I graduated!


lisa berg graphic design

I have officially graduated! The biggest final project I had was to create and have printed this portfolio book. THEN, the scary part was to present it to 9 industry professionals divided into groups of 3. Totally nerve-wrecking. It went really well and I got some great feedback so I am feeling more confident to start hitting the pavement for a job. Yes, I painted my nails to match my logo and luckily the reviewers all appreciated that. :)

Two years ago, after yearrrrrs of soul-searching and asking “what am I going to do with my life??”, I enrolled for one web and one graphic design class. This blog was actually created as my final for the web class, who knew I would fall in love with blogging and still be at it a couple years later? I also fell madly in love with design and the next year immersed myself full time into the program.

I want to encourage anyone that is thinking about going back to school or learning something new, DO IT. The first year wasn’t easy. I was learning a lot but felt like the process was slow. It seemed like 2 years was a lifetime, and I would get down about being in my 30s and back in school (such a ridiculous thing to think!). At the beginning of the 2nd year, something clicked and everything started to fall into place. It’s funny how many of my friends have said that can’t believe 2 years has passed already. It is crazy how fast it flies by. I already miss school, but I am SO happy that I am on a path to doing something I love and made some great friends along the way.

A big thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement on this journey!

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21 Responses to I graduated!

  1. Sarah says:


  2. Hannah says:

    Yay, congrats!

  3. Yay! You did it!! Congratulations!!

  4. Crissy says:

    Congratulations! :)

  5. Congrats!!! Wishing you all the luck you can get out there in the big wide world! xo

  6. Elle says:


  7. Lauren says:

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you!

  8. Congratulations girl, that is awesome and you should be super proud! I love that your nails match your portfolio and that it was noticed and appreciated! As I have said before, I am going through a very similar thing right now, realizing though I love the environmental field, I really don’t think I want it to be my career! So you are an inspiration!
    xo Hannah
    p.s. you should totally hem a top! :)

    • lalafauxbois says:

      Thanks, lady! It’s not the easiest thing ever, but if you are thinking about doing something else- I say go for it!

  9. Salvaged Strawberry says:

    Celllll-e-brate good times come on! Now that song is in my head – I wish I could serenade you and we could lounge in your pool with cocktails! So happy for you!!! You did it!! Yeah!!!

  10. Dus says:

    HUGE congrats Lisa! I really think it’s amazing that you went back to school and love how you found what you love and already miss not studying it. How fun that you made the blog as a final project, I don’t recall if I ever knew that. You certainly have lots of amazing things to use in a portfolio from it and can’t wait to hear about your future endeavors. Glad your final presentation went great as well (that does sound nerve racking to me as well: ).

  11. Kendall says:

    Congratulations on your graduation! Going back and realizing your dream is an amazing accomplishment. Have fun celebrating!

  12. Christine says:

    Congratulations! That’s exciting news!

    I graduated from school with a BS in graphic design last summer, so I feel you on how hard these programs push us to learn and grow. I’m so glad you are proud of all your hard work :)

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