Project 3 - Infographic: Poster For this project we had to visually communicate complicated information in a simplified and visually compelling way. I chose to use information from Water.org, a charity organization that focuses on getting water to people who don't have access to clean, sustainable water. Overall, I am happy with how I streamlined and presented the information, but I wish I had more time to focus on the visual elements, which I felt were lacking.
Project 1 - Menu Design For this project we had to create a restaurant and design a menu for that restaurant in the modern style. I decided upon a hipster coffee shop, like Java's, and called it Bill. I was very inspired by the Bauhaus style, and integrated that style and color palate into my design. I am very happy with the outcome even though it is not what I had originally intended.
Project 5 - Magazine Design This is the Table of Contents for "Nebula" Magazine for Project 5. For Cover page see: (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/364369426074847633/) For two-page spread see: (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/364369426074847670/)
Project 5 - Magazine Design For this project we had to come up with a magazine and design a cover, table of contents, and two-page spread for that magazine. This is the front cover design for "Nebula" Magazine. For this project I was really inspired by Popular Science, an existing science magazine, my fear of black holes, and a video I watched about the science of falling into a black hole. (For Table of Contents see: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/364369426074847644/)
Project 4 - Annual Report This is the third spread for the annual report. For the second spread see: (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/364369426074847585/) For the third spread see: (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/364369426074847608/)
Project 4 - Annual Report This is the second spread. For the cover/back cover see: (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/364369426074847580/) For the next page see: (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/364369426074847592/)
Project 4 - Annual Report For this project we had to design the cover, back page, and three spreads of an annual report for a company. This annual report had to include graphs, financial information, a letter from the President, and maintain the brand identity of the company. This is the cover and back page spread for the report (for the next page see: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/364369426074847585/) Overall, I am very happy with this design.
Project 2- Packaging Design For this project, we had to use the successful brand identity of Coca Cola as a medium for a new consumer message. This helped us to gain an understanding of brand identities and maintaining those identities in our designs. My consumer message was, "Get Bubbly". Overall, I am not terribly happy with my outcome. I had trouble finding inspiration for this project and as a result I feel like my design suffered.
Exercise 5 - Designer Reference Sheet The purpose of this exercise was to gain a better understanding of creative individuals who have shaped the graphic design industry in various ways. We had to select 1 individual from the article, as well as 1 designer not mentioned in the article who has inspired, intrigued, or interested us in some way, and display some of their work.
Exercise 4 - Offset Paths The purpose of this exercise was to learn how to use the “Offset Paths” feature in Illustrator. This is an easy “trick” to make a word get a lot of attention, and is often used for entire logos as well as design callouts, like “NEW!” or “FREE!” or “ENTER TO WIN!”
Exercise 3 - Nonwestern Design The purpose of this exercise was to be aware of graphic design on a global level, including western and non-western cultures. We had to find 3 examples of non-western design for each of the following 5 categories: packaging design, advertising design, book/publication design, information design and type design.
Exercise 2 - Dielines The purpose of this exercise was to gain a better understanding of dielines. Dielines are the vector lines that indicate to a printer where a printed design will trim, fold, or perforate. An amazing package design can instantly turn disastrous during printing and assembly if dielines aren’t prepared correctly.
Exercise 1 - The Big Idea This point of this exercise was to explore the ideas presented in the article, "The Big Idea: Turning Visual Communication into Art". We had to think of what our definition of what the design process means to us as individuals, and create an image that illustrated that definition.