I am back for the spring semester! And ready for anything this semester throws at me. Excited to be back at work and keep collaborating alongside everyone this semester.
A quick run through of my winter break. This break was a much needed break for me and has allowed me to take a step back. I was able to relax while also take a look at my future with this semester being my last. Though very daunting at first, I got some perspective. I stayed home during the break with my dad and brother, and my mom came back from Peru towards the end 0f the break. My break consisted of going to local places in my hometown and got to do things like rock climbing, going to the arcade, and ice skating. It was nice getting to see friends from high school again and catch up. During a couple of our hang outs, we got to do some fun activities like making presentations of our semester recap! Yeah I know at first it sounds like homework but it was fun explaining our presentation in detail. Another thing we did were vision boards! We all met once and spent the entire day printing and designing our vision boards! Overall it was a good break to catch up on sleep and relax for awhile.
This week, I had two project assigned to me, both were course packet styles for MUS 307 and E316L
Course Graphic Design: MUS 307
Start: January 16, 2024
Description: The client requested a new course graphic set for MUS 307 with Style B. They asked for two options to show the professor in order gauge the direction the professor would like to go with. The course centered around popular music in popular culture with the professor mentioning popular artists like Taylor Swift and Beyonce and possibly using color palette in reference of them. They requested for PPT slides (Course Title slide, Lecture Segment slide, and Additional PPT slide), and Canvas Graphics (Dashboard, Homepage Banner, and Buttons).
I first started by searching for images that dealt with popular music in pexel, unsplash, and pixabay and created some long title Canvas dashboard to get some feedback on what design the client would like to go with:
Canvas Dashboard –
After receiving feedback that the client wanted the maroon color iteration, I then created the canvas graphics and PPT slides.
After a studio test, the PPT background slides needed to be more transparent so I lowered the opacity.
Course Graphic Design: E316L
Start: January 17, 2024
Description: The client requested for a Style A course packet for the summer course Intro to British Literature, including PPT slides (iPad Overlay), Canvas Graphics (Dashboard, Homepage Banner, and Buttons), and Studio Assets (UT generic/ UT Seal). In the notes, they had requested it to be in teal color with no headshots as other professors would be using them as well.
I followed the Style A course graphics guidelines and changing some design aspects as needed such making it be a teal color and removing the headshot images and rearranging the space.