Brief questions

10 new questions

11. What is the size of your company?

12. What will be the primary goals of the new site? (Engage, Inform, Sell)

13. Do you have any existing logo?

14. What need or business goals do you have for your website that aren’t being met by the current version?

15. How will you measure success?

16. What image, look, or feel do you want your brand’s website to portray?

17. How much traffic are you anticipating?

18. What is the most important information your site must relay to the user, especially on the home page?

19. Where is the website content coming from?

20. What main keyword words/ phrases would you like to use to make it easier for people to find your website via search engines?

10 final brief questions

  1. Do you have any existing logo?

2. What image, look, or feel do you want your brand’s website to portray?

3. Who will be responsible for maintaining the website? Will the person have the time and skills to do so?

4. Where is the website content coming from?

5.  Do you have any colour preferences? What should the look and feel for the website be?

6. Who will be the contact person for this project?

7. What do you NOT want on your site in terms of text, content, colour and graphic elements?

8. What features should be used on your website? (This includes things like contact forms, pictures, videos, etc.)

9. What is your deadline for completing the site? How big is the budget?

10. What will be the primary goals of the new site? (Engage, Inform, Sell)


Get the basics right

The internet is a global online network that is used to send data and information. It is easily accessible to most and helps people all around the globe to share information, purchase products, and connect different networks.

HTML is the type of coding used for websites when they are displayed.

Browser is a type of software used to get access and share information and receive information on the internet. Web pages in particular.

A search engine is software that you can search for specific information on.


Egg Recipe Booklet

I wanted it to be bold and playful but still seem sturdy and simple to follow.

Fonts: Omnes, Arbotek, Minion Pro


Print Preparation Question 2

100 lb. text is usually the optimal pick if you want a high-quality look at a reasonable price. So that’s what I’ve chosen.

Saddle stitching refers to the method of binding where the pages are gathered together, folded and stapled along the crease, from the outside, to create a book which is what I’ve chosen. It’s great for small booklets and brochures.

Uncoated paper as it’s a popular trend because it’s very organic feeling and Millenials tend to support companies that are eco-friendly.

The green on my cover is the Spot UV Varnish.

I changed the spot colors to be:

PANTONE P 70-1 C & PANTONE P Process Black C


Checklist for printing

Printing Layout

  • Using correct printing pixel size
  • Make sure trim is correct
  • Make sure Bleed area works with printer
  • Correct Crop marks

Font body, pictures

  • If font is provided/any replacements needed
  • Image resolution
  • Check images quality
  • Convert file from RGB to CYMK possibly

Prepare Print and finalize color

  • Make a package
  • Save file correctly
  • Choose paper weight, thickness, and type of paper
  • Check for errors in type
  • CYMK colors or pantone for printing
  • spot colors or metallic for the printer?
  • Type of black to use?

Symmetry and Asymmetry

In this assignment, you will be given the opportunity to also test your idea sketching skills. It is important to start working with basic ideas on paper and develop your concept from there on out.

  • On an A4 landscape page, draw four equal squares. Create 4 more pages in this way. So, you’ll have 5 pages with four squares on each.
  • Draw one or two squares or rectangles in each empty square to achieve the visual effects that you see on the first page of module 3 in Graphic Design School textbook. You can work with the interaction of rectangles and squares to make the balance or imbalance more evident.
  • Entering left
  • Movement to the right
  • Movement to the left
  • Movement downwards
  • Movement upwards
  • Balance
  • Tension
  • Symmetry/asymmetry

Layout Travel Brochure

Using InDesign, design a 8-page brochure for a fictitious travel agent.

  • The size of the brochure should be A5 (when it is folded).
  • Design the brochure in full colour.
  • Use fake body copy, but create sensible headings.
  • Use titles, headings and images of your choice.
  • Be sure to pay attention to:
  • Choice of type
  • Choice of imagery
  • Use of layout and grid to communicate the content

Good practice in InDesign! I chose not to spend more time with it and rather start paying attention to CA03, so there are of course a lot of things that could have been adjusted and added. But I am pleased with typography and colours.


