Description: This is an informational pamphlet showcasing the beauty of the country Costa Rica
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. I used InDesign to start my project. I set the markers for the fold and labelled each side. I then found pictures at high quality and placed those in. I organized my text and pictures with InDesign. I made the flower logo in Illustrator and placed that in the document. I used Photoshop to crop out the background of my clipped image, the pink tropical flower. I put it all together and edited. Printed on 12×18 and trimmed at AlphaGraphics Rexburg. I used a pen and a straight edge to make the fold clean.
Message: Costa Rica is beautifully tropical and an adventurous travel destination
Audience: Anyone looking for a place to travel, Anyone looking for adventure, People in their middle adulthood 30-55 years old
Top Thing Learned: How to organize offset layout and how
Color scheme and color names: Triadic color scheme using Lime, Indigo, and Brick
Title Font Name & Category: High Tower Text- Oldstyle
Description: This is a web page I made in Notepad++. I made it using HTML and CSS files. The CSS links to the HTML.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I had previously created a draft HTML for an activity project. It was similar to this and I made it from scratch. I then created a CSS file and linked it to the HTML one. I cropped my logo in Photoshop and saved it as a PNG on the web page. I then wrote a description of how I designed my logo and the thought that went into it.
Message: I want the page to look sleek and professional. I could only do so much with basic coding knowledge but I think it does a good job at sending the right message. Black is always clean and the crisp light bulb logo adds to it
Audience: My audience is anyone looking for a graphic designer. It’s more to showcase how far I’ve come in my learning in such a short period of time. Any employers
Top Thing Learned: The top thing I learned was how to link the images and the pages. i had it right once or twice, but changes in the code made me really familiar in what to do! I learned that I had to change the file names on the Notepad and in the file folder so that they would stay linked.
Color scheme and color hex(s): I used a monochromatic scheme of purple. There are only two shades of purple and there is black, white, and grey. Colors used: Black #000000 White: #FFFFFF Grey: #414141 Purple: #90258d and #cc36c5
Title Font Families & Category: Times New Roman, Serif
Copy Font Families & Category: Verdana, Sans Serif
Changes made to the CSS: I changed the colors of all the elements. I added in more detailed commentary. I changed the BYUI Comm blog to my own blog. I switched out the old logo for my own. I added a comments (3) in the code
Description: Integrated business cards and letterhead made with personal logo.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills):
I used Adobe Illustrator to create a business card (front and back) and also a letterhead. I used the Pen tool to make the light bulb logo and also the curves on the letterhead. I usd shapes to make the gradient on the front of the business card. I exported these to jpg. format and tweaked the letterhead file in InDesign.
For the letterhead, I wanted the purple header to be transferable across documents so all the information is on the header shape. I also added a watermark, a light copy of the logo design at 15%. This was a trickier task, the letterhead in general, because I wanted it to be similar to the business cards but still simple enough.
Business cards were fun to make. I wanted the logo to be repeated and seen in different colors. Its a simple, catchy, yet versatile logo that can be modified but still constant. My idea with the light bulb was to associate it with ideas, that’s why Ideas is the first word in the tagline.
Programs/Tools Used: Adobe Illustrator & InDesign
Message: Personally, I want to come across as a professional woman that can put creativity onto paper. That’s where the black, gray, and purple play in. Purple is feminine but not overwhelming and goes well with black and gray.
Audience: Anyone in need of a designer or creative mind
Top things learned: I learned how to repeat the logo in different but eye catching ways. I also learned how to group and unite objects, which makes it easier to move things around in the project. I learned how to better use the Pen tool also.
Color scheme: Monochromatic Colors: Violet
Title Font Name & Category:Courier New, Decorative
Copy Font Name & Category: Coranto 2, Oldstyle & Corbel, Sans Serif
Three different logo’s for a local company at home in California. Process:Programs/Tools Used: Adobe Illustrator Message: Kathy’s Little Cakery is a modern, fun, and competent bakery for your wedding and special occasions. Audience: Engaged couples, mainly young adult women. Women looking for reception cakes and treats. Top Thing Learned: Grouping objects together, changing vector anchor points, playing with colors and their tones/tints. Color scheme: top logo: Triadic- blue, yellow, red; middle logo: Monochromatic- Violet; bottom logo: Monochromatic- Teal
Top Logo – Font #1 Name & Category: MarketOT,Script
Top Logo – Font #2 Name & Category: Expo Sans Pro, Sans Serif
Middle Logo – Font #1 Name & Category: Museo Sans Rounded, Sans Serif Middle Logo – Font #2 Name & Category: Madre Script, Script
Bottom Logo – Font #1 Name & Category: Azo Sans, Sans Serif Bottom Logo – Font #2 Name & Category: Monotype Corsiva, Script
How the logo represents the company: The logo on top was my first try and it turned out good but the last two were a lot better. They represented Kathy’s wedding bakery better. They are more professional and modern, a little bit fun with the colors but send a better message about the company. The first one is a little childish. Overall, the bottom two represent Kathy’s bakery well.
