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design blitz

I thought it would be a challenge to try to find these design elements in one area, so most of these pictures were taken in Curitiba! Minimalism/Use of Space The design here is very minimal, with very few objects crowding the space. I think it accomplishes what it needs to – it is an open […]

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week six summary!

This week I learned a lot about design. I thought the Stranger Things title sequence video was specifically interesting. I also wrote about my thoughts on the Brain Pickings article here. The first assignment I completed was the DesignBlitz. I tried to find the design elements as much as I could in one area, which […]

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design thoughts

This article really got me thinking about how much of what I see on a day to day basis has been designed by someone, like street signs, posters, food packaging, etc. It’s something that can easily be overlooked. People put their creativity and effort into designing these common things around us. I also thought it […]

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why did you drop out of yale!

Choose one of your favorite movie quotes and insert the quote over an image from the movie you chose. https://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/favorite-movie-quote/ For this assignment, I actually used a TV show, Gilmore Girls, because I quote it a lot. In this scene, Jess was yelling at Rory for dropping out of Yale (someone had to). I found […]

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contradiction creation

Create some sort of graphic. Design the overall graphic to convey some sort of feeling or theme, but then have text saying something completely contradictory to the theme or feeling. Sort of like one of those old anti-motivational posters, but with more design than a black box with a white frame. https://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ I had fun […]

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donate for parkinson’s research!

Create an ad to inform people about a charity and encourage them to donate. https://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/charity-ad/ For this assignment, I created an ad for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. I used Canva, which I just learned how to use! I liked this background template that they had, so I used that, and imported […]

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poetry art & design

This is building off of┬áthe Poetry Art assignment and is an exercise how design choices can change a message. Put your selected poem together with a background that emphasizes the message. Then make 3 different versions by varying the typeface, type layout, and type color to see how it impacts the message over all. https://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/poetry-art-design/ […]