Alright, I have never used Illustrator before but I was familiar with its purpose from seeing it being used by friends and fellow students. I was excited to finally get a chance to experiment with it since I know that it will be a useful tool to conquer and have under my belt. I was very grateful for the Lynda tutorials since I would not know where to start. I have never really watched tutorial videos but these for simple and extremely helpful to understand the basic uses of Illustrator. I always have to pause the videos in order to figure out what I’m doing but for the most part they are well executed. Going into these tutorial videos and the anticipation of using Illustrator, I was anxious but excited to finally be able to use the product. The tutorials definitely helped because with out them I was only able to type my name and make some shaded boxes (shown below). So, needless to say that my experience was successful but I plan on using the tutorial videos VERY frequently.