I had a talk with Stacie today about how I believe my experience is keeping me from taking risks. I have realized over the past few weeks that even when I do take a chance, I often do not submit that for critique. And I find that troubling, since school is exactly the place to experiment.

I have always let the designers do the designing. I know some amazing designers that can whip shit up that will amaze you in little time. In the past I could not compete, so I learned to err on the side of simplicity when it came to design.

Stacie supported my desire to take more risks and suggested some classes I might take to advance my design skills. I will have to follow up with her on that, because at the moment, I can’t remember what it was, but it did have something to do with typography.

She also said that at the end of the two years, I will be able to design. Not having the skills for so long, it’s still hard for me to grasp that.

It’s nearly midnight, and I just got back from the design studio. I left the studio at 4:30 to go to soccer practice. When I got back at 9 p.m., three of the people I left there had not left. One person is still there now.

Ah, school.

The reason we were all there was to work on our communication design projects. We have a draft due tomorrow.