I really enjoy using Adobe Illustrator. I use it almost everyday, and it’s the program I am strongest in. Vector Graphic Design was my very first commercial art class in college, and I really struggled to learn Illustrator. I would have never guessed that in a few years it would be my favorite design program.
I used Illustrator a lot for school projects, but now I’m on my own. My classes in college gave me a nice overview of the tools in Illustrator, but there’s still so much to learn. I still have my textbook from my Vector Graphic Design class, and I’m sure all the tools are mentioned in there somewhere, but there are so many tools I never used. I didn’t even know how much I didn’t know until I started trying tutorials on YouTube.
I’m happy with all the new tricks I’ve learned, and my design work has improved. There is so much information out there, and I think in some way I will always be a student.