Besides working (aka volunteering) for the Indonesia Youth Forum 2014 for the upcoming May in Wakatobi. Lately, I’ve been plunging myself into a brand new exciting hobby of mine; designing!
After years back then I was working on the school magazine, I frankly quite familiar with designing process, researching good design materials and contents. Years later, I found myself quite concern on many ISYF’s design publication materials (i.e; flyers, posters and even website).
Furthermore, as a university student I required to do some presentations on the class. When I heard the word ‘presentation’ what came on my mind were the matter of good design, beautiful fonts and for sure; presentable contents. What I meant by presentable contents is the golden core of the content presented instead of stacking words into one slide.
From that point, I started to live my expectation of a ‘beautiful presentation’ by learning simple design ideas by managing number of colours palette, icon that representing my golden core point, up until collaboration of beautiful fonts that goes together in one page.
My favourite beautiful fonts for presentation purpose; Ostrich, Pacifico & Oswald.
Afterwards, I started to living my sketching hobby again by making couple of zentangle. But I found it quite boring for me, but my friend do zentangle really cool.
Somehow I got to know Adobe Lightroom that led me to get to know another Adobe system stuff; Photoshop and (my favourite) Illustrator! Thanks to my mom that happened to be the very first trigger, since she needed a logo design for our newest business brand. When she asked me to get her one, I was like “how could I do that!?”
From that day on, I fill up myself with loads of tutorials and with some questions asked to my friend. Well, Lightroom is definitely not for designing logo so I tried Photoshop out and played around with the typography stuff.
My very first experiment combining Lightroom + Photoshop, with the pro model; GoPro 3+ wohoo~
That little experiment finally brought me to Illustrator (setelah serangkaian aksi memelas pada seorang teman) right when I was looking for Photoshop tutorial but found loads of Illustrator instead. And, I decided to try out this tutorial.
Four hours straight twinning this by exploring the basic tools on Adobe Illustrator
And, voila! That’s my first work done with Illustrator. By learning through that tutorial I found the Illustrator is really really handy with even its basic shapes plus the tutorial is really clear with step-by-step explanation and dialog box shown on most step. If you have same passion for designing, I highly recommend you to try out that tutorial.
In a nutshell, I fell in love with Illustrator already, so much. And got addicted exploring every tools on it.
Give yourself a shot of experiment to play along with the Illustrator and you’ll know how obsessed I am with it.
After those long lines of words telling how I attached myself into designing stuff, what I learned so much about designing is; how it actually could deliver the value on what we want to deliver through the illustration.
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works" - Steve Jobs.
P.s: my mom’s request progress.