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If you’d like to see some snippets of my design workflow, check out my freshly uploaded project on Behance now! ūüôā

Presenting on Behance- Tips

Behance is a trendy and exciting place to view design projects from all over the world. One of its rich features is the ability to choose between viewing finished projects and works in progress. Be sure to research these types of Behance successes to lean more projects toward a place where passersby will stop and pay attention to your work.

<a title=" Tips from Behance on the qualifications to be "feature worthy" href="http://blog.behance.net/teamblog/behance-curates-what-makes-a-project-feature-worthy&quot;

 

Mock-up presentation

Acts of Light logo project

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Project: Acts of Light logo design

Lizzy, a theatre student and beginning play director, wanted a logo to represent her new community theater group , Acts of Light. The logo would brand t-shirts, fliers, and posters with a memorable visual of the theatre.

¬†The first step in this project was a phone interview, in which we talked about the needs, design goals, and overall mood of the desired logo. The client didn’t have any strong preferences, and left the design work to me. She did want the logo to be family-friendly and appealing.

¬†After determining client goals, the research and sketching process began, as I dug through pictures and inspiration, I found curtains, masks, and stage lights as reoccurring images of ‚Äúthe theatre‚ÄĚ Using these, images, I presented first mockups to the client. Lizzy’s optimism and focus as the leader of her theatre was apparent, as she liked all the options, but quickly picked an image of a stage light as her favorite. The chosen mock-up progressed through a series of revisions in design, and color. This client relationship was a treat, as her design directions and mine lined up. We progressed through the revision and polishing quickly, and ended with a beautiful, unique logo that really reflects the simple, friendly vibe of her theater. The client Lizzy was happy, I was happy, and her new theatre group just finished its debut production, with the new logo securely in place. ¬†¬†

My first design conference!

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Being a student, and a member of AIGA, I felt it was a smashing idea to jump on board with the design happenings in Minneapolis this fall. So, on the very last day for cheaper registration, I bought myself a ticket.

Professors I’ve listened to have often emphasize the importance of networking, but it’s difficult as a student to make the time. ¬†However, this design conference will give me the opportunity to meet successful professionals, learn about trends, and maybe look for companies that would likely have a great work atmosphere when I’m job searching next year.

Read this article for the multiple benefits of attending conferences in your field.

http://designshack.net/articles/inspiration/7-reasons-to-attend-design-conferences/

People and cities- we’re photographing it all.

It’s interesting; I’m finding that the field of art still relies on patrons, therefore, design is equally about making good art and creating good relationships.

 

Yesterday, K, our supervisor, and I went downtown to visit the city and take pictures. ¬†Our day was filled with interesting interaction, unexpected and sometimes undesired, but valuable. ¬†You can see some of our pictures soon by visiting K’s site at¬†https://www.facebook.com/KierstenFienningPhotography.