Week 6: Design

This week we explored the concept of design in digital storytelling. I really enjoyed it, a lot more than other weeks so far. I downloaded Affinity Designer, and got the hang of how to work the program pretty easily.

I started this week out with my daily creates, linked here : http://sarasciulla.com/dailycreate/daily-creates-week-6/

I liked the design daily creates the most, especially the one that asked what the meaning of life was. I agree with John Lennon’s quote, and really enjoy the Beatles, so I decided to use that as my Daily Create.

Next, I created the #OER poster, here:

http://sarasciulla.com/assignments/open-culture/

I took a really long time (probably three hours) choosing the background, font, and learning about the conference OER is holding to make an educated statement in the poster, “promoting a culture of openness”. It probably shouldn’t have taken me that long to create, but I really enjoyed the process! Making this poster helped realize how much I love graphic design.

I tweeted my poster to OER, and it got about 12 retweets! I was so proud.

Next, I created one story, four icons, worth 3 stars:

http://sarasciulla.com/assignments/design/one-story-four-icons/

I did this with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as that’s my favorite movie out of my favorite series.

I then created my Minimalist Movie Poster, here, worth 3 1/2 stars:

http://sarasciulla.com/assignments/design/minimalist-movie-poster/

This was especially fun because I used a very complicated movie, Mr. Nobody, to use as the minimalist poster. Although it was hard to choose just one concept to use to represent the entire movie, I thought intertwining arrows was the best option. This is because the movie is all about choice, which Nemo (the main character) believes rules his life.

The last design post I did, was Recover A Classic, was worth 4 1/2 stars:

http://sarasciulla.com/assignments/design/recover-a-classic-catcher-in-the-rye/

I really enjoyed creating a new cover for the classic, The Catcher In The Rye. This is one of my favorite novels, and I enjoyed being able to put my own twist on the cover.

The next thing I did was the Design Blitz, which I really enjoyed! Linked here:

http://sarasciulla.com/assignments/design/design-blitz/

I read and reviewed The Vignelli Cannon, which I found profoundly helpful towards the design community, linked here:

http://sarasciulla.com/assignments/design/read-and-reflect-on-the-vignelli-canon/

 

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