Project 4: Typography

What I learned  In Project 4, I learned the impact that font and its different characteristics have on a message. Different font affects how we interpret messages, and even how we read them in our head. I learned the many ways to manipulate text in Figma, as this project gave me the chance to experiment… Continue reading Project 4: Typography

Project 3: Image

What I learned  In Project 3, I learned the valuable skill of how to make a pattern in Figma, how to remove the background of images, and 6 different methods to combine images to portray a new idea. I also learned the importance of brainstorming and sketching first as part of the creative process in… Continue reading Project 3: Image

Project 2: Color

What I learned  In Project 2, I learned that color, and the right combination of colors, plays a big role in the appearance and cohesiveness of a design. The color wheel serves as a guide for graphic designers so that their colors do not clash. Prior to this project, I wasn’t aware of the different… Continue reading Project 2: Color

Project 1: Layout

What I learned In Project 1, I was introduced to the principles of gestalt. I see these kinds of design techniques often, but I wasn’t aware of the technical names and purpose behind them. I like that gestalt causes us to look deeper at a design, giving us more meaning than what meets the eye.… Continue reading Project 1: Layout

Project 4

I had a lot of fun creating our final project, the infographics map of an area of our choosing. For mine, I chose an intersection close to my house. There was so much I learned from this project. To start, I had never heard of Coolors, the random color combo generator, nor knew that such… Continue reading Project 4

Project 3

For our third project, the package design project, I became very familiar with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator. Prior to lab 6 and this project, I had not used it much and had minimal practice with it. While tracing the Byrne Dairy logo with the pen tool was a bit tedious and rather time… Continue reading Project 3

Project 2

Project Two, making a screen saver for both desktop and mobile size, taught me many different techniques in Photoshop. I learned how to start a background from a blank template by adding noise and zooming in on pixels, as well as zooming in on clouds. The newest technique I learned was using the pen tool… Continue reading Project 2

Project 1

I enjoyed working on our first project- creating both a web and print portfolio of 16 images around a certain topic. The theme I chose was summer, my favorite season. I did use a lot of photos I have previously taken, but I also incorporated several photos I took from magazines which pertained nicely to… Continue reading Project 1

Lab 1

For this lab, the photo I selected from Unsplash was a top view of a pineapple laying on a granite background. To recreate this, I took a picture of a pineapple on my kitchen counter with my iPhone 6s’s camera (no flash). When I compared the photos, I realized right away that the Unsplash photo… Continue reading Lab 1