Spring Break is here!! Not.. what should be my week of vacation is a week of making up work and doing homework… Such a sad life of a studious student…\
Anyway, all of the posts that I created for the past few months has given me much insight on the various aspects of graphic design and the importance of technology.
In graphic design, it takes many steps to create eye catching and innovative layouts for interaction, thought provoking feelings, and more. The texts that were used in class helped me see that. For example, The White Space book talked about the seven layout sins. I never knew about them when I had first started working with graphic design when I was younger. I was guilty for sin number 6, Centering everything (p.36) whenever I made my designers. I have learned that there are other ways that I can effectively grab my audiences attention. Also, like in the Basic Design Book, I learned how my designs can affect the message that my layouts are trying to convey.
Looking back at my posts, I really found out that story boarding is a great way to help organize a big project, especially with the MMP projects. It was great to see how many different types of story boards there were. Mine was a hand drawn copy which was terribly drawn in my opinion. However, it helped me be able to see what I need to do for my project and how the steps go for it.
The feedback that I gain from my fellow students were all helpful and insightful. They helped me by critiquing my work and opening my eyes to different perspectives. Like in blog post four, my fellow classmates picked out different details from the photographs that I picked that I did not realize, such as the textures of the photograph.
From all of these posts and readings, I have learned to become a more well-rounded and attentive designer. I need to be able to not only fulfill my need in my layout but for my audiences as well. I myself already have a good sense of what I need to do in terms of working on improving my graphic design skills. I have to be careful of not going too overboard with my designs in terms of shapes, colors, and more that can clash with the message that I am intending to promote and/or creating a space where the design either feels cluttered, sloppy, and so forth. For right now, I do not have any changes to make to what I have done so far, but I will keep a sharp eye for anything I need to change!!