Thursday, December 9, 2010

Design Brief #5 Final Design

While working on this design my first thought was to have white space so that it did not look too cluttered. I also wanted it to look friendly and easy to ready. So what I did was selected a readable typeface with a readable font and enough leading to make my design look professional. My audience should feel ease while reading this design, and should not be overwhelmed. The typeface selected for this design was Trebuchet. I like this typeface because its easy to read, but at the same time it grabs your attention. I left the bacteria in the circle because I like the look. It gives a science look to it, and since that's what this design is about I didn't want to take away from it.
I learned that visual hierarchy is important in all designs, white space as well. If you follow these two important steps, people should be able to understand you design.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Design I Respect

I respect this design because of the creativity. I don't think I would be able to produce this design if it was asked of me, in fact I know I wont.

I like it because of how the shoe looks. I don't like tennis shoes but I feel like I should go and get these. That's how amazing this design is. I feel that there is visual hierarchy, because the design is so crisp. You are able to see the small details of the shoe, even the laces stand out.

Awesome design

Monday, November 22, 2010

Design Brief #5

This design brief is something that I'm excited about. I had to work with instructions in my ENG 206 class, and will have to work with them in the future. I'm excited to learn, but once again a little worried. The first draft is when I'm usually the most concerned. After this I get ideas from others and improve my document. I'm excited to learn about the layout, and how that works. This design brief should be interesting, and I hope to gain all the knowledge I can for future references

At the moment I don't have any questions, but I'm sure I will along the way. I will ask the instructor, and my peers for help and feedback

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A look back into the Semester

Today we got a chance to look back at the work that we have done through out the semester and I couldn't help but laugh. I felt embarrassed to turn in what I did. I think I have improved my work from the beginning. Something I felt I improved the most on was visual hierarchy. I didn't understand this until the reading and class discussions, and that's when I felt my work started to change. Another strong improvement for me is the typeface that I selected. I liked the bubbly and big typeface, and I can see that in my earlier work. I noticed that after the feedback from my peers about it was when I change my typefaces. I'm glad that I changed it, because it made my work look unprofessional. Another improvement I made is the overall presentation of my work. I remembered the first boards I brought in with the edges all jagged and ruff. Now I look at my boards and the ends are a lot better. That was a learning experience for me.

Some things I felt I struggled with, and still do is repetition, and figure and ground. I was always afraid to have repetition in my work because there is a such thing as too much repetition. Now I did add some to my work but I feel that I maybe more can be added
My struggle with figure and ground is that I always want everything to be seen. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is when it come to my work. I always emphasize the wrong thing. This is something I feel I am getting better at but can still work on. I know the figure is the most important, but I don't know how make the ground as important.


Working on my brochure was exciting. I was afraid in the beginning because I didn't think I would be able to make a decent brochure. I am happy that I did not let my fears get in my way of creating my brochure.
My brochure design is simple, but at the same time gets the point across. I tried to make crazy shapes and boxes, but it just looked weird. I like my brochure because its not to much to overwhelm readers. The text I used was Bookman Old Style. I like it because its easy to read. The text I choose for the Title was Broadway. I like this text because its so big and bold. Others may disagree, but I decided to keep it.
Making this brochure was a experience I will never forget. There were many times I found myself frustrated and upset, but I learned something so I am grateful for that!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A design I like

This is a design that I found on google. I like it because its so simple. I like the visual hierarchy, and how what is suppose to be seen(Which is the alphabets on the right) is seen. Then it goes into other designs but is still using the same letters. If I was told to create a design with the alphabets, this wouldn't come to mind. This design is simple and covers what we talk about in class. I like it for that reason.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Design Brief 4

After reading Design Brief 4 I have multiple concerns. The first is to actually make the brochure. I'm concerned that I will be unable to design one. Another concern is the use of repetition. I'm a person that sometimes takes advice and run with it, so I'm afraid that I will either use too much repetition or not enough.

I am really nervous about this brief. The brochure's that I saw in class were amazing, and I don't think I could produce something of that caliber. I'm usually confident about briefs, but not so much with this one

I hope I am able to create something that is decent and presentable. I hope my fear doesn't hinder my ability to create an awesome brochure