The fall 2018 semester is coming to a close, and it is time to reflect on all that I’ve done. After these last few months, I can say that public relations publications has been one of the first classes where I feel like I have put to use my toolbox of PR skills that I have been collecting.
We have created business cards, direct mailers, newsletters, and are now working on a video project. I have learned the ins and outs of InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.
When looking back at my old blog posts, I can’t help but laugh at how little faith I had in myself. All of the editing software we have learned to use has been daunting at first. After lots of trial and error, I managed to work my way through the programs to create work I am proud of.
The assignment which I am most proud of as a representation of my best work and creative effort is the newsletter. I created the newsletter while following the Starbucks general brand. However, we utilized both indesign and adobe photoshop to create our newsletters. Using these two programs in sync to create a finished piece felt like culmination of all the learning I have done this semester.
Going forward, I feel as though I have become a better public relations professional. I now have a pretty full toolbox of skills and knowledge that I can use in my future career. I have learned how to work quickly and efficiently, while not being discouraged by mistakes. Furthermore, this class has sparked an interest in me for graphic design that I look forward to pursuing.