This week, I primarily worked on created drafts for the Dana Center Arkansas project. My task was to take the drafts they gave me and turn them into something that fit the template that I created last week.
These are the drafts I was given:
In order to fit these into the template we designed, I integrated what I had already designed for Carnegie with the specifics of these layouts. This primarily meant coming up with how, for example, the dual column myths vs. facts table would look in the style I developed. This was a fun experiment, and having a template with a style already laid out really helped!
Ultimately, the first drafts ended up looking like this:
Right now we are waiting to hear back from the client about any changes we are to make for these. My next step will be to create the second infographic for the final part of this project, which I will begin working on today.
As well as working on the Dana Center project, I also began working on the Iconography Training. The goal of this is to create custom graphics for either COFA or McCombs business school, based on the concepts of “communication, videos, readings, networking, and deadlines.” I chose to create icons for COFA, which have the notorious black and yellow button style icons. My first draft of these looked like this:
After showing these to Maddy, she pointed out that every single one of these had a main singular image in the center apart from Communication. To fix that, I ended up making communication simpler and having it just be one big bubble:
The next step for this will be to actually make these in illustrator. Stay tuned for that!