For 365 consecutive days, and while simultaneously earning her Graphic Design degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Julia Walck challenged herself to develop and publish a unique illustration or graphic design every day on her personal Blog starting January 1, 2011.
Currently in her sixth quarter in FIDM’s Graphic Design/Branding program, Walck used different mediums to develop her designs, from watercolor, pencil, India ink and markers to Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
“Looking through everything, I feel very accomplished,” she says a year later. “I discovered my ‘signature doodle’, I delved into many different styles that I usually wouldn’t have drawn/painted in.”
“I love working with computers and I am also a fine artist, so graphics presents a happy medium,” she says. “The thing I’ve enjoyed the most so far is the freedom given to you as a designer to express yourself.”
After graduating, Walck says she hopes to work in Publication Design (also known as magazine design), which is one of the courses she studied last quarter.
“I’m a very detail oriented person, so I love working with layout programs such as InDesign that give you the ability to make precise grids and line things up perfectly,” she says. “Along with this, I plan on freelancing as an artist and selling some personal works such as paintings and illustrations.”
Below, check out samples from Walck’s final Publication Design project, along with examples of her illustrations. For more examples of inspirational graphic design, browse the portfolios of graduated FIDM Graphic Design Students here.
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