BLOG POST 1: MEETS GRADING CRITERIA 3
Research and record the following WITH IMAGES in a Blog Post:
- Logo Designs for freelancers
- At least 3 bios by freelance photographer/graphic designers
- At least 5 different examples of promotional material
For each record your thoughts on the designs
BLOG POST 2: MEETS GRADING CRITERIA 3
1. FIND AN ARTISTS BIO THAT YOU LIKE WHOM IS RELATED TO YOUR FIELD OF WORK.
2. COPY AND PASTE THEIR BIO WITH A LINK TO THEIR WEBSITE
3. WRITE A MINIMUM OF 150 WORDS FOCUSSING ON THE FOLLOWING:
- What is their intent?
- Is it effective? Why/Why Not?
- What do you like about their Bio?
- Could you write your bio in a similar way?
BLOG POST 3: RESPONSE AND REFLECTION
You are tasked with writing in a blog post on what sort of font(s) will best reflect you when creating your logo, or designing your promotional material. You can list specific fonts, but I want you to indicate certain stylistic features (eg Serif, Sans, Bold etc…)
Remember that when creating a brand identity and planning a promotional campaign it is important to stay consistent. Therefore having a set of rules in your design concept will make it easier when you are designing the variety of material you have been tasked to create.
The following websites will help as a starting point to referencing certain fonts, and the psychology around them.
You are welcome to find your own point of reference.
BLOG POST 4: IMAGE SELECTION/POLLDADDY
In this assignment you have been tasked with selecting images that best reflect the aims of your campaign. Essentially you will be curating these images in your “Online Gallery”. As this is just a quick introduction to you, your skills and abilities, it is better to be succinct then to give your viewers too much.
For example if you want to display photo retouching skills, perhaps you need to just have one example for each type, instead of multiple images of the same technique.
If you are showing landscape photography, then having multiple images of the same location would be less advisable then a single image from different locations under different lighting.
The best advice is to get feedback on the images that you are selecting from to narrow down to your best set.
I recognize that you may not have gotten to this point yet, however you are tasked to create a blog post in which you display your images that you are narrowing down, and the get feedback on those.
Using WordPress you will need to create multiple polls that will help you to narrow down your choices.
To create an in-document poll you need to enable the poll daddy plug in if you are using WordPress. If not you will need to create a poll daddy account and embed on your site. LINK TO POLL DADDY
BLOG POST 5: USING CANVA
I want you to try out a few different designs to help you to start thinking about your own promos that you will be developing. You can find the design software I want you to try here: https://www.canva.com/
They will need to be posted in a blog post, maybe with a blurb about the intent