graphic designer and illustrator blogging about design and self-care

Collage No. 49

Collage No. 49

I cannot stop repeating how happy my collage series makes me. Why? Because I really improved my designer's eye incredibly through this little self-initiated project and the more I create the happier I get with my results. Cool beans, huh?! 

If you have any project on your mind for self-initiated projects, go for it ASAP because it will help you a whole lot to improve your skills. And your results will be good and constantly get better since you are working on something that you are really interested in. I have to confess, ever since I started my self-taught freelance journey, I feel that I have learned so much more than I had ever learned in university when I was studying media design for many years. You ask why? Because back in the days when I was studying film and design, I was forced to do a whole lot of projects - and I openly confess that many projects were not my thing at all, I obviously was not interested, did not favour doing them and I also did not see much sense in many projects, needless to say that the learning outcome for me was not good then either. Except for the projects that really interested me probably but they were not the majority. So back to what I mentioned before, ever since I give myself projects and tasks and before I start I think of the learning effect and learning benefit I will get from these projects, with that approach I learn so much better and more than ever before. And I firmly believe, what you do with passion you do well - even when it takes sometime to master your skills but with practise you will slowly get there!

So hooray for self-initiated projects!

Collage No. 49 // by Phylleli #design #graphicdesing #layout #collage #thecollageseries #editorialdesign #artdirection #freelancer #typography #branding

images via pinterest -- all images used are for inspirational purposes only

Collage No. 50 // 3rd Edition Ballet

Collage No. 50 // 3rd Edition Ballet

Collage No. 48 // Florida Dreaming

Collage No. 48 // Florida Dreaming