I’ll be honest; The combination of winter break, a new spring schedule, a new phase of CoLA Refresh, and then a 2 day campus closure have all really thrown off my mental clock. It doesn’t help that, sadly, for scheduling reasons I am not able to attend the weekly design meetings this semester :C
My last update was about 3 weeks ago, and I’ve done a few things since then, but a lot of my workload is very multi-step and not quite finished enough to summarize.
The client clarified they wanted photo graphics for this one, which I was… struggling with. I really didn’t have a good frame of reference for how to make text + photo look good, and all my initial attempts were very flat.
I tried searching for references on design sites like Behance, but came up with a lot of illustrative graphics still, collages and vector graphics with photos thrown in. Some of the flashier designs had typography too complex to be a powerpoint template, too. I started a design based off this grid illustration, but didn’t finish before Maddy showed me her draft.
Which was so good, I asked if we could just use that for the course. She told me to look at magazine covers for future reference, if I’m looking for trendy text+photo layouts.
The grid DID find some use as a content slide background. I did get to use my grainy paper texture from the old pipe illustration, eventually…
Introduction to Ancient Rome
This was not actually my project, but I made some minor edits to the canvas graphics for a new professor. The original graphics were done by Abriella, and I just wanted them on my blog because they look nice, but also, I know Michele! Or, at least, I took 1 Greek archaeology class she TA’d for. Makes me jealous I’m not in this class!
It’s also a good example of the little design jobs I’m able to do now. I may be doing some tech support for CoLA Refresh this coming spring too, so if I don’t update on every minor task, I’ll pluck out the most interesting ones.