Votes on favorite logo: Top Logo =3 ; Middle Logo =7 ; Bottom Logo =9;
I really liked elements from all my logos! I like the middle and last one the most. Both were simple and cut. I think the last two were more professional and represented the company better than the first.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing): First I sketched like 3 pages worth of sketches to find out what I wanted to do for this assignment. I had a vision of what I wanted but it didn’t completely match up. I used Photoshop to assemble the photo montage, skimmed the internet for photos. I wanted there to be balance in the points of focus so the images are separated out. I got rid of the grey background behind the woman and faded the hard edges with Layer Masking. I sharpened the image with the filters, none of the other filters had place on the project.
Message: Nature and God are interconnected
Audience: Young adults and teens
Top Thing Learned: I learned how to mess with the layer masking. It matters which photo is selected to manipulate it. I also learned some more shortcuts and used the A LOT. I learned the move tool shortcut, which is (V), and also how to switch the colors on the brushes with (X). These helped me move through my project a lot faster and with less frustration.
Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied: Sharpen, applied to water background
Color scheme and color names: Split Complementary- Blue, Green, Brick
Title Font Name & Category: Sarina Regular, Script downloaded from Typekit
Copy Font Name & Category: Coranto 2 Regular, OldStyle downloaded from Typekit
Thumbnails of Images used:
Sources: Facts Vita Blog- http://www.factsvita.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Rosario-Dawson-1024×819.jpg
Description: This is a project where I took high quality photos, edited them in Photoshop to be more vibrant, and added text and other visuals to improve the photo.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): DSLR Powershot SX520 camera used for photos, Photoshop used. First i checked out a camera from the library and then took a few photos from around campus, then I walked up toward my apartment which is right by the temple. I got many quality shots from both areas, but especially the temple. I brainstormed ideas from all the photos I took that had potential for an interesting design piece. I sketched my ideas. Then I chose a Tetradic color scheme because most of those colors were already in the photo. I used the ellipse tool quite a bit in Photoshop. I increased the vibrance and contrast to the photo to brighten it up and make the colors pop.
Message: Kind of obvious, but “Families are forever” is the message, and you can do that at the temple in the picture.
Audience: Younger teens, age 10-16, Young Women/Men age The bright colors in the design on the right make it a piece for a younger crowd, but it stills looks polished which is appropriate for the temple and the setting
Top Thing Learned: I learned an important point in editing pictures. That is to make a copy of the picture so you can edit it without damaging the original. I also learned a bit more about using a more professional camera than just my smartphone. I learned how the changes in the edited photo can make a big difference and they aren’t huge complicated edits either.
Color scheme and color names: Tetradic color scheme used with Green, Yellow, Purple, Red
Title Font Name & Category: Merriweather Regular, Oldstyle
Copy Font Name & Category: Sarina Regular, Script
Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted
Date and location you took the photo(s): Monday February 2nd 2:30-4:30, Rexburg LDS Temple, BYU-I campus, Devotional.
For the Light pictures, I couldn’t get too much light at the Rexburg LDS Temple but I thought it was an interesting take on the sky, how it is white against the greyish temple. The indoor picture was much better, I took it right after Devotional and there is a soft light set up to shine on the flowers so it worked out for a beautiful snap of the bouquet arrangement. I love the white green and color of the wood all in the same picture.
For my Focus pictures, I’m sad to say I couldn’t get a great shot of foreground/background blur. I tried and this was my outcome. Not much more to say, but it was another interesting take on the view of the temple nearby me.
For the Composition pictures, I took a picture of the statue in front of the Smith/behind the Manwaring. The eyes of the statue are on the line of the top third. The subject is also facing in toward the center of the photo. The second photo of the Temple shows the steeple in the first third coming from the left with part of a tree in the right third. Trees are offset from the middle also, to keep the photo balanced and throw some color in.
Overall, I learned how to better orient my photo subjects so they are more visually appealing and not awkward in the center or facing the wrong way. I was amazed with the quality of the PowerShot that I checked out so it was great to get some quality photos in my files.