So I want to go to University next year to study Graphic Design. I've been wanting to do it for ages, and for then I have to gather lots and lots of pictures to place in my portfolio so that I would be prepared for any interviews. Being successful in an interview means that there's a higher percentage that I'd be accepted into the university
Which is why this journal is so important to me right now. I need a mentor (or someone to talk to) who is experienced in Graphic Design, preferably having done it at a degree. I need to learn so badly that I'd do all that I can to get a mentor.
So if you do Graphic Design and are willing to be a mentor please note me with your details, and I shall have a look ASAP :)

Also, I'm opening up really cheap mini commissions at only $5.50! Hurry while the space is open! :D For more info please visit:


I have set up a website, and whilst it's still under construction you are more than welcome to visit it ^_^ www.mysticthorn.weebly.com

Tehehe, it's my birthday this Saturday! :D I really can't wait as it's going to be relaly good (if the weather holds up >_<"). Teehehehehehehehe! :D :cake::party:


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:iconlisssssyrawr:
Lisssssyrawr Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
I know I'm late buttttt, Happy Birthdayyyyy. <3 Hope you're happy and safe. (:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh thank you so much sweetie! ^3^ :love:
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Darktaru Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Good Luck :)
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou, I think I'd need it :P
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:iconangel-kikyou:
Angel-Kikyou Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goos luck with it, sweetie! ~♥
Unfortunately I can't help you ... but I hope you'll manage it! ;]
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyooou doll! ^_^ <3
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:icongooregan:
Gooregan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Graphic design definitely is a great job - being a writer I am always jealous that those people can work everywhere in the world... Language is not a limit.

Too sad I am not a designer.

Do you already know where you want to study?
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it is isn't it? I love it :D
Loughborough university is my top choice :)
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:icongooregan:
Gooregan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I looked it up - isn't it a bit too boring? ;)
London, Manchester - wouldn't those cities be more exciting?

Good luck with your plans!
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the best university for design... And I don't like London at all. It's too busy for me >_<
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:icongooregan:
Gooregan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Okay, if "too busy" is not good for you, then that really seems to be a good choice. ;)
I have lived in the countryside for too long... glad to be in the centre of Manchester, where it´s noisy and vibrant.
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :)
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:iconhamdanzinha:
hamdanzinha Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey, I do Graphic Design too. Well, I'm in the ending of the course (only 1 and a half year left), and I can say that I got a little disapointed. I mean, as I'm a illustrator too, I expected to draw a lot, but doesn't work that way. If is that what you're expecting, go to other ways like, Arts ans Crafts..

But if you're expecting to be really creative (when I mean really, I mean REALLY ~You'll have to be like crazy, and all your mind will gonna change). You'll met really different people, with really different ideas, and we do much more than press art. Our first idea is to innovate. You'll learn typography, semiothics, lil cauculus and math..

But I ove it. I love being a graphic designer!

chhers,
hope I had helped...
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh really? What do you mostly do in Graphic Design? I'm going to apply there for university so I need all the information that relates to that such as what things they would do on the courses, and what is required in the portfolio when you go for an interview.

It does sound really interesting, and I'd love to do it :D
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:iconhamdanzinha:
hamdanzinha Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well, we learn how to make posteres, websites, packages for stuff, promotional gifts, marketing and design management, cd/dvd covers, magazine covers and pages, diagramming newspapers and stuff, editign sounds and videos.. Prints for shirts.. Well, everything about visual programation. We basicly study math and cauculus for doing packages and programing for web ^^
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow that sounds... absoloutely amazing! o_O Could you teach me a little please? Because I need to get a portfolio together >_<
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:iconhamdanzinha:
hamdanzinha Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well I don't guess you really need a prtfolio before getting into college, because you put ir together with the things you learn there! But sure, I can help ya! :D
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah well in England the universities that I want to apply for require a portfolio for the interview >_< So yeah. I've made an album cover but I don't think it's that good enough so I'm making another. :)
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:iconhamdanzinha:
hamdanzinha Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sure, I understand! In Brazil, in fact, we have all disciplines test first, then a drawing test.

Try to make some magazine/ book covers too. Make a look to this posters and give a try [link]

In "Photoshop Creative", a magzine about Photoshop, is too good for begginers in design! :D
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh really? What do you have to do? ^_^
Ooh! I could do that >_> But how do you make posters? :/
I made 2 CD covers here : [link] Could you possibly critic it please? Or give advice? ^_^
Oooh that website looks aaamazing! :D Some really good stuff on there ^_^ But how does the design process work?
:O Oh wow! I shall have to take a look ^_^
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N-Maulina Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I do graphic design and that's my main focus now at university. I'm still studying so I'm not an expert.

I think graphic design is about creativity, not effort. Do something creative with visual language, not words.

I hope that helps. Good luck :)
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh really? Could you possibly teach me everything that you know of it please? ^_^
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:iconn-maulina:
N-Maulina Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
umm... I have nothing to teach. Just keep focus on visual, avoid too much words. The theory is the same as making comic. When there are too much text on it, the reader will be lazy to read it.

Graphic design has a strong link to the advertising business. Most of the graphic designer work on advertising. Advertisement is everywhere to found. What graphic designer have to do is making that advertisement interesting to "look at" and the main purpose of the advertisement can be understood easily. That's the matter of creativity :D

sorry for my bad english ^^;
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Okidos, thank you very much :D I can't wait to start learning about it ^_^
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:iconn-maulina:
N-Maulina Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
meeee too^^ when it'll start? mine will be on October
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Next year >_<"
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:iconn-maulina:
N-Maulina Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Owh @___@ so... you will have a long holiday until then?
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. Got another year of Sixth Form, and then uni. Gonna be a difficult year >_<
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