So, I've taken the plunge and signed up to a couple of courses with Shaw Academy. This is to further my knowledge in Graphic Design and Photoshop. With over 10 years experience in Graphic Design and completing a variety of courses over the years to refresh my skills and knowledge, I decided to try and get my Diploma and hopefully my Degree.
I'll be posting up my weekly assignments on my website to keep you all updated with my progress and also gives me some accountability too, to stay focussed and get my "homework" done.
Assignment week 1:
Q: Find an icon that we use every day that has several meanings and uses.
A: There is nothing more iconic i think than the heart. The heart means love, we use it in text messages and comments as a replacement for the word "love" or to just simply express that we are thinking of someone when we comment on a post.
The heart is also used on shopping websites such as this one I have used recently to add an item to your favourites or wish list.
One place we have used it is on Instagram to like a post and on Facebook it gives you the option to love a post along with like/sad/angry etc. It has become a versatile symbol in every day use.