Project 2: Merch

  1. What did you learn? I learned how to use the various printers/machines in order to create the merchandise I desired, a poster and stickers.
  2. What was easy? The easiest part of this project was deciding what the merchandise was going to be centered around/based off of. The logos and posters used for the merch originate from my own social media brand online.
  3. What was challenging? The most challenging part was the process of learning how to create the stickers I desired, and how to use the Cricut machine. It too a lot of trial and error in order to get the result that I desired.
  4. How could your submission be improved? I think my submission could be improved by figuring out a method to make my poster more clear and crisp. It looks good the way that it is, but the quality of the artwork could’ve benefitted from an upscale.
  5. How could the professor improve the assignment? I think the assignment could be improve if there were video demos for some of the machines used to create merchandise, just so that there’s a way to go back and look at the correct method.
  6. How might you apply your knowledge in future assignments or work scenarios?  I now have an understanding of how to use the Cricut Maker machine and the Canon poster printer, so in the scenario I’m working on a project in tandem with those machines in the future, I can apply that knowledge.
  7. How did a specific reading or video inspire or help you? I watched this video that walked through the steps of the Cricut Maker simply, and made it very easy to understand how to use it: