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  • The Final Pitch for AIGA

    July 4, 2020 by

    Throughout the seven weeks I took a deep dive into the social media world. I learned everything from trends to how to gain more of a following and how to improve one’s social media networks. I chose to focus on a social media strategy for a non-profit organization that has made an impact on me… Read more

  • The Finish Line

    July 3, 2020 by

    MINDSET BEFORE  Creating designs that I can be proud of can be extremely difficult for me. I am never satisfied with any of my final designs, yet again who is. Ever since I was young I was always hard on myself and wasn’t always the best thing. On one hand being hard on myself allowed… Read more

  • Getting Closer

    June 28, 2020 by

    THE FINAL DESIGNS ARE NEVER FINAL Graphic designers creates sketches on top sketches and mockups on top of mockups to have more than one version of an idea or concept. During the process of creating the final designs, the sketches and mockups are constantly being referred back to and used with some changes and improvements.… Read more

  • AIGA Community Guidelines

    June 25, 2020 by

    The purpose of AIGA is to promote design and have designers connect and help each other navigate the design world. AIGA doesn’t tolerate any kind of negative actions, including bullying, harassment of any kind, etc. In reference to AIGA’s social media presence, anything posted, shared, or commented on will continue to provide designers with as… Read more

  • It’s Beginning to Take Shape

    June 21, 2020 by

    Creating Mockups to Choose a Path After working endlessly on research by gathering as much background information on movie posters, creating mood boards to use for each movie that includes the chosen time period, and sketching out different ideas, it was time. It was time to move onto probably one of the scariest parts of… Read more

  • Personas for AIGA

    June 18, 2020 by

    Part I: Personas Amy Richardson is college student who is getting a degree in design. She wants to have a lead designer position a large company. However, she is looking for tools that can make her designs stand out from everyone else in her program and from other designers in the design field. On top… Read more

  • Digging Deeper with the Sketches

    June 14, 2020 by

    Whenever a project is being done in the design world, the sketches play a huge role. As I have mentioned before, sketches are done so the designers can see put all their designs and ideas down on a paper to compare everything all at once. Then from there the designer will go on to create… Read more

  • AIGA Content Calendar

    June 12, 2020 by

    Creating posts for social media for a company has to be strategic and target the the appropriate audience. In order to do this for AIGA I created a content calendar to follow to post for a week.

  • Sketching as Exploration

    June 7, 2020 by

    Print design has been around for a very long time. In all areas of design, designers have always been a stickler about the design process. This can include gathering as much background information as possible, draft numerous amount of sketches, simplify it to about three versions, and then choosing one of them to create a… Read more

  • Social Media Plan for AIGA

    June 4, 2020 by

    The nonprofit organization, AIGA, uses social media a lot to get any information out there and to advertise any events or resources that designers will want to know about. However, I had no knowledge of this organization in high school, but once I got to college I knew all about it within seconds during my… Read more

  • Creating the Posters on a Schedule

    May 30, 2020 by

    Time management is something that everyone in the world is trying to get perfect in their busy lifestyle. It is also something that is hard to master and yet everyone seems to have the magic solution that everyone should follow. However, the truth is, is that there is a technique or tool out there for… Read more

  • Can We Trust Any News on Social Media?

    May 29, 2020 by

    When someone is trying to find a trustworthy site to find the facts for whatever story they are following can be difficult with all the opinions out there in the world today. However, when it comes to social media it becomes almost impossible unless you know where to look, or have sources that you trust… Read more

  • Creating a Movie Poster

    May 24, 2020 by

                Horror. Disney. Musical. Adventure. Action. Si-Fi. Drama. Crime-Drama. There are so many different genres and types of movies and some have more than one genre mixed together. Before anyone sees a movie, the trailer is where movie goers will see first in order to figure out if they truly want to see it. Either that… Read more

