Monthly Archives: May 2013

It is finished

Mind you, this is just a very basic website for my digital design class. It doesn’t have any Flash or sounds or purchasing capabilities. It is just a website. That I got an A on. You know, the internet is quite the place for templates and Google fonts and all other kinds of happy happy joy joy.

So check out my site. Behold the first timer’s A project. First time I used Dreamweaver, that is.

I will say I enjoyed the planning stages and coming up with the color scheme and type to use, but coding is for the birds. I am not a fan. Website designer, yes. Website developer, no.

This was the first project I’ve worked on since switching my major to Graphic Design in which I feel really good about my design skills, that I might just have a chance at this whole art career thing. YAY!

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A camera, a camera for my, um, other camera

Yes, I already have a camera. Yes, it has the same processor as the Canon Mark 6. I know this. However, when someone offers to give you another camera, or at least the chance to win another camera, who am I to say no?

I have been dreaming of a 5D Mark III Canon DSLR. Why? Because I hear tell that it’s predecessor, the Mark II, was the most fantastic camera around so the expectations for the 5D Mark III are quite high. People love this camera. And I’m all about the love.

Big thanks to the SnapKnot wedding photography directory for offering this great camera giveaway!

 

Musings on My Work

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For my digital design class I have to create a website for a product line. Since I already have a product line in place, my currently-on-hold jewelry line, I thought I would use that. I have the branding style, the photographs, the name of the product line, all the stuff that’s good. So tonight’s homework was to play with type studies. Considering that my banner on my Etsy site is this:

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I figured I should stick with the arty fart type, but also pull in some vintage look to it since I use a lot of vintage components in my jewelry. I prefer the title on the top left. What say you, internets?

Besides this, things are going really well this quarter. I’m borderline A in my history class and borderline B in my digital design class. I am pretty sure I can earn a B if I keep asking questions and showing up for class. I made one really big mistake mid-quarter. One that I’m pretty embarrassed about. Its my fault entirely, but I could have gotten a much better grade had I actually paid attention to what I was doing.

I’m really enjoying learning how to use type in InDesign. It’s so amazing! I love learning how to use a grid to make a publication! I just have a good time learning it. But website design? oy It’s a struggle. I’m trying to not think of it as a website but as a single design. Dreamweaver is giving me fits. I have the book. I have Lynda.com. I just still struggle with it.

Truth be told I’m not all that interested in creating websites but I know it’s a necessary evil. I need to be able to do it all if I want to be a viable candidate for future design firms. So every day I have to dig down into Dreamweaver and try my hardest to figure it out. I will get it. I will. There’s no choice in the matter.