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An Intro To Design

For our first Saturday Skills session, I wanted to talk about the very first things I learned at portfolio school. Before you hop on the computer or start drawing, you need to build a foundation. It's critical that you understand these things before you start actually designing!

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Craft, Organizing & Learning New Things

When I was in school, I had to pick up a lot of random skills that were seemingly unrelated to design. I had to sew for a project that required us to make bags. I learned the basics of photography so I could snap photos of my work for my website. I learned some origami, painted a lot, got really good at cutting straight lines, and built shapes out of various materials.

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Get Started with Saturday Skills!

Deciding what to do with your life can be really hard. I took a semester off after graduating and went to community college for a semester before going to portfolio school, and even then I wasn't sure what I was doing. I thought about a business degree, interior design, and even becoming an astronaut (which requires like a doctorate in some kind of science so that wasn't happening).

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