I'm from a quaint town called Kooskia, Idaho. I now attend BYU-Idaho in hopes of graduating with a Degree in Communications! This blog is dedicated to all COMM classes I have now, and will have in the future.
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Project Corrections / Time spent: I spent about thirty minutes trying to improve the quality of the work in my portfolio. Then I spent about six to eight hours putting my portfolio together. Message: I wish to showcase the work I have done so far in COMM 130: Visual Media. I hope to improve upon it every year. Audience: People who are interested in seeing my work for employing or other interests. Top Thing Learned: I should always spend more time on the work that I do. I need to make for of an effort to achieve my highest potential.
Future application of Visual Media: I will work harder at my schooling and on my life choices regarding my Communication Major. Color scheme and color names: Title Font Name & Category: Bebas Neue; Sans Serif Copy Font Name & Category: Arial Regular; Sans Serif Thumbnails of Images used:
Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site):
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I used illustrator to recreate a logo. I opened an indesign document and made grid lines for the spacing of my brochure. I imported my logo and I spaced out the lining of my text. I used text wrap to wrap around the picture I used in the middle and I used the indentation paragraph style. I used Word to type my text and the later I placed the text into my indesign document. I made sure the text and spacing were aligned and then I printed a few times to get the margins right.
Message: Kay’s Candies are delicious and natural. Come with an appetite and eat candy.
Audience: Anyone who enjoys fudge and baked goods.
Top Thing Learned: I’ve never made a brochure before. It was very difficult getting the margins correct. I learned a lot about paragraph styling. Those are things I never knew before, but I do now.
Color scheme and color names: Monochrome; pink and peach
Title Font Name & Category: Bebas Neue; sans serif
Copy Font Name & Category: Arial Narrow; sans serif
Description: This is a web page created to showcase a logo that I made.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I used Notepad ++ to edit the HTML and CSS. I had never really worked with these before. It took me a lot of time to figure out what goes where. I used an already made CSS code and I changed the colors, text, images, and angles on the things in the HTML. I used photoshop to make colors for the banner at the top.
Message: Hudson Soap is an environmentally friendly soap.
Audience: Anyone who wants a clean environment and a clean body.
Top Thing Learned: I learned a lot about how to code. It was interesting playing around with the padding and other margin settings. It took me a while to figure out how to insert images and also to round out the border.
Color scheme and color hex: Monochromatic, Black and white and grey.
Title Font Families & Category: Windy Rain, Script;
Copy Font Families & Category: Verdana, Sans Serif;
Changes made to the CSS: I changed the text, the shape of the border, I added a banner. I changed the logo and the color of the text and boxes. I added an image for the background. I also changed the website and added my own.
Description: Matching letterhead and design to create a personalized logo.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I used InDesign and Illustrator to create my letterhead and my logo. I used Illustrator to create my logo. I used the paint brush and simple shapes. I then filled in the shapes I made and grouped them together. I placed my logo into InDesign and created the letterhead. Then I placed my logo onto a separate document and made the front and back of my business card. I saved the changes and copy and pasted my cards into Illustrator. I used the art board to resize the images to fit the page.
Message: Use environmentally friendly soap. It’ll help the wildlife.
Audience: Anyone who wants to protect wildlife.
Top Thing Learned: I learned all about how to share documents between Illustrator and InDesign. I also learned how to make shapes and divide them with Pathfinder.
Color scheme and color names: monochromatic.
Title Font Name & Category: Black and Grey
Copy Font Name Haettenschweiler Category: Sans Serif
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I used illustrator to create these logos. Unfortunately something went wrong when saving them and it cut the last one off. I had a difficult, but fun time creating these. It was interesting trying to figure out how to use Illustrator. I used the tracing tool and the shapes tool. It was an experience.
Message: Sun Organic Farm is a market company that sells all organic foods.
Audience: Anyone who wants to eat organic food.
