The time constrait was the most stressful part of the process. I tend to take my time and experiement a lot with colors, shapes, and layouts. This method was NOT going to work for the exercise. I found myself checking in with myself to stay organized and sacrificing many ideas that kept popping up in my mind. It was a lesson on efficiency and letting go of my perfectionism.
Honestly, I was really excited. I knew it was a challenge, but I thought it was a great idea to learn and adapt to other design styles. I adapted by taking my time looking through the elements. What works? What doesn't work? From those answers, I made changes accordingly. I tried to keep a lot of the main elements, but found myself completely changing up the colors, fonts, and layout. It was more difficult than I thought to pick up another design and continue to stay efficient for the remaining time.
The industry requires designers to be adaptable, quick on their feet, and efficient. Many clients ask for a quick turnaround on projects, and if the original designer isn't available, another has to hop on and make seamless changes to the project. I want to practice this exercise regularly to fine tune this skill.