In my opinion, one of the best design teachers on Lynda.com is John McWade. His regularly updated course: Graphic Design Tips & Tricks Weekly is full of great techniques and also this is a precious set of advices about how to think when you design. Usually after a new episode, I try to create a project using his tips or convert something already existing by thinking differently and choosing a way that’s not as obvious for me. It can be a big challenge sometimes because it forces me to go out of my comfort zone, but I honestly think that there is no better way to improve your skills and keep learn more and more.
Today I would like to write about how I work on myself by being more advanced and never staying only with the simple and safe solution.
After I get a task, I try to be focus solely on what the client expects and how much time I have for the project. When I design, I want to make as many bold moves as I possible can. A compilation of things, big and small things, condensed and extended, on an edge rather than in the center – this is not as easy as it’d like it to be. But it is a good way to challenge your skills and yourself.
Time to talk more about my workout routine. I’m at the gym tree times a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Mainly I’m focused on my legs, glutes, abs and in a little bit on chest and back. It is most important to me to engage stable muscles and improve them as fast as it possible. I always do 4 exercises for legs and glutes, 1 exercise for back and 1 exercise for chest, then 3 abs exercises (everything in 3 sets, 15 reps). At the end I do cardio on the treadmill for 30 mins.
On Thursdays I work out with a trainer who teaches me how to do it properly and we also set up a combination of exercises for the next two workouts. It assures me that everything I do at the gym makes sense and it’s safe.
My favourite part of my workout: deadlift and hip thrusts.
The strongest part of my body: core.
The weakest party of my body: hands.
The best part of workout: feeling fire in my legs and belly.
The worst part of workout: last 30 mins of cardio.
How long I work out: sport have been present for all of my life but I’ve been regularly at the gym I’ve been since September 2018.
I love it! Especially because I do this with my best friend but I need a whole post to talk about her – not today.