How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?

This week it took me quite awhile to the assignments. I spent about 20 hours this week on the assignments alone but I think all of my hard work paid off! I’m happy with all of projects that I designed this week.

The designblitz was fun because I got to go around looking at different ads to see if they followed the design aspects mentioned this week. It was also kind of hard because I am not sure if I fully understood the concepts and therefore a little wary that I picked the wrong ad for the wrong design aspect. However it was so useful to watch the videos about the aspects and reading the tips.

The assignments were more time consuming than expected but overall they were fun to do. I was able to learn a lot about more tools in Photoshop Elements 11 as well as learn how I can utilize Microsoft Word in a totally different way than I ever expected. These skills that I have been teaching myself through all of these assignments are proving to be useful for me in other aspects of life. I have been toying around with the idea of making photography a side job for me and the skills I’ve learned from this class will be very useful if I ever decide to go through with it.

Love at First Sight was fun because I was able to incorporate my family which is always a great way to make the stories more personal.

What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy most? What did you learn?

The most trouble I had was with the typography assignment. It took several different photos before I found one that had a good shape and was clearly seen with only the typography.

I enjoyed designing my logo the most. It was fun because I was able to do whatever I wanted with it since it was my design and I wasn’t trying to design for someone else.

I learned a lot of different tips about design, especially from Vignelli. I also learned how to typographic photographs which I think a lot of people would enjoy to have if I went into a photography business.

What would you do differently? What questions to you have?

I would probably do more research on how to do a certain assignment before I go ahead and follow a tutorial of it step by step. I think I should start watching more than one in order to get a good grasp of how to do a project as well as seeing different ways that people accomplish a certain task.

Is there any advice you could give on my website’s logo or the radio show’s logo? It would be much appreciated!

What are some of the larger issues surrounding your work? Cultural/Societal implications?

One thing that Vegnelli made perfectly clear in his book is that design connects the material world to the real world and that it is such a crucial part of our lives. It is also crucial because with design, comes better form and functionality of projects which means better products for consumers everywhere.

Group Recap

This week in our group we discussed what kind of format we wanted to go for. As of right now, not everyone has responded but there are a few members who have given their opinion. There are a couple of us that liked Mitchel Eubank’s suggestion about making it like the UK game show “The Unbelievable Truth.” We decided that we should all research and come up with some topics by Wednesday in order to proceed with the rest of the show. I think we are all excited about starting our radio show “Wacky History.”

I also put together a quick rough draft of our logo. I believe it needs a little more work but a couple of the group members already stated that they liked it. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!


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