3’s a Band

I enjoy the sound of pianos and string instruments. So for this assignment, I combined them to make a song. The piano has a lofi type of beat so it adds a little more. I also added some drums to…

Create a Place

For this assignment, I decided to create the feeling of being in a windy forest at night. I made it feel like nighttime by adding the sound of an owl, which are a nocturnal bird. The gravel allows for some…

Ira Glass Video Summary

When telling stories through television or radio, you don’t want to think of it like how you were taught in high school. We were taught that there is a topic sentence and then you follow it up with facts that…

Listening to Stories Summary

I have never listened to a podcast before, but I enjoy scary movies so I chose to listen to an episode from the Spooked podcast. Even before the story began, it is made clear through background music and sound effects,…

Intro to Design Summary

This is a summary of the Intro to Design assignment. What did I learn? I learned that designing images isn’t as hard as it might seem. You don’t have to make a crazy design to get your point across and…

Design Blitz

For this design blitz, I decided to find objects and ads for the categories: color, dominance, minimalism, and rhythm. The picture used for color is a commercial for a company that produces medicine used for colds and allergies. The use…

Reflection on The Vignelli Canon

Reading The Vignelli Canon helped me better understand graphic design. One of the main focuses is simplicity and timelessness. In the book, Vignelli promotes the minimalist approach when designing images. His main points are on clean lines, removing unnecessary elements,…

Design Assignment Three

For my third and last design assignment, I decided to do the Guess The Song assignment. There are a lot of different songs that I know and it was a bit challenging at first. Most of the songs I know…

Design Assignment Two

For the second design assignment, I chose to do a motivational poster. Motivational posters provide more than just words on a picture, they can give hope to those who just might need it. Even the smallest amount can change someone’s…

Design Assignment One

For the first design assignment, I decided to create a destination poster. I chose to use a planet from Star Wars to create my poster. Star Wars has been a big part of my life ever since my father introduced…

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