It's a crazy thing, graduating college.
I feel so ready to get out of here yet it feels like I just got here.
I feel like I learned everything I could, yet I still have much to learn.
Building my portfolio and website gave me a necessary look back at my years at Cal Poly Pomona and all the shenanigans I have been a part of (or started).
When I think of the projects I have done before, I am quick to denounce what I have done and I almost feel ashamed for making them. But when actually going back and looking at these projects, I am amazed at everything I have created and accomplished. (not trying to boast here) Of course some of my projects need tuning up here and there, but its a surreal feeling to see visual indications of your growth as a designer and a person on your journey throughout the years spent here.
Its funny, remembering my first few years as a graphic design major. I felt so clueless and naive. I probably still feel like that sometimes and will definitely feel that way in the future, but I can't describe how much I have appreciated my time here.
I honestly had a few weeks of panic when trying to make my portfolio the perfect sum of what I have learned here. Don't get me wrong, I am still trying to make this portfolio the best it could possibly be. I just feel that I don't have the communication skills to really summarize my experience here in a portfolio.
I have come up with the conclusion that no matter what I do, my portfolio will never be perfect. Not in my eyes at least. And that should be fine. What is my life without imperfection? I know I am far from being the best graphic designer there is, but that will not stop me from trying to be somewhere up there. I love design. Imperfections are what make design possible.