I really enjoyed my first year, especially the creative aspects. I felt it was challenging but at the same time, I had some knowledge of the softwares we used. There has definitely been a growth in my knowledge and I want to carry on developing the skills to become even better.
The best part of the year in this part of the course was the typography light work. It opened my eyes to letting the imagination run wild and if something doesn’t go exactly to plan then it’s not the end of the world. You learn from it and reflect on what went wrong so you don’t do it again.
Over the next two years I want to develop this side to creative journalism more as I feel this is a possible avenue for me to go down in a career path. It is fun, doing the research and the digital mock ups, in comparison to the more theoretical side of journalism.