Poster Design: 1,000 Steps
For one of my design projects back in college, we had to create a poster using only typography that represented the layout of a place. We had to take at least 1,000 steps around it and we had to design based on what we saw or heard and turn it into a visual representation.
For my place, I chose a Barnes and Noble out in West Des Moines, IA. I made mine well organized and laid out to represent the different sections and areas of the store. And to reflect the book-ish-ness of the area I was in.
That day was a particularly exciting day as they had a live violin performance and I think I brought one of my friends along with me. Using my journalism skills, I brought my recorder with me and a notepad and took lots of notes around the area. I also interviewed some shoppers there.
Overall, it was a fun assignment and I really liked the challenge. I enjoyed having to go out in the town and do a bit of research in person instead of sitting at a screen or desk all the time. My classmates also did some really interesting work so it was cool getting to see all the different variety that came from this project.
If anyone has truly tapped into the Millennial woman’s brain when she shops, it’s Poshmark.
Usually I will make sure I read the story first and take notes on anything that pops up to me.
When I was in high school, I was convinced I was going to have creative writing as a major. It was my life passion (still a passion of mine) and I was convinced I needed to study it in college. But I didn’t and I am glad looking back now that I did not.
This year was my first year making an inspiration board. I wanted to do something that would inspire me when I’m feeling down. I’m also considering making an inspiration journal.
I thought I would break it down more to discussion my goals for 2019.
Personally, I think that I can see influences of the movement throughout our society today. The idea that we should have craftsmen who rely on less machinery and a focus on well designed, handmade items that involve small businesses and less mass produced items, makes me think of Etsy. And how there is a growing trend towards shopping ‘small’ and local.
I was able to attain free membership to Linkedin Learning this past year and so I’ve made it a goal to complete as many free courses as possible. This month in January I’ve completed 22 free courses, including some content marketing courses.
Getting Your Content Published
I was able to attain free membership to Linkedin Learning this past year and so I’ve made it a goal to complete as many free courses as possible. This month in January I’ve completed 22 free courses, some of which have been UX design focused. Here are some of the certifications that I’ve completed to share.
Going back to my nonfiction streak, I recently read this fascinating and horrifying book. My OpenDrive hometown library system happens to have a LOT of nonfiction history books centered around WWII. I have no idea why, maybe that's what a lot of people request,