Top Thing Learned: how to make shapes and use pathfinder
Three Color Scheme and Color Names: complimentary, Orange and Green and Yellow
Three sets of Title / Body Font Names & Categories:
Votes on favorite logo:
Top Logo = ___; Middle Logo = ___; Bottom Logo = ___;
Description: This is an inspirational montage. I used two pictures and blended them to go with my quote.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing): I started out with two pictures. I then cropped the picture of the girl. I added a mask to that picture and began to blend with the opacity down to 39%. I did this until I got the desired effect and the image was blended with the background. I then added the text and brought it to the foreground.
Message: The message is to inspire people to pray more often or to not focus so much on the world and more of the spirit. I took a quote from the scriptures.
Audience: The audience would be adults who are religious.
Top Thing Learned: I learned how to mask images and how to blend them.
Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied: I took the picture and used some gaussian blur to make the picture look glowy.
Color scheme Tetradic and color names: Blue, orange, gold
Title Font Name Verdana & Category: Sans Serif
Copy Font Name Rage Italic & Category: Script
Thumbnails of Images used:
Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site):
Description: Learn basic photography skills and how to use a color scheme.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I first went about taking pictures. I took several and picked a few of my favorites. I then took the best one and tried to incorporate an idea out it. Once I had my idea I looked at the colors in the photo and chose a color scheme from it. I used my Samsung Galaxy 3 to take the pictures and I used photoshop to enhance the image. I used sharpen, saturation, vibrance, and levels. I used a little gaussian blur in it as well. I used the tutorials posted on I-Learn and did my best to put together the finished product.
Message: The message is to inform Young Women that there’s a conference coming soon. It gives an inspirational quote on self worth.
Audience: The audience is directed to young women in the church.
Top Thing Learned: I learned the value of whitespace and contrast. I was using too much in a small space. I was also not giving my quote enough contrast. I also learned how to take decent pictures.
Color scheme and color names: Monochromatic; Red, Pink, Fuchsia
Title Font Name & Category: Myriad Pro: Sans Serif;
Copy Font Name & Category: Myriad Pro: Sans Serif;
Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted
Date and location you took the photo(s) 5-20-14; BYU-I Heart Building
I had fun taking these pictures. I hiked up ‘R’ mountain and took a nice shot of the scenery below me. I made sure to focus on the sky. I then took a picture of my roommate at the top. The lighting was nice and the sky was so blue that day. I had a great time figuring out PhotoShop as well. All of the different settings were interesting and fun to learn.
I took a picture of the tulips outside of the Heart building. I thought they were so beautiful. I especially loved the color. It was cloudy that day so the lighting wasn’t that great.
It was a struggle trying to take a picture of the indoor lighting. I couldn’t find the right placement and the lighting was terrible. Being inside a closed off apartment isn’t the best source of light, but I tried my best with what I had.
Overall I enjoyed taking these pictures and I think this assignment will definitely help me improve in figuring out good composition.
•(Programs/tools/skills) : Microsoft Word
• Message: Help the Rexburg Fire Department by being involved in an auction.
• Audience: Young adults and up. Rexburg community members.
• Top thing learned: I used a scanner for the first time and now I know how to use one.
• Colors scheme and color names: Orange and Blue;
• Title/Copy font & category listed: Title- Calibri and Bella Donna
• Scanned image on post:
• Source: Ensign
Description: This is my Project 1 flier. I was given materials to use for this project and was asked to put it together. The flier is promoting the Graduate Leadership Conference.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I used InDesign to put together this entire project.
Message: The message is to promote a Graduate Leadership Conference. It tries to communicate leadership and an opportunity to learn how to be a leader.
Audience: The audience are graduating seniors who are looking to gain job opportunities.
Top Thing Learned: I learned that asking questions can only help. I was unsure of spacing and sizing, but I learned that people are always willing to help. I now know how to receive good proportions when making a flier.
Title Font Name & Category: Title- Arial Regular; Category- Sans serif; Title- SnellBT; Category-Decorative
Copy Font Name & Category: Font- Arial Regular; Category- Sans serif