Monday, May 4, 2009

This picture is my destroyed on of my bubby and I. It is ripped in the arm and folded across his shirt which I chose to do because both have many different tones that needed to be blended and worked on for it to really look realistic.
This photo is the fixed version of my bubby and I. To be honest, I didn't really think it was going to take as long as it actually did. I am happy with the way it turned out but in hindsight, I think it would have been neat to try a few other kinds of pictures like black and white or a really beat up old picture. Using these tools to touch up has really showed me how much you can do with photoshop. This was my best work in Photoshop.
These two pieces are my best work from InDesign. This piece was particularly difficult because of how much text needed to be crammed into such a small space. My favorite part is the front of the brochure. Initially, the front was all black but I really wanted to add more color so I started to mess around with the HOMETOWN title at the bottom. Then i decided it still needed more so I added the circle in the back of Mickey. Another thing I really like about this piece is the coloring of the titles. I think that is one of it's stronger attributes. Also, the organization of the whole brochure is a strong part of the piece. Out of all of my InDesign pieces, this one took me the longest but in the long run is definitally my favorite!!
This piece is my favorite hands down of all of my Illustrator projects. I spent a lot of hours on this piece and I was and still am very happy with the outcome. Upon reading the prompt for this project, I thought it was going to be impossible! But if you just take it piece by piece, it really came together nicely. This was a great project to really learn how to work in Illustrator and this is one of my favorite pieces overall.
This piece I had a really fun time creating. I liked the way that i used all of the book bindings for my type. The one thing I would have done differently looking back is to take these into Photoshop and clean up the bindings of the books but with all things considered, I still really like this piece. I used this piece for my best creative concept.

This piece I used for my best design structure. I felt that this one used the most of what we learned about design. The proportions and the sizing of the type and the structure were all really taken into account while working on this piece. Looking at it now, it is a little plain and could use some more detail but I also like the simplicity of it.

The chili pepper thumbnails were my favorite thumbnails. I liked them so much because I really spent a lot of time making sure that each and every thumbnail was one I could take into the next stage of the design process. I like how each of the thumbnails is very clean and tight but I wish I would have put a little more detail into them.
This is my favorite marker comp. This is also my best example of copy fitting. The marker comp and the actual matched up almost perfectly as far as the type goes and it made things a lot easier to take to the next stage of the design process.

Friday, April 10, 2009


This piece turned out so much better than I was expecting. The actual pepper is one of the strongest points but I also think that the font that the CHILI COOK OFF title is in adds to the piece a lot. I was a bit dissapointed to see which thumbnail had been chosen for me but after working with the pepper a little and getting all of the type squared in, I really do like this a lot!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Kristin's Chili Cook Off Poster

The chili with the wording as the outline was the composition that I chose.  There is a lot of movement through the piece with the waves of the pepper.  I would consider dropping the dash between cook and off thought.  To me it throws the piece off a bit.  In the next composition, I think the bottom line of the pepper should come a little bit closer to the top line at the tip.  Consider a very bold font for the title because there is a lack of negative space.  Watch the edges also because there is no bleed for this project so nothing can be touching the edge.  It needs something so there is not so much white space...bolder lines perhaps? Maybe filling in the leaves...something needs to really grab you and pull you in because at first the wording as the outline of the pepper is not that noticeable which I think is really cool.  I like the simplicity of it from far away and the intricateness of it up close.  Very neat work and great use of space.  Good work!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Photoshop Bubba and Me

These two photos are of me and my Bubba.  This was a project done in Photoshop as well to touch up a ruined photo.  This photo had a tear and a crease that needed a little fixing.  I chose this picture because my Bubba is still at home in high school and I miss him soo much being away.  This was my favorite photo that we took on our vacation to Hawaii.  Out of all of the sunsets and ocean scenes, this one was the picture I have hanging in my room.  This process was actually very entertaining and I thought it was fun.  It was difficult trying to patch up all of the work but also was a blast seeing how close to the actual thing you could get it.  This is my number one favorite photoshop piece.

Photoshop Day Map

This project was done in Photoshop.  It is a day map.  The first picture is my lovely alarm clock with the time that I wake up every morning approximately.  The second picture is of my laptop which I am on for long periods of time.  The third picture is of myself and my boyfriend and our friend Joe.  I love hanging out with friends.  All three of these pictures are posted on a picture of my desk with textbooks and a sketchbook.  In the sketchbook there is a list for the day.  At the bottom of the textbook there is a short quote that I found to be humorous and pertains to the piece perfectly.  This was my second favorite photoshop project and was the first one I did where I put more than one picture on a page.