Typography: Use Bézier Curves to Create a Custom Wordmark in Illustrator- Feedback and Test Run
I worked on testing out the Bézier curve training Miguel had written. I decided to edit the cricket logo to have the k arm extended. Old logos have the extension but it isn’t tapered to look like an antenna which is what I did. I tried to keep it simple so that I am only focusing on adjusting curves and not trying to dress it up with shapes and what not. Below under the images I will paste what my feedback was after the training.
Read through the entire KB post and comment below some of your initial questions/comments before starting on the training assignment’s tasks.
Note: I think that for these instructions there needs to be an additional intro paragraph. Keep the one Miguel has because it is important in explaining what the curve is. We need an additional one before that to explain what we will be making, what the goals are, example images, and the software we will be using.
Does the article use subheaders to delineate new sections (background, examples, activity..)
Does the introduction tell the purpose of the assignment?
Does the KB post clarify what software/applications you will be using?
Does the KB post clarify what skills you will be learning/ show what final product you will be learning to create?
Are the clear, bullet-list goals listed out within the introduction?
Is there anything noticeably missing from the KB post?
At an initial glance, is the structure of the KB training easy to follow? Is there too much text- too wordy? Are there not enough pictures?
What does the KB training ask me to do? How is it testing me to apply what I have learned?
Are there any specific steps that are difficult to follow along with?
Do I broadly understand the instructions?
(If applicable) Am I provided all the necessary resources to follow this training assignment?
The extra resources provided in the training were very helpful and crucial.
Do I understand the purpose and application of this training?
How long did it take to complete this training? Was this amount of time appropriate for the task?
Does my final product look like what the KB training is asking for? Does my final product need many changes based on feedback from the STA trainer?
Is the difficulty of this training appropriate for its placement within the KB hierarchy? (Was this KB too hard/easy as an intro/required, supplemental, or optional training assignment?)
I stink at using these but I think it was easy-to medium. I think learning to use curves is a fundamental skill and this training should at least come before the logo redesign training (<—-Note for Maddy on this comment)
Personal Notes Where I see Improvements to be Made:
I think it should mention something about finding a logo to create a letter mark for at the beginning. While doing this he says just pick a letter then at the end shows it was for the tennis thing. It should go at the front.
– Could use more imagery here