Design Reflection

You’ve looked at two videos from different designers (who engage in very different kinds of design) as well as some basic resources to learn the elements of design .How do these three resources influence your own approach to tackling design work this week?  Which resonated with you the most any why? Did any of them seem to contradict each other? If so, what do you make of that?

I waited until the end of the week after all my assignments were done so I could take some time away from the creating, and focus on reflecting the work I had done this week. The videos that were shown for sure helped me when thinking about graphic design, however, I got the most inspiration from the DesignBlitz, and I truly learned the most from the Adobe article we had to read. It was so clear and concise, but had me wanting to learn more. I found myself renting an old outdated design book that was actually meant for people to who designed yearbooks, but I didn’t care. I wanted to know so much more about graphic designing, types of font, and elements of design, that I dove right into Yearbook nerding.

I learned a lot this week, but mostly it was learning about how to do assignments I was not confident about doing. The book cover assignment was not my best, but I was shocked with how so many of our classmates went full force into it. I felt like I had such a roadblock, but after seeing what other people had created it got me more enthusiastic.

I have decided that I want to spend more time learning about elements of design, so I can work on creating better assignments in the future. I want to eventually re-do my book cover, and gain more knowledge about the creating of graphics from Adobe.


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