As you might now I am doing a master in Industrial Design.
A while ago the subject of my incapability and lack of basic skills in certain digital programs became a topic of conversation, because I tend to be a bit stubborn in how I do things. I am eager to learn, but only if it makes sense to me and it will serve as a tool in becoming a better designer. Somehow it sparks my creativity ten thousand times more when I sketch on paper than when I attempt to do a similar thing on my computer screen. And I rather make a big painting and cut out cardboard letters to convey my message than to make a boring poster in a template that doesn’t speak to me at all. I like to work in the physical world with real objects and real materials. Nothing against Photoshop, but it should be seen as for example a tool to present information in a persuasive way, rather than a learning goal in itself.
Being mocked by my fellow master committee members who were giving workshops to first and second year bachelor students (oh and me) on basic programs, I decided that if I made it this far using my own silly methods, I should share my insights in how to keep up the appearance of being an ‘adequate master student’. Because being a master, or pretending to be one, is really very simple. So I decided to make a little booklet out of it for a friend as a present, who just happened to 1. be in the master committee as well 2. celebrate her birthday that week and 3. in some ways shares my incapability (one word to you know who you are: arduino :p ).