Although I had a ton of fun making the keynote (I love keynotes for some weird reason) and adding the transitions… I get so nervous when I have to go up there and present to a group of people. It’s pretty funny that I’m pretty extroverted and do fine being the center of attention in large crowd where I have the comfort of their presence around me, but I do terrible when I’m behind a podium or something and everyone is expected to pay attention to me. This is basically how I felt.
They had some really beautiful works, I wish I could’ve shown more videos of their work in the presentation but I wasn’t quite sure how the instructor felt about having a video laden presentation. I wanted to make sure I actually informed my classmates about the work they did instead of just showing it without any real information.
Regardless, this keynote was eye opening in terms of the question “What is graphic design?” For me at least. People always ask what I want to do with Graphic Design and I just name off all these different things that I love doing with Graphic Design but I haven’t really figured out what niche I want to work in though. I mean, I know there’s no rush to really choose one… and as a designer and philomath, I really am interested in learning and tapping into all the skill sets for all the different types of design.
I don’t want to master just one, but I want to be a modern Renaissance (wo)man, just like my dear Leonardo Da Vinci (I fucking love that guy. He’s great and I don’t care what anyone else says. If you don’t believe me, go play Assassin’s Creed and become his best friend on there and then we can talk). Also, if you don’t know much about Da homeboy Leo, there’s an exhibit about him in Kansas City, MO. around October.
I plan on going. So should you. haha
Anywho, that’s it for now. I kinda feel inspired to create a ridiculous keynote to explain how awesome Da Vinci is now… maybe when I have free time this winter.