Finally something fun and broad enough that everyone could relate to it.
This time in my TA class, I decided to ask the students to create stickers based on a couple of very broad categories that encompassed just about everything in the universe: Emojis, Food, Quotes/word (only handwritten), Nature, Traveling/transportation, and Music.
Some would say I was too generous, but I think that by being able to do something you are interested in, learning Adobe Illustrator will come naturally. Personally, I’ve been having a hard time explaining Illustrator. I believe it to be a very open and forgiving software. There isn’t much you can do wrong in it, which is one of the reasons I love it so much. Using illustrator for me is very much automatic; I don’t know what I know and don’t know. It is weird, so trying to explain that is very odd. But since I have the most awesome students, they are very patient and help me out a lot.
They also seem to be having a great time with the software (more than with inDesign, but inDesign isn’t as forgiving). From the feedback from this project, I could gage that making the stickers wasn’t a difficult task and the majority seemed to have enjoyed the process.
I posted a picture of their work on my personal Instagram account (@vickfaccin) and it got reposted by the Iowa State College of Design Instagram page, which I thought it was the coolest thing.
I am so proud of my students and their work as well as the effort they put in this class. I couldn’t be more excited to be a TA and help them navigate these first semesters of design school.
Keep on rocking it.