Our Greatest Glory

Our Greatest Glory - student project

Short introduction - My name is Courtney Holsinger and I am a, largely, self taught Graphic Designer with a fine art background working largely in the marketing field.  I've been looking for a class like this for a long time, as hand lettering was a big part of my fine art way back in the day, and I would love to be able to include it again in my work today, and learn how to translate it from conceptual, drawn piece, to a functional illustrator asset.  This type of lesson is going to be especially critical for me as I mostly end up working with text only formats.  So, I'm really looking forward to getting started!

For this piece, I've decided to use a quote that I found when I was in middle school, believe it or not, that has more or less been my private inspiration all the way into adulthood.  

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."  - Confucious  

I also found myself inspired by the recent work of Jerry Ulesmann.  
Our Greatest Glory - image 1 - student project
jerry uelsmann - quest of continual becoming

This piece, for me anyhow, ties in very well with quote I'm looking to work with for this project.  

I really love the idea of being in the classroom again, and for gaining confidence and inspiration as we go along.  I am excited to see what everyone else ends up doing and where my own project and creativity can go with this.  I look forward to sharing critique and this learning experience with everyone.  

I might also work with designing my new business logo as well, as time permits, given that I'm between jobs at the moment.