Walking on Yellow Sunshine

  Introduction This slide design project has brought together all of the various visual design skills we have been learning about and working to perfect all semester. It has tested our knowledge and challenged us to stretch our skills in new ways. We have learned how to bring InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop together to combine…

Organize Your World

Introduction It takes a great deal of time and effort to come up with a creative idea, put it down in words, visualize it, and then make it happen. Fortunately, this process is also very enjoyable. I feel the creative activities we employed to help us discover out creativity were helpful. It seems that when…

Space Icon Set

Introduction The theme for this icon project is learning about and exploring space. My main purpose is to help kids enjoy learning about space by making their studies fun and engaging. These designs were created to be very simple, clear, and child friendly so their message would be easily conveyed and understood. The four principles…

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…

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…

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…

A DESIGN YOU CAN “BELIEVE” IN

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/4551db_dd92cbd23e204ef0962d2043d1536aa4.jpg_srz_609_787_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz Introduction This attractive advertisement for diamond rings was created for Macy’s as a part of its “Believe” campaign. It utilizes a simple, well-organized layout, effective design elements, along with a pleasant color scheme. The purpose of this post is to examine this professionally created advertisement using the following design principles: contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity,…