Monday, August 31, 2009

Swiss Cheese S

So, it's not exactly Swiss, but I enjoy it.
I'm going to end up changing the labels to computer type instead of
handwritten letters. For obvious reasons, such as my handwriting is terrible.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Visual Communication is...


I have no idea how I feel about any of these. I may end up deleting them off this due to embarrassment.


The start of this project was fun, but I don't feel that I experimented enough with it. That'll definitely be something I'll try to work on while doing the next part of this project.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Response to Vis. Com. articles

After reading the two articles and comparing my view of design with them, I've come to the conclusion that I do agree with both of these authors and what they have to say. I felt they both thought that design is an integration process. It takes more than one specific idea, you have to have a lot of different ideas, then figure a way to use the best possible solutions for the problem. One point that Hiebert stated really stood out to me was that it may be difficult for a designer to go off and do a different medium such as fabric design, or ceramics. I was a bit shocked by this statement because it felt that it was saying that designers are limited to one specific element of design, when I feel that if you have a good concept for something and know the skill why wouldn't you be able to have a successful project? That question is open to me because I'm definitely going to be interested in finding out the answer by experimenting with different mediums and seeing if it is in fact more challenging.

Why Graphic Design?

Why graphic design they ask? Graphic design to me is a way of communication that helps the public understand what that specific company wants to portray or relay to their clients in the future. It can start with a color choice, composition, or text and if that one specific quality is the wrong choice that company may suffer. Although, the good things that can come out of good design are so great, because it impacts so many people without them even realizing it.

Design is in everything around us. You're designing right now, from your clothes to how you eat your food. It's impossible to not use design, I just would like to see how far I can take it.