Reflection Project

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Before Photos:

After Photos:

Reflection Video:

Thumbnails of All Unedited, Original Image(s) Used

Source of Each Image (website and hyperlink)

The picture of the flag with the building is my own photo.

The picture of the suitcase is from Pixabay.com.

The pictures of the wooden dock and the sunny valley are both from Unsplash.com.

Suitcase

Wooden Dock

Sunny Valley

Magazine Project

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Description

Design a magazine cover and article spread.

Process

  1. I first took some time to sketch out my ideas and got a few sketches done before I found one that I really wanted to go with for both the cover and the spread.
  2. I looked through all of my photos that I took from a previous class activity to see if any of those would work for this project. After that, I went on to go and take some other photos that I felt would work for the project as well.
  3. I then went into Photoshop to edit my cover portrait to make it black and white. After I made it black and white, I went into the level and started to adjust those to add a greater contrast to the photo and really make the light distinct on the person’s face and increase the sharp look of the shadows to.
  4. I went onto BYU-Idaho website and found a devotional from the Winter 2017 semester given by President Gilbert at the very beginning of the semester and copied a few paragraphs from that to be the text on my article spread.
  5. I then went into InDesign and started to design the cover followed by the spread after the manner of my sketches.

Critique Process

We got into a few small groups during class and they all gave their thoughts and opinions on my project and they gave me great ideas on how I could better unify the two designs and also some suggestions on how to make my spread look better and less cluttered.

Message

A new, BYU-Idaho school magazine to highlight on everything new, cool, and unique about BYU-Idaho and it’s students.

Audience

All BYU-Idaho students who want to stay in the know about all things BYU-Idaho

Top Thing Learned

There were a few things that I learned. The first thing that I learned is how to adjust the levels of a photo in Photoshop properly so as to not ruin the reality of the the picture. Another thing that I learned is that you can export an InDesign document as a JPEG and have it export a whole spread as a single JPEG. Lastly, I learned that collages don’t always work with certain pictures and also that you need to give some breathing room to certain photos; otherwise, they start to blend together.

Color Scheme & Color Names

I used a combination of monochromatic and gray-scale to make this design blend in well with BYU-Idaho’s colors.

I used the eye-dropper tool to get the blue from BYU-Idaho’s webpage and then also used Black and White.

Title Font Name & Category

Adobe Caslon Pro (Bold) // Modern Serif

Copy Font Name & Category

Myriad Pro (Regular) // Sans Serif

Thumbnails of any Original, Unedited Image(s) Used in the Project

Source of Each Image (website name and hyperlink)

All of these images are my own images.

Brochure Project

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Description

Design a brochure for a company.

Process

  1. I have always been infatuated with weather and nature, so I decided that I wanted to design a simple yet functional brochure for The Weather Channel, so I went and found their design guidelines and their logo online.
    Logos: http://www.theweathercompany.com/downloads
    Design Guidelines: https://myasucourses.asu.edu/bbcswebdav/pid-13494533-dt-content-rid-78154020_1/xid-78154020_1
  2. I then went into InDesign to create a simple bi-fold brochure and wrote the body copy myself and laid it out how I wanted it to fit.
  3. I found nature photos that I wanted to use off of Unsplash.com and placed those into the InDesign document where I wanted to place them.
  4. After designing the brochure, I exported the document as JPEGS.

Critique Process

I showed my brochure to my friends Ethan Sellards and Shea Harms to get their opinion on the brochure and to see what I could improve on.

Message

To provide information about why The Weather Channel is important and to provide them with the information they need to view the weather for themselves.

Audience

People 18+ years old who desire to know about the weather.

Top Things Learned

Something that I found that I learned was how to layout the brochure properly so that it would print out correctly. Another thing that I learned was how to set up the preference in the printer properties to allow it to print correctly as well.

Color Scheme & Color Names

I used the color that The Weather Channel has called their colors.

I used The Weather Channel Blue and Weather Blue 1 from their brand design guidelines that they have.

