is pretty much everything!
I’m mostly concerned that I can’t see what’s wrong with a design. It’s that particular situation when you finish something and think it’s worthy of a Nobel prize and then you look at it a few hours later and want to burn it!
This corresponds to both graphic design and knit design. I’ve ordered some knitting design books, so I hope that will help. Apparently Elizabeth Zimmerman is a wool goddess! I’m very excited and they should arrive tomorrow. (I’ll keep you posted lovely people!)
Graphic design is my worst nightmare come true. I’m pretty terrible at design, and have a hard time recognizing ‘perfect’ design from a work in progress in the most talented of crafters See Mummysam who despite her hair-pulling frustration with this piece, is an incredible designer and a bit of an inspiration since Life on the Double Point pointed (ahem) her out to me a few months ago.
I’ve also had endless frustration designing banners for blogs, my website, and Etsy, which came to a head when another shop not-entirely-kindly pointed out that my banner and theirs were ‘the same’, it doesn’t help that they use the name handmadehandsome! (I think it’s actually a rather funny coincidence, especially considering they knit too and was planning on changing my shop name to reflect the name of the knit design business that I want to start.)
It’s another incredibly frustrating side-affect of choosing not to study art in university. (I fear this decision will haunt me forever.)
Where do you start with design? What are some good pointers? any recommended reading for design-idiots like me?