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1. What were you asked to do? In this unit, we were asked to create social media designs for a company or an organization. 2. How did you respond to what you were asked to do? I was excited to create designs for an organization in a field I hope to work in, so I …

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For this assignment, we were asked to make social media posts for a company via canva. I have to say, I like this platform so much better than Photoshop and InDesign! It is so much easier to use and you can look like a pro with little experience. However, this could hinder creativity (although, I’m… Continue reading Much better..

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This week, we learned how to use Canva, a design website which offers easy tools to build your own content. And by easy I mean real easy. Compared to Photoshop and InDesign, this website makes designing a matter of minutes and the result always looks very professional, as if you spent hours crafting your piece. […]

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As I neared toward the final stage of my direct mailers, Photoshop became more familiar (I think I’ll always favor InDesign, but Photoshop does offer more tools). I felt stuck with layouts, not knowing how to switch things up, and having a set of chosen images, textures, logos, etc. was a challenge. But, I enjoyed getting to play with design elements I may not have touched previously.

I’m realizing that I’m starting to push past my bubble of comfort with design, but I definitely have more strides to take this semester. Growth doesn’t happen over night, I realize that, but I do hope that with enough patience and practice I can break that bubble.

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This second design project challenged me to establish two different, but related audiences and create direct mailers for them in relation to the University of Oklahoma and what this great school has to offer. I was to completely dissect the psyche of each audience and decide what their needs were. With this information, I was […]

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So over the last few weeks, we were asked to design two direct mailers for OU Recruitment services. My first one was awful, let me tell ya. However, I became a little more familiar with photoshop as I played with it. That being said, when I was trying to perfect them basing off of Croom’s… Continue reading Definitely not an expert

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    Over the last few weeks I have been working on some direct mailers for the University of Oklahoma’s Recruitment Services. I was really excited for this project. I decided to write my two mailers for concurrent students and their parents. I was a concurrent student at OU in Spring 2016. I did not [Continue]

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We were asked to complete our direct mailer designs on behalf of OU recruitment services. I responded well to completing this work, because I really felt like I had a good start, and used the comments we received to shape my final design to exactly how I wanted it. I reacted well to designing these … Continue reading “Reflecting on Lesson 3.3”