Saturday, March 30, 2013

a little bit of VARIETY!!

So this week i designed three things. A Children's book cover, a poster about of the 7 Deadly Sins, and An original Font! I had the most fun designing every one of these because i went outside of the box during my design process and tried something different!! I think I liked designing the 7 deadly Sins Poster the most because it allowed me to expand on playing with not only different fonts, but also giving the most attention to detail. - Braveheart

Friday, March 22, 2013

shading in Illustrator and its importance

its been really great to learn about shading in Illustrator. It really adds depth to artistic pieces and i really like that because i get to expand my imagination and really flex my creative muscles. i do have to practice on the shading a bit more though bt its coming along nicely. right now it makes me want to challenge myself to do a piece that will really take a lot of skill. Braveheart

Sunday, March 17, 2013

logo concepts and branding

This week we covered logos to household brands that are recognizable from just the logo.The name sometimes doesn't have to be placed next to it or any hints given. Thats just how solid the brand is and exactly how recognizable they are overall. i think the reasoning behind is the concept and even the colors in the logo to a certain degree. the more you look into the creative workings of a company, its brand and its logo it means so much more to you as a designer :)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Illustrator & branding

I'm so glad to be back in Illustrator class! coding really challenged me but it was also gonna make me go bonkers eventually! i know it has something to do with design, but sometimes i need a break and enough is enough! Time to get back to my work. i feel like one of my best strengths is in illustrator. and with us venturing into branding, it will give me another chance to stretch my creative fingers. Wish me luck! ------------------------------- i think one of my most favorite brands is Sony. they seem to have a nice design and layout for most of their products. And most of their features are pretty innovative too. For example, almost every gaming related product they have has a really nice sleek design... as does Apple. I mean if i keep going it will be one slewful of a comparison. I dont want to start any *Brand Wars* so I'll be signing off til next time!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

PORTFOLIO Gathering

Well being that in our last week we had a final and all, we had to put together our portfolio and decide how we're going to utilize it to get a job by showcasing our design skills with our work. i think its a pretty solid idea because it will show your strengths and weaknesses. there are a couple of pieces that i designed that i am really proud of. i just have to keep on focusing on those areas that I'm good at. i found that some of my illustrator pieces have been the strongest, and sometimes its been pieces that i designed in Photoshop or a website in Dreamweaver. overall, i think i will be venturing out and designing things that challenge me in the areas that i need the most.