“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see,” Edgar Degas says. This saying sums up beautifully what I believe about art. Those who create art know the kind of enriching experience it provides. Art changes a person, and that’s the change I experienced when I chanced upon a graphic designing project for an assignment in school.
Making diagrams was never fun, but when I realized I could do it more efficiently on a computer than by hand, I jumped at the idea. This was definitely simpler, and in the process, I realized I could do so much more with a piece of simple software. I could create so much more. So much did my passion for “playing with the software” increase that I started using it to create many unique graphics. This led to me designing a wedding invitation for my sister's wedding, which surprisingly, the entire family liked and approved. Since then, I’ve been taking up several projects where I create traditional, eclectic and contemporary invitations for various occasions. This simple process gives me much pleasure. The experience of creating something special for someone whom it means so much to is exhilarating.
This is why I wish to improve my skills as a graphic designer. I’m confident that my basic knowledge of the art will serve as a solid foundation for my career in this field. My style is simple; I find beauty in simplicity and like to maintain it so. I believe that the less there is to focus on, the easier it is to get the wholeness of a piece of art. My attached portfolio will display exactly what I can do and how much I can learn. I hope this provides a suitable base on which you’ll give me admission to the course in graphic designing in your institute.
1. How did the author originally feel when given the graphic designing project?
2. Why did the author mention his creating various invitations?
A To show his strong interest in art.
B To show his basic knowledge of the art.
C To prove the importance of a school project.
D To show his ability to operate the computer.
3. What does the underlined word “exhilarating” in Paragraph 2 mean?
4. What can be learned about the author from the passage?