There are lots of things that influence my creativity but I wanted to blog about some specific things that influence me.Read More
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It’s important to know who your audience is and what kind of look you are going for.Read More
If anyone has truly tapped into the Millennial woman’s brain when she shops, it’s Poshmark.Read More
Usually I will make sure I read the story first and take notes on anything that pops up to me.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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