Although I have been working as a designer for over a decade, I recently decided to go to school to fill in the blanks in my education. After much deliberation, I applied to Parsons School of Design at the New School in NYC. I chose it because I could take most of my classes online (really, I could have done them all online if I'd wanted to) and just commute up to NYC, about 90 minutes away at the best of times, once a week. This was a great choice for me. I got a great education and was able to add dozens of pieces to my portfolio across a wide spectrum of work types. I now know so much more about typography, layout and the tools designers use regularly. If you are thinking of doing something like this, I recommend it unreservedly.
Anyway, all this to say that my diploma arrived yesterday in the mail. I officially graduated on January 30th with honors (which means I got really good grades, too). I'm thrilled! Squee!
Cat Castells is a graphic artist and designer living in Bucks County, PA. A Parsons graduate, she is a freelancer who works for others and develops her own products as well. This blog was started out of a desire to help out fellow graphic designers who might be looking to do some mockups.