Font Name & Category

Arial // Sans Serif

Thumbnails of any Original, Unedited Image(s) Used in the Project

Source of Each Image (website name and hyperlink)

The logo I got off of The Weather Company’s website:

http://www.theweathercompany.com/downloads

The rest of the photos I got from Unsplash.com

Snowy Road

Lightning Strike

Man on a Rock

Mountain Village

 

Web Design Mockup Project

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Description

Design a mock website homepage.

Process (Programs, Tools, Skills)

  1. I took the business identity that I created for the last project and decided to create a basic homepage for that business.
  2. I first started by sketching out three different layouts for how I wanted the website to look. After looking at each of them, I decided to go with the sketch with the sidebar design.
  3. After deciding which sketch I wanted to run with, I went into Illustrator and I started to lay everything out using smart guides and my own personal guides to align everything and make it look unified.
  4. After creating my wireframe, I started to add in the actual content onto the page.
  5. My final design wasn’t very different from my original sketch and wireframe and it all was able to fit nicely together.

Critique Process

In class, we had two different critique processes that we did. The first one we opened our drafts in Photoshop and we would create a new layer and, using the brush tool, drew a line for where our eyes go when we first look at the page. This was to help us understand where people’s eyes go when they look at our webpage and helps us determine if our design works the way it should.

The second critique process divided everyone into small groups to give peer feedback and critique each other’s designs. These processes really helped me make my design look visually pleasing and fix some issues that I didn’t know I had.

Message

The Workshop is here to help with all of your car problems.

Audience

Anyone looking for a reliable workshop to get their car fixed.

Top Thing Learned

One thing I learned is that I prefer Illustrator over Photoshop any day. It just is so much easier to me.

Another thing that I learned is how to crop a photo using the pen tool to create new anchor points on the image frame where I wanted the frame to crop and then just delete the outside corner points and conjoin the new corner points and it crops the photo how I want it.

Color Names

Gray and Red

Title Font Name & Category

Factoria // Slab Serif

Copy Font Name & Category

Verdana // Sans Serif

Thumbnails of Any Original, Unedited Image(s) Used in the Project

Source of Each Image (website name and hyperlink)

The logo is my own creation.

The photo of the pouring oil is from Adobe Stock:

Oil Change Photo

The other photos are from Pixabay.com:

Transmission Photo

Car Repair Photo

Tire Photo

Social Media Icons

Business Identity Project

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Description

Create a logo for a company/service/organization and establish a visual identity across multiple documents.

Process (Programs, Tools, Skills)

  1. I sketched out some ideas for my three different logos.
  2. After sketching, I went into Illustrator and started using the pen tool to create some vector logos that could be resized for different purposes.
  3. I created a type logo and two different illustration logos based off of the type logo because I liked it a lot.
  4. I got some critique on my original logos and then went back and fixed them.
  5. I went with one of my illustration logos because I felt it fit better with the overall idea of the company I was representing.

Message

A place where you can go for all of your auto repair needs.

Audience

The general commuting public.

Top Thing Learned

How to use the pen tool in a variety of cool ways.

Color Names

Red, White, and Gray

Title Font Name and Category

Factoria Demi // Slab Serif

Copy Font Name and Category

Franklin Gothic Medium // Sans Serif

Source of Each Image

The graphics are my own.

Montage Project

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Description:

Design an inspirational poster montage using a blend of images and type.

Process:

When I started thinking about what I wanted to do with this project, I instantly thought of the quote that I used in the design. After that, I thought of having a picture of Christ healing someone and having a cloudy backdrop for the photo. This is the process I followed:

  1. In Photoshop, I combined the two photos and used a combination of a layer mask and the brush tool to try and merge the two photos together in a pleasing manner.
  2. I then placed the quote I liked into the photo and use a layer mask and the brush tool to fade the text a little to blend with the background better.

Message:

An inspiring message of hope and optimism.

Audience:

All those who are looking for inspiration in their lives.

Top Thing Learned:

Simplicity can really help make an effective design.

Color Scheme & Color Names:

Monochromatic | White

Font Name & Category

Bell MT Italic | Serif

Thumbnails of Original, Unedited Image(s) Used in the Project:

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Source of Each Image (hyperlink):

https://unsplash.com/@mattrobinjones?photo=emZus7dBLIw

https://www.lds.org/media-library/images/jesus-miracle-healing-1617367?lang=eng