Monthly Archives: May 2011

Intro Writing Portfolio (Final)

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My freshman year, I took intro to Graphic Design with Mrs. Dayton. In this one year I learned how to use three different major programs using MAC computers. I learned InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. We created many assignments and learned many different techniques and also history.

In this corse we learned how to do collages, pop art, backgrounds, business cards, digital imagery, logos, etc. I showed these in my portfolio. I think my strongest technique was collages, pop art, and digital imagery. My weaker techniques include logos and business cards. I enjoy taking pictures and editing them into what I want to create. I love using bright and fun colors to attract peoples attention.

Overall, I have learned how to create many designs. I love Graphic Design and hope I will continue learning new things in the future. I like being creative and making up my own ideas. Graphic Design helps bring out my creativity and bring out a different side of me. I will continue doing Graphic Design next year and learn even more techniques and ideas.

Font Type

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Theme – A sympathy card

Name of Font – English

Classification – Script

Explanation – I would chose this font for a sympathy card because it looks formal as well as welcoming and thoughtful.

Theme – A hot dog stand

Name of Font – Hand of Sean

Classification – San Serif

Explanation – I chose this idea because it looks fun and inviting.

Theme – A diner style restaurant

Name of Font – Learning Curve

Classification – Script

Explanation – I chose this font because it reminds me of old time and is formal.

Theme – A logo for finical institution

Name of Font – Optimus Princeps

Classification – Serif

Explanation – I chose this font because it looks formal and is still interesting.

Theme – A certificate for a prestigious award

Name of Font – Chopin Script

Classification – Script

Explanation – I chose this font for a certificate for a prestigious award because it is formal and looks professional. Most awards use this type of font.

Article Summary on AIGA

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Design for Change: An Inside Job?

In this article it talks about how design can make a difference in the world. It has been lost in this generation and they want to bring it back. Design can influence many people and more people should be using it. It will help businesses grow and be more successful. Designers are very hard workers and should be given more opportunities. In my opinion I think that we should use design more and it can make our world more interesting and fun.

AIGA

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AIGA is the largest and oldest professional association for design. It shows the value of design and success of different designers at different stages. AIGA’s goal is to advance designing into a craft, strategic tool, and vital cultural force.