Olivia M Design


Concept & Strategy

The second thing I learned about in school was concepting and strategy. They were honestly a little difficult to wrap my head around, so I wanted to dedicate a whole session of Saturday Skills to it since it’s a crucial part of being a designer and a creative in general. Don’t worry if it doesn’t all make sense at first! As you get into it and practice, it will become foundational for everything you design. Let’s jump in!

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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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