This week was fun but challenging… I tried to do assignments that were out of my comfort range and I learned a lot!
I learned about Massino Vignelli and the basic elements of design. I thought that I had a good idea of what “good design” was before this week, but boy did I learn some things!
I took strategic photos related to color, minimalism, balance, and dominance. I ended up with some good photos and some bad photos and reflected on the experience.
I created (almost) daily and got a shoutout from my *favorite* author on twitter!
I started creating Design Assignments that gave me the opportunity pick my own assignments to complete. I did a wide variety of projects , enjoying each one as a unique chance to explore the design world.
I created animated GIFs and had fun with it!
Overall, I learned a lot this week. This week, I’ve been procrastinating a lot more than usual, so most of the assignments were done towards the latter half of the week. Even so, I feel like I was able to do this week’s assignments very well. I went out of my comfort zone on assignments and (mostly) succeeded. I tend to be a perfectionist so even when things are okay I tend to obsess over the little things. Having some of these assignments that were unfamiliar made me accept the fact that they weren’t going to be perfect the first time I did them.
I had a lot of trouble with the GIF maker… I got the Mumford and Sons gif to work, but couldn’t get the other GIF for the list to work. I ended up looping it in iMovie. It’s still a GIF, but in a different form.
I most enjoyed doing the assignments for this week. Being able to use ProCreate was a new experience and I much better that I was before with that program. I especially liked the create your own logo part because I actually needed one!
I learned that these things take time! You can’t rush the programs if you don’t know how to do them!
I would take more time with each write up, rather than the assignment to create a better story.
Some of my imports show up as errors… why?
Not everyone has access to what I do… how can we make this equitable?