When I was a kid, I used to enjoy drawing. Day end and day out, I would sketch and draw pictures in a notebook that I owned. As time progressed and my skills got a little more advanced, people started to ask me to draw certain pictures for them. This was great to do in high school because I was about to make a little money. I had plans to go to college to pursue as a career in graphic art but due to certain circumstances I was not able to go.
After a few years of working at a local restaurant, I felt that it was time to pursue my graphic arts dream again. My research led me to a website that offered 104 graphic design schools. This particular school offered Texas graphic arts degrees. Which was great because I currently resided in Texas?
On the website I was also able to locate a school that offered Georgia graphic designer degrees. A school in a different state was more appealing to me because I always wanted to attend an out of state school. The state of Georgia was a perfect choice because one of my favorite aunts resided in the state and would allow me to stay with her until I was able to get on my feet.
In a matter of two weeks I was able to sign up for school, pack my belongings, and relocate to Georgia. I conveniently choose the schedule of my classes around a certain time so that I could work during the night.
I am currently taking the first courses needed toward receiving a graphic design degree. I am happy that my life is starting to go the way that I have always intended. Though I was not able to off to school when my friends were able to, 104 graphic design schools have given me the ability to take the necessary steps towards my dream career.
With a graphic art degree, I would like to make a difference in the world. I hope to land a job creating graphics that help children and teenagers to make better decisions. For example, I had previously read an article about Do graphic health warning labels have an impact on adolescents’ smoking-related beliefs and behaviours – PubMed – NCBI. This information showed me just how powerful a picture or a graphic could be when it comes to children making certain decisions.