Magazine Layout

Introduction   Designing a magazine spread can be a demanding, but invigorating task. It requires the designer to use organization, clarity, and visual appeal. The four principles of design must be carefully applied to ensure you will obtain the best results. Pleasing color schemes, along with the effective use of contrasting typography, should be used…

Lesson 6 Weekly Reflection

Legal Structure, Business License, and Taxes This week’s lessons and activities took a lot of effort and time to research and study, but I feel so much more confident knowing what I need to do to set up a business in Washington. I have already applied for my business license and have figured out who…

Lesson 5: Weekly Reflection

Gratitude The lessons this week were once again very challenging and thought provoking. I learned so much from doing the activities and from engaging in the discussion posts. I am so grateful for the discussion boards. Without them I would be lost in this class. It is so helpful to get feedback and to see…

Lesson 4: Weekly Reflection

Challenges This week was a very challenging, but it was also very good. I found it difficult to learn and evaluate both the website builders as well as the website hosts. There is so much to learn about and trying to wade through all of the options was quite daunting. One of the problems is…

Photography: Focus on Composition

Introduction Composing photography involves being deliberate about how you design your photographs. You need to consider how you will focus the viewer’s attention clearly on your subject and how you will compose your image to create greater interest. Ansel Adams explains it this way, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” So, with this…

Lesson 3 Weekly Reflection Blog Post

This week was certainly challenging, but I really learned a lot about how to find and contact a wholesaler to provide inventory and the differences, benefits, and challenges of the both affiliate marketing and drop shipping. I also enjoyed learning how to create the spreadsheet so I can learn how to make more objective decision…

Immerse Yourself in Typography

Introduction Fuzzco is a design company that creates brands, websites, videos, photos, and more. They have two locations, one in Charleston, South Carolina and another in Portland, Oregon. This colorful post card comes from their MailChimp collection and is part of a series called TinyLetter Residency Post Cards. It was designed to celebrate a small…