When I registered for my classes last semester I was expecting to learn a lot, since I knew LIM College was a great school. As time went by though, I not only learned an incredible amount, but I also had a lot of fun doing it!
My class schedule was pretty mixed, with business classes and seminars but also some creative classes which, as a Visual Merchandising major, obviously became my favorites! Color & Design and Display Graphics were the classes I most enjoyed in the fall semester. Both of them gave us the ability to explore our creative side in ways applicable to the fashion industry.
In Color & Design I learned about value through the paintings that we analyzed; and how artists use different elements to create different feelings. Doesn’t that sound like something that can be applied anywhere? Seriously, it can! It gives us structure to work with. For example, in the visual merchandising of a store or how the elements can work together on a business card.
Color & Design is a very hands-on class. We learned about symmetry by doing a symmetric project. We also made a collage and a visual binder that will be helpful for any other visual projects in the future. This class also served as base for my other favorite class: Display Graphics. Truth to be told, I had always seen Photoshop and Illustrator as enemies. OMG they seemed so HARD! But the reality is that they are not as difficult as they look. I was even able to make a press kit for a brand I created myself - from the logo to a brochure that promoted the business.
It was so fun to explore all the tools and know that I can now do it in the real fashion world. Those classes gave me a lot to add on my portfolio. They also taught me how to do certain things I didn’t feel comfortable with, but that are extremely important for the industry that I've chosen to be in.