This project was another variation of my earlier 1,000 steps project in college. For this one we had to go out and spend a whole day observing some place off campus and design a poster about it. I chose the Science Center of Iowa for mine.Read More
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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.
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.Read More
For a class project one time, we had to create 3D maps of our school campus. We did research into 3D shapes by first looking at shapes online, then printing out a map of our campus. After that we traced it and built it up using legos. Once we understood the logistics of it, we set out to build our maps in illustrator. We started with flat images and then built it up into 3D shapes based on our lego blocks as a guide.
The goal of the project was not to come out with a finished map, but instead to get an idea of how building 3D shapes in illustrator worked to apply it to future projects.
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.Read More
A broshure I made about the Rollins Mansion in Des Moines, Iowa.Read More
So I've created a this post to help you draw your own fantasy map by hand for your story or role playing needs.Read More
If you received a journal, you're probably a little curious about how to set it up exactly.Read More