Who Is Janelle Bryan?
I am a hard-working and thoughtful graphic designer who is willing to give anything a try. I left high school thinking I wanted to have a career in literature or history but soon discovered that as much as I love those fields, it wasn’t where I wanted to pursue a career.
Finding My Passion
I found a passion for being a graphic designer, and for the constant learning that comes with it. As my skills develop, I find new ways to do things. I can be given a project and accomplish it in a completely different way than someone else. It may be because I prefer a different program, have a different style, or solve problems differently. No matter what, what I design will not be the same as what someone else if they are given the same specifications. What I designed two years ago is not the same as what I would do now, or even in the future. This is because I am constantly learning and evolving, and I am excited to start learning and evolving with you.
In my local community, I have had freelance experience on the graphics team at my church. I also worked for people who have needed design work done. I usually used a mixture of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign, my two favourite Adobe programs, to accomplish these projects. In addition to those programs, I am also proficient in Photoshop, Lightroom, Dreamweaver (HTML, CSS, and PHP), Animate, and After Effects. I am able to fully use Word, Excel, and ProPresenter as well. Since I have a Liberal Arts degree, I am skilled in reading and writing in addition to being used to learning new things and having to have good time management skills.
I am looking for a full-time position after my stage and graduation, but more importantly, to work somewhere where there is passion and there is growth. Being challenged is important to me, and above all, I want to explore different methods and styles of designing with skilled people. I enjoy working with print, whether it be packaging, posters, business cards, or booklets. There is something about designing something on a screen and being able to hold it in your hands. This is what I find so satisfying. This is especially true when it is part of the branding for a company because you get to see the unity of it all. I am eager to be a part of a team in order to learn more in my field to improve my skills even more.