My desire to pursue
a career in graphic design occurred whilst working at an architectural firm
on the Gold Coast in 1987. At the time I had no idea the work I was in fact
doing was graphic design. My job role entailed compiling signage packages
for tender, the detailing of signs and items for industrial application,
and meeting the occasional client. Initially, briefs were given to me by
the architects. Some months later, I was given free rein to design the required
signage. These included significant structures and specific forms for placement
throughout multi-million dollar resort projects. I knew this type of work
was what I enjoyed most, discovering at that point it was called 'Graphic
Now-a-days it's all 'talent driven' and 'computer compiled'.
Well, one would hope so and in that priority. Photoshop, QuarkXpress, InDesign
and Illustrator. Pagemill, DreamWeaver. Flash and Animation Maker. PC or
Macintosh. Web, print, television and radio ...design and copywriting.
A Graphic Designer requires a well-rounded, level-headed, almost Super Hero
ability. In the end though it's all in good fun and that's what drives us
I believe. The reward of seeing an idea become a reality. Moving now into
a career in teaching, I've an incredible pool of experience to draw upon.