Pace and Contrast

Compare the design (in terms of pace and contrast) of an online magazine, blog or website to that of a printed magazine, book or journal.

  1. What differences can you see between the kinds of design strategies used in the two formats?
  2. Write down your findings and upload it to WordPress.

I’ve chosen to compare the printed version of Time Magazine and the website.

  • There is a lot of information on the home page. A ton of articles and cutting-edge news and graphs and links to other related articles. It’s really easy to go from article to article and if you’re looking for stories on specific topics they are easily found.
  • The magazine is limited on space. It doesn’t have the same luxury to find a specific story or topics easily. You have to browse to find things.
  • The text in the magazine is placed very precisely. Since there is limited space the layout and composition is so important to get the most information down in a clean, easy to read way.
  • In the website there are a lot of pictures next to the different articles so the grid had a lot more going on than that of the standard amgazine.

Development of Camera Question 2

1.Front/top of camera buttons:

  • AF = Auto Focus
  • Drive. Only available in photo mode. Single shooting, self-timer, high speed continuous
  • ISO- light level
  • Metering
  • Night light bulb
  • Auto-focus, auto-selection
  • Shutter-release
  • Wheel, for scrolling
  • Infrared sensor
  • Remote sensor
  • Mic
  • Depth of field preview
  • button to exchange lenses
  • dial functions wheel: bulb, manual function, Av(aperature-Fstop), Tv(shutter priority, shutter speed), P(Program AE, automatic settings), A+(intellegnet auto), CA(creative auto, images with specific ambience), SCN(choose your scene set up), C”p, C1p( 2 presets you use often

2. Back of camera:

  • Auto Focus on
  • on/off button
  • Menu
  • Touch screen
  • Info. screen or leveler, more info on the pic or vid
  • Delete
  • play
  • search to go to last pic
  • lock
  • start/stop
  • open screen for vlogging or selfies
  • hot-shoe attatchment to add speed light, flash, mic
  • optical eyepiece
  • diopter
  • video mode to photo mode
  • live view mode- can adjust focus and exposure before taking pics
  • AE lock button
  • Autofocus point button
  • Scroll wheel- changes F stop and scroll through photos/options
  • set button is select
  • q button- menu settings

3. How to set ISO:

  • click ISO button on top right of camera. Set ISO with the wheel. Bright light, slower speed film, lower iso. Dark, high ISO/speed film.
  • Low ISO=great shadows, very clear, dynamic range. High ISO more grain, less range, muted colors
  • Moving object may need higher ISO especially if not as light outside.
  • Be careful using higher ISO. Be aware of exposure.

4. How to change aperture:

Scroll with the large wheel on back of camera around the SET button.

5. How to set Shutter speed

Fast shutter speed- moving things. Sports, animals.

Slow shutter speed- stable objects.

Waterfall: blurred water by using slow shutter speed. Crisp frozen water by using fast shutter speed.


The Development of the Camera

I chose to do research on Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre and explain a little bit about how his technique for photography, The Daguerreotype, influenced how our photography works today. I watched the video below to get a visual idea of how his process worked and how he used chemicals and a light-proof box to capture iconic moments in time.

It starts with a silver-coated copper plate that’s buffed to be like a mirror. It’s dipped into iodine and bromide which makes the plate sensitive to light. After the camera is set up the silver plate is slid into the box and the cap is taken off to let the light exposure in. A series of liquids and chemicals is then poured over it to seal the image and heat is also applied.

How I see this technique influenced modern photography is, other than a mirror to flip the image back to it’s original view, it is very similar to the simple concept of how light passes through a small opening into a light-sealed box and captured, which is how all camera capture images.

Daguerre made a deal with the French government so his technique became accessible worldwide. Americans embraced this new photography. Many different inventors followed suit to revise his technique and make it even more accessible and better quality. Our photography today is the same thing, just reformed and with our modern technology added to it. I also used the article below for more information on him.