Today’s graphic design project: Create a set of illustrations that explains, senza parole, how to accomplish a certain task. First, I got the very serious and difficult task of applying contact lenses (Some people struggle okay? I got you Shelb.)
Major hint: Do not use your nails. Obvious to many, not so to some. Next, with only a short bit left in class, I drew “How to open a wine bottle.” So I thought, “Okay, how do I open wine bottles?” And this is what I came up with.
My latest graphic design project, redesigning a logo for the Alberese Archaeological Project, first based on their old one, and then starting from scratch. To the right is the old one, followed by my two designs. The original is (very loosely) based on a lamp found at the site, which I more accurately traced to create the first. The second is—hopefully I’m stating the obvious here—a acronym made of archaeological tools.
My graphic design teacher emailed me yesterday to tell me that I won our first design contest, and I am so excited! The job was to design a logo for the John Cabot-founded International Student Leadership Organization, that reflects the key characteristics of the organization: empowering, simple, and universal. In any case, they liked it! And anyone who saw me after leaving Ave Maria last semester, upset and frustrated because I was obsessively perfecting press kits that my boss already said were good, will know how relieved this makes me. Apologies for the excess of the devil’s punctuation mark in this post. I know, I hate them too. Here’s the link to the announcement on the JCU website.
Baby steps people. Our first Graphic Design project for the semester was to choose our three “key values” or characteristics and design a logotype for our first name based around those traits. I elaborated just to make sure I felt like all definitions were captured. Fonts are so tricky, as I learned for myself working at Ave Maria this semester. I wish I had more fully utilized Dafont. Sigh, regrets…