I’ve got to be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of either of the designers in the Ted Talks we had to listen to. Both Paula Scher and David Carson had some interesting ideas, but nothing that really flew out at me. Paula Scher had a few design pieces that I really enjoyed, especially her maps of the world and different countries that she made, but I felt like a lot of her work was too cluttered for my liking. Pretty much everything David Carson showed was unfathomably bad to me. I couldn’t even make sense of what I was seeing half of the time and all of the works in his projects were either illegible or out of order.

I think my happy ground for design lies somewhere in the middle of Scher’s cluttered pieces and Carson’s minimalist design, that’s where Canva comes in. Canva had the perfect blend in my opinion. It has the legibility of Scher’s work, but the minimalistic style of Carson’s (though that may be just how I made my projects). I really enjoyed the little tutorials we had to do on Canva, especially the ones working with backgrounds and color, as they helped me to better understand the thought process that designers go through when making their designs..

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