One moth left until graduation! It's scary that I'll be off to the real world soon and exciting as well. For my capstone, I only have two more projects, a few designs for Vox and Shindig finishing touches to do. Four weeks will go by super fast.
Critique: 30 Under 30
Last Thursday I turned in my design for the 30 Under 30 feature. I didn’t spend as much time on it as I would have liked because I was so busy and caught up with Shindig designing. Looking at it now, I wish I would’ve given more typographic treatment to the title. I had a neat idea for it, but I didn’t execute it well. I like the set up of the words, but I could’ve chosen a different font. I also like the dotted lines that connect each photo to the text. I think it has good potential, and with some redesigning it will be a great piece to include in my portfolio. Here is the opening spread.
Response: Mini Portfolio
I’m excited to make my mini portfolio for potential employers. I decided to go with EBM’s printing. I want to use glossy paper and the 7 x 81/2 size. For my front cover, I’m going to have a solid color for the background with my name. For the back cover, I’m going to list my contact information. Finding a great font for my name will be a key part because it will most likely be all that the front includes. I might create a design element to put with my name, but we’ll see how it looks without one first. I’m leaning toward having my designs only on the right-hand side of the pages, and then placing labels in the middle of the left pages. In terms of organization, I think it will be best to have my designs in this order: Shindig, Vox, magazine design class, Cerner and outside design work.
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Designverb hasn't posted anything on its blog all week, but I will include one as soon as they do.
I found a neat site called creattica. It has a collection of designs for inspiration, such as business cards, logos and HTML/CSS. I thought it’d be a good idea to share some of the website designs I came across. Hopefully they’ll provide everyone with ideas as we start designing our websites. Here is one of my favorites.