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Home Stretch! Here’s my plan… What is the medium? I’m going to use Storybird. It looks like such an artful program, and I can’t wait to learn how to use it. What tools will you need? I’m expecting that I will need copies and screenshots of all my work, which I have! I’ll also need […]

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What changed? What didn’t? My attitude towards this class turned from fear of failure into fear of not taking chances. My final product wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, but it was something I would never have thought to create at the beginning. The biggest thought process that changed for me may have been […]

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I plan on designing an infographic for this project. Mostly because I love infographics and HAVE NEVER KNOWN WHAT THEY’RE CALLED. My eyes have been opened! I will use Adobe Illustrator to design it because it’s my favorite design program but also because I think it’s the best program to create the graphic. Since it’s … [Read more…]

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I do plan on having a website that I display my portfolio with designs on it but I don’t plan on using WordPress to do it. I have spent HOURS trying to get WordPress work in a way that I want so display my portfolio in the way I have imagined but alas, I cannot … [Read more…]

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For the summary of learning assignment I’ve chosen to make a three piece print advertising campaign, using mostly Photoshop and Indesign. I plan to focus each print ad on something we went over in class. I thought I would try to make graphics to …

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Over the course of this class I’d definitely say that I’ve grown. I think I’ve gained a lot more familiarity with the many different design tools.  Which learning photoshop and other methods of design was my main goal. At the beginning of the semester I had very little experience using photoshop and was glad to learn more.  I had a lot of fun with the Stranger Things challenge and that was the first time I was able to see improvement using the program. Also reading back through the old blog posts I think my ideas became more focused. For example the print ad we did, my ideas were kinda all over the place and hard to understand. Then just recently with the brand storytelling assignment, I simplified my idea and made it easier on myself and the viewer. Being able to step back and edit I think was my biggest improvement. This will definitely help in future advertising projects.

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I think after this course I may still use my blog, or I may create a new domain on a more professional platform. I initially chose tumblr because I was more familiar with it than some of the other options, but when looking at other student blog’s I think the other options allowed for a bit more customization. While I can’t see myself blogging on a regular basis, I think it would be a good place to post some of my work over the next few semesters. In this course I’ve especially enjoyed learning more about photoshop and I think a blog would be a good place to post that work, as a sort of online portfolio. If i were to move my blog i think i would also like to add some “About” and “Contact Me” pages. This would be helpful if I were to share the blog to employers or internships. Which if that was the case, I would also want to redesign it a bit. I would make the domain more clean and minimalistic.

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One of the major things that I can pick up on now, after reading all of my blog posts is that everything was very rushed.  I have also realized that I have a very different learning style, so understanding this  type of material that is very foreign to me  was very difficult online.  Though my […]