Designer Looking To Step It Up, Need Some Direction
23 Oct 2011 - 2:01pm
3 years ago
Hi all. I am a graphic designer/
designer-still-in-training. I received my bachelor's degree in
Graphic Design, minoring in multimedia design. In school I learned
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Indesign, all
of which I still use frequently. I also learned some 3D modeling and
texturing through Maya. Since graduating I have done some
freelancing, mainly web graphics and logos.
I didn't have much luck getting into a
design firm like I hoped, and to tell you the truth, that didn't feel
like the right direction for me anyway. Advertisements, logos, and
print is interesting but it isn't what I really wanted to do with my
I'm a manager at a copy and print
center now and am doing some design work there, mainly designing
business card and invitation layouts. However, I'd like to move on to
interactive design and games. I would like to create a game with a
strong emphasis in the story as I also have been writing since I was
very little and have always been told I have good story ideas.
Anyway, since I decided to head in this
direction I've been trying to swallow all the information I can,
updating my flash skills, seeing what platform to develop for, and so
on. I learned that flash games can be ported to android pretty easily
and I have been learning about this through Lynda.com. I have also
started creating my own game/story with Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash
and After Effects, which is still in the very early stages.
What I'm looking for is any
suggestions, references, direction from the veteran game developers/
interactive designers. There is so much information out there and it
seems like so many different directions I could go with this, I feel
a bit overwhelmed. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!