An Insight Into OhHayFriday, September 19, 2014
It sounds quite cliched but I think I have always wanted to become a designer or illustrator. When I was a child I would spend my free time (and school time) doodling away and looking through different art books. During my childhood my Granda always asked me if I would go study at Gray School of Art. In the end I haven't studied there but it's still a route I have gone down.
Throughout my later Primary School years the concept of jobs were starting to be thrown out there and we had been asked what we would like to do. I remember illustrating book covers was a very prominent choice for me but there was a point when I wanted to be a Disney Float Designer.
In Secondary School I ended up finding out about Graphic Design during a PSE lessons in 2nd Year. We had to complete a questionnaire which gave a selection of jobs that would suit you most based on your answers. The selection that came up from my answers were very much art/design orientated with Interior Design, Art Teacher and Graphic Designer being up at the top. After doing some research into the different jobs that popped up I knew Graphic Design was for me!
The next 3 and a half years of my life at Secondary School I studied subjects that would help me study Graphic Design. Although I had hoped to go to University after 5th year, with Grades that weren't great I ended up going into College for two years which has lead me to where I am now.
I have to say I am really lucky knowing what type of job I have wanted to do since that age as there is people still stuck in their 20's and later.. I'm also especially lucky that my parents have also been supportive of me wanting to pursue Graphic Design.
What job did you want to do when you were younger?