Ah! The frustrations of creating a coupon template from paragraph, character, and object styles.
I really enjoyed this assignment. It was simple, and yet challenging. It allowed me to be creative by essentially being minimalistic in my execution. It challenged me to be clever and, as Mike Stout would put it, allow the audience to feel smart rather that having to be smart to understand what I was trying… Continue reading Single Word Typography Activity
For St. Patrick's Day, my nephew was given an assignment to make a Leprechaun Trap. My sister, not really knowing what to make of the assignment asked me if I could help. I thought this would be a great opportunity to utilize my design skills and show my nephew how to go about designing something… Continue reading Teaching Design: Creating a Leprechaun Trap with My Nephew For St. Patrick’s Day
Performing a mini charrette in class, while difficult at first, was ultimately a lot of fun to do. I've done group work before like this in other classes over the years, so the concept wasn't new to me. Having received the task of developing a concept to explain the Fundamentals of Color from our book,… Continue reading Mini Exercise in Charretting
Woah! First assignment already! This assignment was pretty simple. There is still so much to Photoshop that I need to learn and understand. The one thing that surprised me about Photoshop was that you could create your own images rather than just using it as an editing software. It was fun to play around with… Continue reading RGB/CMYK Project
Spring semester has begun! Time to get back in the saddle with my blog (and come up with a better, more unique name). I will mainly be updating with Graphic Design Skills posts, but I am also taking Studio Photography. Looking forward to a new semester and a new chapter in my blog!
Working on this comic from beginning to end involved a lot of work, and a lot of cursing during the late hours of the night. My troubles mostly stemmed from working with layers, distinguishing which layers I was working with and making sure I could work easily with what I had created. I also had… Continue reading Graphic Novel Complete: Trials and Tribulations