Why the graphics Design course?
I have always been a curious individual ever inspecting and wondering how things work and what's inside them. This led me to break into lots my toys and doing lots of experiments throughout my childhood.I have always loved experimenting and solving problems be it for the gliders which I had made using foam and sticks or the car which tried making with friends during schooldays, where we made a car all out of junk we could find at our homes without spending a penny, it was single seater car which would be powered by as washing machine motor run on computer UPS. But little did we know it was going to fail as it couldn't run even a meter with a person seated.Even though this was failure many such experiences helped to chose a stream for my bachelors, I went on to pursue mechanical engineering in college,but I always felt there is something missing.
It was after graduation when I enrolled in "Innovative Product design Methods" by Prof.X,of Institute reignited my thoughts to pursue design as career.I took up design exams that following year,to my surprise i got a pretty good rank being from a non-design background, but this failure led to my first step into my design journey I quit my job at that time and thought I have to do what I love, that's being creative problem solver . As a part of preparations for the exams i used to brain storm and come out with novel product concepts I wanted to be better at product designing, but figured out that without a degree in it I wouldn't be able to go any further in this career path.
Curious to find how i could build a career in design, I started looking into roles that would allow me use my interests to create products and then I came across UI/UX design, I enrolled into a course in this field to learn the more about it,i was successful in designing an app concept, I found out that design is not all about learning softwares,there is lot more to it.I did lot of self learning and also looked for freelance opportunities that would come my way in order to gain professional experience but then I was lucky to be hired in Schnieder technological services pvt.ltd as a visual design intern.The past 1.5Years has been a the most exciting time of my life,I knew i had to make the most of this wonderful opportunity,I took every opportunity that came my way to educate my self about the user-centric design practices.
Right from creating posters to enterprise level applications working with many interdisciplinary teams has taught me to become a better designer,empathize,and to ultilise my skills to the most ,I have created few of my own application concepts empathizing with the users and in topics that are dear to me like cooking.One such a memorable experience was at a design event where we came in the top 10 out of 90 entries,that was was the first time i got to see throught the users eyes by conducting user interview with the actual users,and could see the pain they go through on a daily basis.
So far I am proud of what i have achieved but is still believe that there is a lot more to learn and a whole journey ahead the graphics Design course(related course to my current field of work but not the same) at your institute will help me to work with many people from different fields which will further strengthen my future as a designer