Month: February 2018

Design Journal #5

Design Journal #5

I looked for animal graphics to give me ideas for my butterfly life cycle project and found these animals. I was impressed at the way the  designer used darker and lighter shapes to give depth to a 2-D object. I also thought it was interesting […]

Design Journal Post #4

Design Journal Post #4

A few months ago a friend shared this book on Facebook. Her husband is a graphic designer and historian and wrote a ‘cultural biography’ about Futura. After watching Helvetica I wanted to read about Futura. I’m only 50 pages in, but I thought for my […]

Web Banner

Web Banner

This is a banner for a site where I’m collecting all of my edtech projects. A friend’s husband recently wrote a cultural biography of Futura, ‘Never Use Futura’.  I decided to start reading it this week after watching Helvetica. It’s doing an effective job of […]

Design Journal Post #3

Design Journal Post #3

I loved the design on this page for The New York Times. The 3-D effect drew my eye deeper into the page to see the details at the deepest layer. I like the way the colored layers move like flames and point towards the runner […]

Two Examples of C.A.R.P.

Two Examples of C.A.R.P.

Disclaimer – I don’t know anything about holy yoga. =) I found this image online and liked the design. Contrast – Three different sections have contrasting colors of white, gray, and black. The turquoise text creates another layer of contrast and pops out of the […]

Design Challenge #2 Flyer

Design Challenge #2 Flyer

 I tried a few different things for the flyer assignment. The ‘Rite of Spring’ one was the last one I created and my favorite. Contrast – I created contrast by making the colored triangles behind the text to help it stand out a bit more. […]