What are you learning today

What are you learning or doing at the moment to move yourself forward in you career as a designer?

Saw this posted over on a Facebook group and thought it might be a good topic here, if something similar has not already been posted.

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I know everybody is a photographer these days, but I’ve been working on my photography. I have a small shooting space in my basement. Most of what I do is simple table top product shots that require even lighting. I’ve been working on getting better at composition and lighting to move beyond the simple product shots.

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Reading GDF.

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That is a really interesting question! I have been trying to build my ideation skills. I have learnt that if the concept is strong, the design will automatically be strong!

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I’m learning today how to pull bleeds on a gradientalicious logo.
It isn’t going so well.
I get paid by the hour BTW…
:wink:

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Today is my first day of fall classes. Excited for my web design 2 class :slight_smile:

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Patience

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Let me know if you figure that one out.

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I’ve been practicing at that for years and just can’t seem to get the hang of it.

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It’s on-going.

How amazing javascript truly is!!!

After 35 years in the business you would think there’s nothing left to learn. Not so - I learn something new every day. This week is fairly routine so anything new will come as a nice surprise, which I look forward to.
Yesterday I learned that even if the boss is on holiday, you can still be busy and end up doing OT.
Today so far (9:20am) I’ve learned that there are still people out there who can ask interesting questions, and that this forum is still full of people of skill, wit and humour.
Last week I learned that the German for ‘Horse Feathers’ is ‘Pferder Federn’. Say it quickly 3 times.

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I just finished 2 online courses yesterday, WordPress and SEO. I’m still annoyed by WordPress, but that’s my own fault. I just need to get with the times.

I’m annoyed by WordPress too. It’s the most popular of the various content management systems, yet in my opinion, it’s the worst one.

As for me learning things. Today is a day free from learning and one for production.

Yesterday, I learned how to create PowerPoint slides and decks. Yeah, I know, it’s something I should have learned years ago, but I’ve purposely avoided doing so. I’ve always hated it based on my early 1990’s experience with the awful application. With that in mind, I’ve always steered clear, and have always found it useful to profess complete, honest and befuddled bewilderment when someone asked me to help them with their stupid, boring speech.

A nice freelance thing came along, though, that required it, so I finally broke down, bought a copy and dived into it yesterday. It’s much better than I remember and simple enough to figure out without resorting to a manual. With luck, I’ll be able to forget what I learned in a few weeks and go back to my previous state of ignorance.

It was never as bad as its reputation.

Oh no, it used to be horrible in the 90s. PowerPoint (at least recent iterations) is surprisingly pretty good nowadays. Like B I used to dread it, but now I’m the “team expert” on it (which I think just means no one else wants to mess with it. Ha!)

I was that too, starting around 1994. There are a lot more features now, but its core functions work pretty much the same way they did back then. My biggest gripe with it, and all of MS Office, has always been the over-automation of the developers’ assumptions with respect to the users’ desired results.

Oh, and by the way, I didn’t learn shit today.

The first thing that came to mind is the General Electric logo.

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Using the word … concatenate.

I’m a bit of a control freak; I’m trying to learn how to let go of designing on every project and instead let staff handle it all the way through.

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