I took this class as part of a requirement for my major, but also because I really am interested in learning how to design websites. I have been asked a few times if I knew how to or if I could help create one, but I have unfortunately had to say that I did not know how to. In the future I want to own my own studio and teach art classes to the community. Being able to create my own website will be very beneficial to me. Also as I have said before I want to become an art teacher, while I am mainly interested in teaching elementary school, I have also thought about the possibility of teaching high school so that I can teach graphic design classes. Gaining the knowledge of web design will look good on my resume and broaden the amount of classes that I will be able to teach in the future.
For Art Education, each student has to choose a focus area that they would like to make the center of their education in art. For my focus area I chose Graphic Design. I first took a graphic design class my sophomore year of high school. The class was called Digital Design and we learned the Adobe Suite Programs, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. I absolutely loved the class and wanted to learn more, so I signed up for Digital Design 2 for my Junior year of high school. While I enjoyed the class and working on designing, we did not get much opportunity to create for ourselves, so I unfortunately chose not to continue with taking the third year of the class. However, I did not let that deter me from continuing on with my interest in graphic design. I was initially hired at my mother’s work in the marketing department to help design logos for some of their projects, and ended up working there for almost three years. Even though I did not design for them the whole time, I did not let that keep me from doing my own designs. While here at FSU I have taken the Digital Foundations class, Typography class, and Digital Media class. This is my last class to finish my classes in my focus area. I wish that I could take more, but I am looking forward to learning more aspects of design through this Web Design class.
I made this WordPress site for my Web design class at The Florida State University. I am a graduate student in the 5 year Art Education program, and I am starting my final year at FSU. I am looking forward to my web design class and all that it has to offer.
I hope who ever reads this enjoys my journey in learning about the art of Web design. Maybe you even might learning something too!