6 Break down the percentages of what entities are responsible for creating growth within the creative you. Am I part of it? Part of it is on you, right? Do you consider your classmates/friends as influencers on the course of your trajectory for success? At the end of the semester you will be evaluating me, but right now within your own pie piece, how much have you brought to the game? How did it end up that you brought that much?

I believe I grow in creativity with the help of different factors: 50% is personal inspiration I get from being outdoors, from living my daily life, from socializing, traveling, and exercising. 30% is everything I learn in school; the projects I am assigned, the classes I take, the instructors I meet and what each of … [Read more…]

5 Assign a level of value to this project. Identify two other projects in your creative life and place this weather report relative to them. How close or far are they from one another? What qualities did each project have that the other’s didn’t that would rate them higher/lower?

During my exchange program, I was assigned a project on creating a travel guide by using only photographs of the place. I had to go to each place and take photographs in order for the customer to see what it looked like and what the weather was like. This project did not have any motion in it. … [Read more…]

3 Describe how the new things you’ve learned so far connect to what you already had coming into the semester.

I have learned so many new thing and techniques in this class. They have allowed me to connect my previous knowledge (such as making symbols, icons, maps, using fonts, etc) and take it to the next level by adding motion and creating an interactive piece. This class really helps me understand that graphic design is … [Read more…]

2 Has your definition of “sophisticated” work changed from last semester? If so, how so? What is sophisticated in your weather report?

My definition of “sophisticated” work has not changed from last semester. However, it was hard to make sophisticated work for this project. For me, making sophisticated work is accomplished by using your time and making and effort to create beautiful, cohesive designs. I have realized that sophisticated work not only involves using time and effort, … [Read more…]

1 Where are you in your hours that you declared earlier in the semester? Looking at your work now, are your current accumulated hours enough?

At the beginning of the semester I declared I would be spending 12 hours per week working on my Typography class. I did not realize how much time and effort this class would require of me. I found myself spending about 18 hours per week on this class. I had to use extra time to … [Read more…]