to my first blog.
Graphic design has changed dramatically since my college days. I learned how to do hand paste-up of newspaper pages at William Woods University as a member of their newspaper staff. After graduation, I took a job in the production department at Capital-Gazette Printing. When I began, all of the pages were put together by hand. I would explain, “I take a big piece of paper, cut it into little strips and paste it back together on a big piece of paper.”
During my years there, the paper began to add more color. We added layers to the page with ruby sections cut for the color areas. Soon they added four-color photos. From there the paper began transitioning to computer layout. I moved to the computers in the production department. We were responsible for inputting and formatting all of the advertising for the newspaper. Because of their size, much of our time was spent preparing real estate ads for the classified section. During the process of learning the basics of graphic design; my typing improved dramatically.
Today, I spend my time juggling school schedules, sport schedules, chore schedules (the kids don’t like this one), and on-line computer course schedules. Perhaps I should look for creative ways to graphically present these schedules.