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1. What were you asked to do?  In this unit we were asked to create a dummy layout for a fortune 500 company of our choosing. 2. How did you respond to what you were asked to do?  I was excited to choose a company outside of something that I normally do because I usually …

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I was really pumped about the unit this week, because I LOVE Canva. For the first time in this class I felt confident about my design abilities. Of course, I do enjoy working with Adobe programs, but Canva makes designing simple, and it never ceases to inspire more ideas/projects that you may have not  considered […]

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I’d like to start out by saying that Canva is my favorite program we’ve used so far. This week I chose my favorite retailer to do social media posts on: Nasty Gal. Nasty Gal is for women 16-25 with edgier styles and their social media pages are killer! They are extremely image based and use …

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This week we were asked to dig into Canva and create social media designs for our chosen company/organization. I decided to go with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (I’m hoping to land an internship there, so fingers crossed).

This was my first time using Canva. I had always heard students talking about the tool but never had reason to try it out. To be frank, I wasn’t enthused about using this tool. I couldn’t possibly think of a reason that Canva would provide me with an experience I could get from Adobe products. I was wrong.

Canva is a great tool, especially for beginning designers, to gain inspiration for their designs. It’s easy and simple. I probably wouldn’t have created some of those designs if I hadn’t opened Canva up. I’m pleased with these designs because I find they’re not overloaded with information, and I think that’s something to steer away from when designing for social media. But, the designs use bright primary colors, and I’m a fan of bright primary colors.

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In Unit 4.1, we were asked to pick a company and make social media designs for them. I reacted well to doing this, because today, many companies use social media to reach their consumers. Designing things like this lets us get a taste of what a real world company would do. I reacted well to … Continue reading “Reflecting on Unit 4.1”

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I’m not going to lie, at first I dreaded this assignment so much. I really hate interviewing people. To be honest, one of the reasons (not the only) I changed my major from journalism is because I hated interviewing people so much. It just wasn’t something I’m good at. As I started this assignment, I… Continue reading Hey, that was kind of fun..

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    I was asked to make four social media posts using Canva, a design website. I was really excited about this project. I have used Canva before,. When I went through the tutorials, I was very excited, because I already knew how to use the program. I got work on my skills with Canva, [Continue]

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For this unit, I was asked to use Canva to make potential social media design posts. The company I chose … More

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For our second design project we were asked to create 4 separate social media designs on Canva about a certain topic. I picked my sorority and made a Facebook cover photo, a Twitter cover photo, a Facebook post about an event and then a Instagram post. I was happy with the design I made and … Continue reading In love with Canva