  • The Evolving Social Media World

    May 22, 2020 by

             Social media is what everyone and anyone talk about these days. Even if someone doesn’t have social media, they still somehow get around to it in a conversation. Nowadays, information on social media can become viral in seconds, and even quicker than any news outlet can report on it. We all have our own opinions… Read more


    April 1, 2020 by

    by Michaela Ganezer The day has finally arrived. You enter the movie theater with all the excitement building and building with each step. Entering the theater, the glorious smell of buttered popcorn hits you. You smile and become even more excited if it’s even possible. Skipping the ticket line with your prepaid tickets in hand,… Read more

  • Effective Writing

    February 19, 2020 by

    Wright Thompson wrote the article “Pretending to Be Okay” about the head women’s basketball coach of the UCONN Huskies. I have always been a fan of the UCONN Huskies so right away it had my attention. However, I have never liked reading long articles since I always got bored and uninterestedvery quickly once I started.… Read more

  • Role of the Audience

    February 19, 2020 by

    “Remember who your audience is!” “Use language your auidence will understand!” “You have to write this assignment using this style and these guidelines or you will fail!” It was all about the audience and writing in the way I am told for all my life. On the other hand, William Zinsser wrote a chapter in defining… Read more

  • Readable Content

    February 4, 2020 by

    Good: https://broadbandnow.com/guides/cable-bundle-vs-streaming (author – Broadband Team) Bad: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2019/01/26/streaming-still-cheaper-than-cable-even-price-hikes-netflix/2684210002/ (author – Jefferson Graham) After reading both articles, I realized that the article by the Broadband Team does a better job of writing an article that is easier to read all the way through than the other article by Jefferson Graham. Streaming services have taken over our lives and people are still asking… Read more

  • Wrapping It All Up

    December 12, 2019 by

    It’s official…it’s almost winter break! It’s almost that time of year when college students are a bunch of walking zombies, cramming in last minute late night studying, staying up late doing final projects and papers, and eating as much sweets and coffee as one can to stay up. I would be lying if I said that… Read more

  • Advertising Controls What We See

    November 20, 2019 by

    Throughout my twenty-one years I have wondered what this world would be like without all the advertisements. I mean it has taken over shows we watch, it has been integrated into our social media apps and even scattered throughout the Internet and on buildings. I cannot go ten minutes let alone a whole day without… Read more

  • Boredom is the New Superpower

    November 6, 2019 by

    Imagination helps us all to live our best lives and to achieve our dreams no matter how long it takes. It also helps to fuel our creativity that can stem from anything and anywhere at any time. Boredom is something that not many people would consider creativity coming from it. In fact, it can cause… Read more

  • Project Management

    October 24, 2019 by

    While I was going through this assignment I didn’t realize all the actionable items that I was completing. It got me thinking on how much effort I really put into the posts each week. For the majority of the semester we have been talking about deep work and how in today’s society it is extremely… Read more

  • Don’t Give Into the Temptations!

    October 24, 2019 by

    As humans we all have those things that distract us from doing the work that has to get done in the moment. Younger generations has more distractions than ever before. Then we have the desires and urges to attend to those distractions whatever the case may be. Before all the technological advances it used to… Read more

  • 5 Days of Instagram Controlling Me

    October 10, 2019 by

    Introduction and Background… Technology detox. Now that is the most terrifying phrase to hear for anyone these days. I mean, how on earth would we talk to people, look things up, share pictures of the food that we are eating or our pet sleeping, or even go down the rabbit hole on YouTube to the… Read more

  • Our Great Ruler – Social Media

    September 26, 2019 by

    Technology as we all know has dramatically improved as well as taken over our lives. It’s changed the way we communicate, do laundry, research, and has even made advances in the medical fields. However, while this all helps out our lives by making it easier when we need it to be, it can also have… Read more

  • Deep Work in a Distracting World

    September 12, 2019 by

    The world that we live in is constantly evolving and changing every second of the day. Every day is a new beginning that can cause someone to take a step forward and make something better whether it’s technology, medicine, or even improving and bettering themselves through gaining new knowledge and skills. Along with these advances… Read more

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