Weekly Summary, Week 6

Another week, another lesson, this time in Design. It was a pretty interesting week, since I’ve never thought about design before now. I learned a lot, I think, although in the end I’d have to say that design? Not really my thing. But it’s always fun to try new things, and I think I’ll be able to appreciate stuff like this a little more in the future.

How well do you feel you completed this week’s assignments? What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy the most? What did you learn?
I think I was way more interested in the assignments than I was in reflections and stuff like that. I find it easier to learn things hands-on, and with how busy and rainy this week was, it was hard for me to focus on reading things and such. But I feel that the assignments I did turned out really well, and I was actually very proud of a few of them.

I also learned that design is extremely difficult, and that it takes a lot of discipline and knowing what exactly you’re doing to be good at it. Previously I thought it was just simply creating a logo, but it is absolutely much more than that.

What would you do differently? What questions to you have?
I think I would have tried to focus a bit more on learning more about design. I feel like I was too excited by the assignments to really pay attention to the important things, and I’m sure that shows in my work, unfortunately.

What are some of the larger issues surrounding your work? Cultural/Societal implications?
I wouldn’t go so far as to say my work is at all important in the world, but it definitely reflects what I understand to be design. Having never done anything with design before, it’s not as consistent in quality and appearance as a professional’s might be. I tend to jump around in style in almost every aspect of creativity in my life.

Work this Week:
DesignBlitz
Vignelli Canon
Assignments (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (total: 15.5)
Love at First Shot
Daily Creates

Radio Show Work:

This week was a little difficult; I think a lot of people in my group, including myself, are very busy about this time in the semester, so it was a while before we heard from everybody.

But, we’ve started to solidify our theme of “Wacky History”, a look into different objects and how they were created or evolved over time. And Rachel made an incredibly perfect logo that I think really reflects the kind of show we’re thinking about doing.

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