Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Amortenia Wine Label

Assignment: Design a wine bottle label.

     So originally, I planed to design a label with a clock hands set to show 5 o'clock and no numbers just a wine glass where the 5 should be. The company would be called "it's 5 o'clock somewhere". But than as I began designing it I was thinking I wanted the clock to have the center cut out and show the wine through it, and I wanted bling on it, and this and that. Well my ideas where getting out of control. So I scrapped that idea for now. I'll come back to it when I have some free time. Right now I need to get this project done. I was watching Harry Potter and the love potion part came on. My wheels started turning. So I created Amortentia Love Potion Wine. Amortentia is actually a love potion from Harry Potter. Its the most powerful love potion. (Huge Harry Potter fan, can you tell?) Anyways, I used both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop for this project. I love how it turned out.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What makes a good portfolio?

     A good portfolio is one that is clear, concise, and convincing. Since the purpose of a portfolio is to serve as a visual resume. Therefore, your portfolio should be a reflection of you as a designer, without being a scrapbook for every project you have ever completed. The portfolio should have ten to fifteen samples of work that best represents you design style at the given time. That way you do not over load perspective employers or clients, but at the same time, you still can show that you have done a good amount of design work. A strong portfolio also authentic and memorable.

Back to Design

     Summer break is over, and I'm back in class. This month I am taking Applied Multimedia, which is a portfolio building class. I am really looking forward to building a strong portfolio. I made one several months ago for a job interview, but to be honest it was weak and lacking in material. Which is probably why I didn't get the position. Or it could have been that I only had one semester worth of experience in graphic design at the time as well. Either way, building a strong portfolio will definitely assist with securing employment in the future.
      This month we will be building 3 types of portfolios. Print, online, and creative. As well as, completing four interviews. Two with student services, and 2 where we actually do the interviewing of a designer actually in the field. Should be interesting.