I am a student and beginner to the world of graphic design. I worked for many years in a profession I was never suited to and am happy to be doing something creative at last. I won't bore you with my life story except to say hello and that I am glad to have found a user friendly forum where I can receive feedback, learn and hopefully contribute something as I become more experienced. I am not a 'digital native' and struggle with the non artistic stuff. I also have a tendency to design for myself rather than a client . All my clients have been hypothetical to date :=). I tend to initially Love anything new I create but then self doubt takes over. I guess it takes time to know what is good or bad design and why it is so. It takes time also to find one's unique style . For these reasons patience , practice and self belief are as important as having ability, in my opinion.