This project was assigned to help us understand and to show the principals of design. Our annual formal dance came around the corner as quick as ever my senior year, and student council needed a flyer to broadcast the day, time and place. I knew I was the person to do so. I used Adobe Illustrator to make this happen. This was my favorite project of the first semester, I loved creating this flyer, I learned a lot on how to work with Adobe and I got to see my work in the halls.
Daisy Does It: Shape Logo Project
I created my logo for a young entrepreneur named Daisy who is looking to help tutor other peers over the telephone. This idea came to life through Mya MacAlease and Samantha Weicht –gotta give credit where credit is due. Daisy needed a logo so she could share her business online in a visually pleasing way. Daisy is a senior in high school and has extra free time throughout the week. With a 4.0 GPA, high SAT and ACT scores Daisy thinks she would be great to help tutor other high school students. But because of her inability to get her license (because she lost her social security card) she must do it over the phone. She decided to create a business called Daisy Does It, or DDI. She has told some people about it at school and gave her number out to many, with business hours Mon-Thurs 4–9 and she only charges $15 dollars per hour. However, no one is calling. She decided she needed to make herself an image, and what better way to do that than through a logo. I created this logo using Canva. Some rules for this assignment were- it HAD to be black and white and it had to be a logo.
The first official digital design project. We were challenged create and email signature. Personally, I had no idea how to create one, but with some online help and the design website Canva, I created one I was quite happy with. I use it when emailing other members of my community and when emailing for research.
DEKA Logo: Element Project 1
This project was assigned to help us understand and to show the elements of design. DEKA has been a club at Huntington North/High for numerous decades and is closing in on a century. However, now no one wants or knows to join the club. Especially after it stopped being a class the 2021-2022 school year. So only a few people are supposed to be doing the work that two or three times the amount of people used to do. While facing these conditions, the DEKA team is still working very hard but does not have the time or resources to complete a logo at this moment. I completed this logo by using Adobe Illustrator.
DEKA Calendar: Element Project 2
DEKA is a club at HNHS and needs help with organization after the last few years of chaos. The club is very behind and needs to have a harsher view of deadlines and hopefully a calendar such as this one will help the club understand the nature of deadlines and how it affects their clubs. I created the line back to the calendar to match the theme of the 22-23 yearbook of a composition notebook. I used Adobe Illustrator to create this piece.
Campus Life Banner: Redesign and Element within the school
This project, we were assigned to redesign a digital design element inside of the school. I chose this campus life banner. Campus Life is a club at my school that has a youth group on Monday nights that incorporate a mix of God, friends, family and fun activities. It is a great club with a mixture of laughter and good times. However, they have a very ugly poster inside the school that looks straight from the late 90s. It does not match their theme or vibe as group at all. So I made my own version of their banner and even created an image of what it would look like on the wall. I created the banner on Adobe Illustrator and created the wall picture on Adobe Photoshop.
For this project, we were tasked to create a shoe design by sketching and looking up ideas and the n designing it on Adobe Illustrator. My inspiration for this shoe comes from FILA shoes and also my own pair of chunky sneakers that I tried to go for a run in and it slowed me down incredibly! I will design my shoes to be made of EVA lightweight material and mostly mesh material for the light weight, with a small layer of rubber and waterproof material such as gore-tex on the bottom and on some small details on the side. The point of this shoe is not only so I can wear a shoe that I enjoy that is chunky, but I can also feel like.I can be active in it and create a combination of style and comfort that will make me feel best.
Layout Design: Yearbook Templates
In this process, I created template layouts for the 2022-23 yearbook. We were given a large chunk of pages that were required to be completed by 4/18. We were given 80 spreads to be finished in one week. This is a lot of pages for a small team that usually grazes ten people on a good day. We tried to give out assignments equally throughout the team to create as many spreads as possible as quickly as possible. And honestly, a lot more work was done then I thought was possible. One of my assignments was to create template that could be used for all of our sports pages. One template that could be mirrored and flipped to create four different templates that all reflect upon each other and make a concise layout that shows the idea that they all relate to sports. I created a first template and then asked my yearbook representative Sarah Burker for some advise. She changed some things to follow our yearbook "rules" and then my template was complete! I was very excited to be able to use this template and work with so many pages. This created the base of a big part of the book and I am excited to see it printed. I also created an intro template, with pictures and writing. I was excited to use this spread because I thought it fit the theme very well. This spread is not official but I really enjoy it and I am proud of myself for creating it. For HNHS DEKA we use a design creator that is called Walsworth, this is a website that is somewhat difficult to use but gives good ideas and layouts that helps the yearbook process come along quicker. I hope to continue learning the tricks and trades of the website and finding more ways to create cool templates that show off cooler stories and pictures.