Good Mornin Worlddddddddd!
My name is Courtney. I am currently in the process of getting back into school. I went to FIU for hospitality and after a year I realized that graphic design was truly my passion. I have done it for the past 5/6 years as a hobby. Self taught like many others. Attending the Art Institute I was really disatisfied wit the quality of education so I withdrew. I had considered Full Sail but after readin all the negative things about it I narrowed my choice down to Ringling.
At this point I have not had much professional experience. My worst fear in life is becoming another internet graphic design groupie who does nothing but design messageboard sigs, mediocre blog layouts and myspace pages. Not to knock anyone who does, we all start somewhere but there is so much more out there I want to do. Ideally I would like to work in web design, motion graphics, packaging, and promotions. I really want to make a great name for myself doing something that I love to do. I've made some mistakes in the past years personally but I have also matured in so many ways. I have gotten every ounce of teen rebel out of my system and I'm truly ready to take charge of my life and my future. I would be the first in my family to do something this great and I dont want to fail them but most of all fail myself.
At this point I definitely dont have much experience in traditional art. I never even took a class lol. However I do possess enough natural ability to be able to learn if there is someone out there patient enough to start me out with the basics. Although I do have experience in design its only limited to photoshop ( I would definitely like to dust off my illustrator and get it in gear). I have the Adobe Creative Master Suite, all these great programs and only using one. Plus the most I've designed are personal pages on myspace and for my own site.
I would love a mentor who is patient enough to start me off in traditional art. I've already went out and bout the charcoal, water color pencils, and sketchbooks. I know it takes time and patience but I'm so looking forward to doing something new and accomplishing something that i'd never thought I could. Be able to look at my work and say "who wouldve thought? . . . " I would also like to be mentored graphically. My work is mediocre. I have so much potential but I need someone who can and will push me to think outside the box and find myself as an artist. I know it takes 11240% of my effort but that extra motivation and push from someone else who sees your potential can push that level of effort to 1505902% lol.
I also want to add that I've also gotten into photography. If there is somenoe who is also willing to give tips and hints and be helpful in that area I'm also very open to that.
Now I do realize that one person may/may not have all those skills. In either situation I'm mostly concerned about developing a great portfolio to enter Ringling Graphics program so that means my main focus in on graphic design and a lil traditional art.
You can find my work here on myspace:
(if you dont have myspace I'd be more than happy to email anything you would like to see)
I would be more than grateful to anyone who offers their knowledge. I'm so hyped and ready to get started.
*CONTACT* swv821_2_gurl (yahoo messenger) or email email@example.com. I'm also on AIM (Kingzdaughter05) but I dont use it as much as yahoo. Or you can always just reply here