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Grids serve the purpose of showing where text should go in graphic design. Grids help give designers an idea of where pictures should be, where they should places things so they would look good. Some types of graphic design rely on grids more. Like designing a magazine spread or something. Or designing a pictorial or infographic. Sometimes they use them in brochures and other paper handouts. Some areas of graphic design use it more. Some use it less. It all depends on what they are in.
Typography is important because its the basis of everything thats written. Its used every day. Teachers use it, students use it, everyone uses it. You see it in the media and the newspaper. It can make or break the project. A student for a project just figured out that the USA government could save a ton of money by using a better font and being smart about printing. He showed how his school and every school could save a ton of money if they used a specific text. In the world, through different languages, typography is used. Its part of a design. Graphic designers create new designs all the time for typography.
This picture shows line, by the headboard design. This is in my room. This also shows shape by the stuffed animals. The stuffed animals also show pattern and texture. Pattern by what they look like and texture by what they feel like.
This is one of my drawings and I am always trying to improve my drawings. It shows line and shape. Line by the outline of the heart and the “tails” and the shape by the shape of the heart.
I sell candles and tarts from Jewelry In Candles so I deal with my candles and orders from customers, whenever they order something. I send in the order. This shows color, something very important to design.
Whenever I get time, I play The Binding Of Issac, and this game shows many design concepts. Form, color, shape, line, texture. Form by the characters and items form, color by the game color, shape by the character and items and rooms, line by rooms and items, and texture from the character, item and game itself.
These are some items I deal with daily.
Mojang. My presentation last week was on Mojang and yes, I still would like to work for them but the only experience I have is social media… Maybe one day, if teaching or psychology does not work out. I love the company, how fun they are, how in depth they are with the customers and YouTuber’s and other people, daily. They are funny and ALWAYS working to get the best thing done for Minecraft or the other games. Minecraft is always being updated and that’s amazing in itself. I like graphic design, and design in general. I like design a lot. However, I like psychology more. I like the idea of teaching more. I’ve always liked design though, and how things appeal to the human eye. Or the animal’s eye. The way things look are very important. For example, Minecraft might look like a lot of pixels and blocks.. but it’s not. It’s much more. It’s so detailed and cared for. It’s gorgeous and it’s a world in itself that you fix up to make yourself - or others - happy. I’d love to work for Mojang, but I have no experience yet.
Why is research and planning so important to creating successful graphic design projects? In order to understand your client, you have to do a lot of research to have a good project in mind. Research is the basis of many projects, and research isn’t that hard nowadays. You can do a simple Google search to learn about your client and their history. You also need to talk to your client to understand what they really want done for the project. You need to know the outlines of the project, like timeline, budget, colors, style, everything. You have to ask if they like their previous designs. Research and planning is also important so you know you are doing it “correctly”, as the client wants it. It’s always up to the client unless you have a better idea and then you can research and plan to show them. Research and planning is very important for any project. You have to know your client.
Chapter 3 is graphic design concepts. The first design concept they cover is analogy. An analogy is where you combine two different things that work together for a project. This is used to make a statement normally. People make analogies often, like with the picture you showed us with the smoke stacks made out of water bottles. Or you can use a line like, “Someday, you must cross a bridge.” That is an analogy of getting to another place in life. To move and get on. Another analogy is to. “Stop crying a river.” This means that crying too much is annoying. Sometimes emotions are great but if they happen too much, you need help. The next concept is form. You use and see form every single day. You can see form in a car. Form is used in everything. Form communicates many things. For example, the color white means purity and cleanness. Yellow means friendship. Blue means sadness. Red means anger. All colors mean something. Form normally means something, like analogy. These both are very important. Graphic designers deal with a lot of meaning in a daily setting.
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