Friday, April 17, 2009

Website Update

Howdy ya'll, just an update as to where I am in making my site. I have a better layout, I made it in Illustrator, then exported it into Photoshop and used the slice tool to place it in Dreamweaver. The slice tool is god's gift to web designers. I makes creating a layout so much easier! Now I'll be working on filling the site out, adding content, and organizing the galleries. Any suggestions are welcome! (And finally the weather is getting nice!)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Mood Board

This is a mood board. We had to make one for class. You pick 16 colors that you feel match you well, then three of your best designs, that show who you are as a designer. And then 10 adjectives that describe you, and images that also represent you. It was fun making it, you all should try one too!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Building A Website

Hello, hope everyone is having a nice Easter weekend. This is a link to the website I am making in class. It isn't much, but it took a while to figure out how to do this much, lol. Though I think I am starting to get the hang of it, Dreamweaver is a great program and I recommend it to anyone wanting to do web design. We're using a domain we get from school for free, but I definitely want to get my own, any ideas as to a good domain host site? I know there are some that aren't that expensive.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Brooks Ad 3

Here is a third Brooks Running ad for the MOGO Biodegradable sole. It is fun posting them on the Zooppa site, so far I have been getting good comments, and it is fun being able to follow other people's designs. I started my Interactive Portfolio class Monday, and it is going to be some work. I'll be basically making a website portfolio for myself, so it should be fun, but all that html stuff confuses me!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Another Brooks Ad

Here is another idea for the Brooks Running Shoe ad.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What Can Your Sneakers Grow?

Greetings to you all! Well we are about 60% moved to the downstairs, we have a few more rooms to completely clear, and then we have to clean upstairs really good and paint some walls. The new tenet moves in on the 20th. And my next class starts on monday, so having some extra time this week I finally started working on some things for this really cool website. It is called Zooppa and its a site that various companies come to with ideas for products, and members of the site can design video, print, and banner ads for them.
What you do is create a profile, and then look through the various competitions going on, and if you see one that sparks your creative juices, design something, and upload it. Once your ad is uploaded, everyone can see it, and vote on it. The more votes you get, the higher in rank it moves up. Once the competition ends, the ads with the highest rankings get Zooppa bucks. Once you reach 1,000 Zooppa bucks, you can transform it into dollars. So if you get 1,000 Zooppa bucks, you get $1,000. Ofcourse it is not a given that you will even win anything, and prizes range in amount, the company also awards ads that they may like that the rest of the community didn't. I think this is a great site, it gives you a project brief, just like working with a real client, and it also connects you with other designers, and you get to see some great minds at work.
I entered my first competition today, for Brooks Running Shoes. They have a new product called BioMoGo, the first-ever biodegradable running shoe midsole. -"BioMoGo’s microbial munch rate is a staggering 50 times faster, biodegrading nutrients into reusable byproducts within 20 years! That means that within 20 years time, Brooks alone will save 29.9 million pounds of landfill waste." - So I created this print ad, featuring the Cascadia 4 running shoe. I took a picture from a XC race of myself, and made it into a flower person. So the idea is once the sneaker degrades, what will grow from it? Maybe a running flower person? The competition goes until May 7th, and you can submit as many ads as you want, I definately want to do some more, any ideas...?