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.
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,
I accomplished a lot in 2018 despite some set backs. I hope I will continue to improve and grow in 2019. To help, I have listed out my goals here as they say speaking them out loud will help them come true. Happy New Year!
I write about a poster I made in 2015 for the Des Moines Metro Opera. I actually like how this turned out although I would fix a couple of things.
For a graphic design sprint project, we had to find a paper airplane to create and design instructions for it. On top of that, we had to have a random selection of users to test how easy or hard the directions were to follow. At the end of the week, we made our own paper airplanes and tested them.
Today, I'm going to give you some facts about a "king" of Sweden. Her name was Kristina and yes, her father had her named king and had her trained as a prince. Modern researchers refer to her now as a Queen but I like to think that King is still appropriate for her case.
The following blog post was adapted from a research paper I wrote back in high school. So I apologize for the length.
I was very impressed with this book overall and it was a struggle to get through it. At times I found myself having to put it down and go do something else for a while because it was too much at times. But I'm glad I soldiered on because it definitely was worth it.
A non-fiction book review.
A broshure I made about the Rollins Mansion in Des Moines, Iowa.