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Adventures with Design

Within the last couple of years, I have been lucky enough to be the recipient of opportunities to design and develop collateral in my various non-profits and actual job. Design presents a unique challenge for to my skills portfolio.

Computers and talking to people come naturally to me. It is very easy for me to walk into a room and please a crowd, and getting a computer to do what I want is a simple matter of launching it out the window  taking the time to sit and plot out what I ask of it. Design on the other hand is a whole other ball game.

The Struggle:

Alright first off, graphic design can use or uses many different programs. If you're unlucky you have to use MS Word. MS Word is Satan. S.A.T.A.N. You want to write a book? MS Word. You want to write a paper, or futz around with word art? MS Word. Design a pamphlet/ bookmark/brochure? For the love of God, it would be more productive to glue your cat to your face and show your boss a video of it than to use MS Word.