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Blast From the Past

Today’s design challenge involved selecting an advertisement from before the 1980’s and updating it to modern day visuals. The book has a bit of misstep when it asks the designer to select an advertisement that resonated with you from before

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Personal Logo – Revised

Before I could turn to a new challenge in the book, the personal logo was bothering me. I didn’t really like it and I had this idea of putting an E and I on the opposite side of a business

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Personal Logo – Part II

Taking up where I had left off, the Creative Workshop encourages you to take a second 30-minute period and “explore how you can apply your logo to a stationery system, a brochure, and a personal website.” I started my sketches

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Creative Workshop

To prepare myself for being a designer on demand, I picked up a copy of David Sherwin’s Creative Workshop. I have only read the introduction and started the first challenge, but I’m hoping that it helps me get into the

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Simple Book Title

Instead of resumes I got to try my hand at piecing together a very simple, title-only cover page for a book of poetry that my friend is placing onto Amazon. I had the title and some examples of what he

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Graphic Resume

I spent some time looking at resumes and after finding a design I liked, I began experimenting on a friend’s. The original is not bad and is perfectly serviceable: (Starting Product) However he is filled with personality and is involved

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1,000 Origami Cranes

After folding, stringing, and wrapping the cranes the end results were worth all the effort. We marked every tissue paper that contained the cranes with the colors such that it would be easier to coordinate hanging them in a gradient.

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Wedding Flyer & Crane Description

The date is quickly approaching and there were some last minute design items that I was able to squeeze in while preparing for guests. First was create a general description of what all the cranes were about. While some of

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Wedding Drink Ticket

Instead of running with an open bar, we determined to use drink tickets to allow our guests to enjoy the event. We decided to print them on Avery Business Card templates. Using their dimensions in mind I designed something so

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Wedding Invitation

Due to my focus on origami cranes for the wedding, I decided to look up what vectors existed for them. I came up with the following in a quick search: Project Time: 5 minutes I wanted a bottom splash of

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