Thursday, May 1, 2014


It's the end of the semester. Again. It just keeps happening this way, in that funny little way that time works. And since it's the end of the semester, it can only mean one thing. FINALS!
Finals are upon us, and in some cases, behind us. The final assignment for this Digital Foundations class was to, wait for it, document things digitally!
Oodles upon oodles of fun. Of course it is.
Luckily enough for me, I actually had a little bit of prior knowledge from working with InDesign in the past. Granted, it had been in the past, and I had forgotten most things. As a big fan of trial and error myself, I set off on a grand adventure to figure out the inner workings of this program.
After about five hours and two scratched files later I finally got the hang of it all.
First step in making this book: gather all past assignments.
Now this is harder than it looks. To begin with, you have to remember what all you managed to do in the first place. And that is a chore in and of itself. After that, you actually have to find them. Thank god we had to keep a blog.
After all those steps of one, it was just a simple matter of adding in text here, deleting everything there, crying in the corner for a bit, eating an entire box of donuts, and then BAM here we are. Like magic.
Or technology as some people call it. But we all know what it really is.

Here are some of the pages from my book:

Makin' the Photoshop things

Our last project in Digital Foundations is to do whatever we want! WhooHoo! So of course I couldn't think of anything to do right? Eventually out of necessity I decided to just go ahead and recreate my 2D final in photoshop. However, considering the fact that I had enough trouble just making one version of that project, I decided to ditch that idea.
Instead, I decided to go with something not only less time consuming, but also useful! Business cards! Are you pumped cause I'm pumped. I'm designing my very own business cards.
After having worked for a while on my final digital portfolio in InDesign, and having come up with a color scheme and layout that I was rather fond of if I do say so myself, I decided that I would make my business cards reflect that as well.
This ended up being what I came up with!