Lindsay - thanks for this class! It helped to confirm my niche.
My design focus areas are:
Pattern Design & Illustration
Print & Editorial Design
My love has always been surface pattern design though I'm a complete beginner at it. The wrapping paper design on my cover image is my first seamless pattern, and it was a lot of fun to create.
Software and skills to learn/master:
1. Adobe Illustrator / Affinity Designer
2. Adobe InDesign
3. Drawing, Sketching, Watercolor
Photography and Photo Editing
I was gifted Affinity Design, so that's what I'm learning right now. Loving it so far! My goal is to take 3 Affinity classes in Jan-Feb and get to know it really well, and have my 3 projects done by April.