Joyce Chen

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Book Response: Chapter 11

 

The combination of rapid advancement of technology and the growing role of visual communication in our society has created an interesting challenge for typographic education. This final chapter that we studied this semester examined several different assignments from students. The projects that were presented balanced perceptual and conceptual development. While I flipped through the pages in this chapter, it helped me reflect on the work that I have produced since entering the program. When I first entered the program, I was completely terrified and yet excited at the same time. It was the most spontaneous thing I’ve ever done in my entire life. Not only was I entering into a field that I had no previous knowledge about, but I didn’t have the full support from my family. The work that was presented in the book reminded me of my design journey. Three years ago, I couldn’t even imagine being able to produce the level of work that I have been able to work and develop over the past couple of years. Even in this semester alone, I have not only developed a strong enough familiarity with the technology, but I’ve been able to be confident enough to start experimenting. These case studies of the students not only reminded me of how much I’ve been able to grow as a designer, but also motivate me to continue to grow.

 
Joyce Chen