Throughout my experience with graphic design, I have developed the skills to create mood boards, vintage postcards, calendars, and more. I have three examples of my work, one mood board, one vintage poster, and one calendar. I hope as you go along my work you see the skills I have developed and attained.
Mood Board Project
For the mood board, I had this idea of a happy summer theme and I liked it. All of these pictures I felt really belonged with the theme I chose. I learned how to make this project by taking small steps at a time. The first thing I did was add shapes onto the blank canvas. To make the funky triangles, I had to go into Adobe Illustrator and make a box with a triangle in it. I then used pathfinder to cut out the middle triangle. I had symmetrical triangles then and I just had to put them together. To put the pictures in, I found the ones I liked and saved them, then put them in my project. I placed the image over the shape I wanted it to fit into, turned the opacity down, and erased whatever was outside of the edges of the shape. The opacity would then be back to normal. Lastly, I added text to the mood board. To make the words blend well, I chose colors that corresponded with the picture it was placed in. I really like this project because I find it very peaceful and well put together. This, I believe, is one of my best pieces I have made this year.
I chose Venice, Italy for this poster because I love all of the colors and old-timey feel of the city. I also really like water, so the water front looks really good with the design in my opinion. I learned the process to create this poster which is as follows.The first alteration I made was by changing the hue and saturation. I then changed the curves to determine what the image could look like if I moved some colors around. Lastly, I went to the main image and put an oily filter to it and added grain. I then added the text "Venice, Italy" and applied the same filter for that. Lastly, I went to the main image (the background layer) and put an oily filter to it and added noise (grain). This really helped with the vintage effect. I chose this piece of work to accurately show how I can apply my skills to make a new and modern image look like a vintage poster someone could have gotten from that place years ago.
For this project, I had to make a calendar with a specific theme throughout the entire project. I chose a simple organic color scheme. I liked picking out colors for each month based on their season or holiday. I think it's more useful to pick holidays and national days that most people celebrate or would like to be reminded of more than the one's people might not need to know. For the birthdays, I needed twelve birthdays. The icon I made for the birthdays was a red balloon because the red balloon always symbolizes a celebration. I only had one national day in the calendar and that was in the month of September. For the icon used for National Grandparents Day, I made a flower. In this project I learned how to think of a theme for more than one image/poster, create a layout that I liked, and make something everyone can use. I chose this project because I thought this was another one of my best projects.
To conclude, I am a hardworking woman that would really appreciate the job. I am dedicated to projects like these and I am always determined to get things done right. I have had a lot of success in my year in the graphic design class that I would like to share beyond the high school. I have also acquired great skill in projects like the ones shown above and I am eager to acquire more skills in the future.