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.
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.
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 […]
I’ll be honest: there were weeks when I took these assignments very seriously, and there were weeks that Ad Media just didn’t allow that. And it showed in my work. I know it did. Of course assignments that I spent more time on are going to look better than assignments I struggled to finish in … Continue reading Reading through blog posts
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR FOR THE WIN. Hello, my old friend. Good to see you again. (me talking to my beloved Adobe suite). For this assignment, I’m going to create a three-part print advertisement campaign that entices students to enroll in Copy and Layout. I LOVE designing print ads, magazine ads, book covers, promotional graphics, etc, so … Continue reading Summary of Learning: deciding on a medium
This website has been many things. It started out as my domain for 1013, then I wiped that clean to use it for Intro to PW. Then it became my platform for this class. Honestly, I’m really not that into blogging. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing, just not in this way. I would … Continue reading Blog Domain Reflection
I plan on designing 3 different print advertisements. Why? because I like writing copy. Why? Because Im a nerd… I plan on accomplishment by first looking back at all of the things I gained from this course, and what I enjoyed the most. I might be using Adobe PS and word lol. As far as … Continue reading Medium Choice →
Honestly, the thought of a blog was an immediate turn off for me starting this course. But, now that its here, I like reading through it. I like using it for reflection. I don’t know what I will do with it in the future. Part of me wants to keep it going, but Im not … Continue reading Future Endeavors →
I didn’t think it would be necessary to go back and read every blog to make a good reflection. But, I did it anyways. Now that I have read all of them, there was a couple I actually forgot about, and I feel differently than I did when I first read this assignment. These past … Continue reading Reflection →
For my Summary of Learning, I have decided to design 3 print advertising campaigns that will be meant to recruit people to take the Ad Copy and Layout class. I thought that this would be a fun way to summarize the course as a whole and truly convince people that they need to take it … Continue reading “Summary of Learning”