My next final project of the semester was for my Web Page Design class, for which we had to design a portfolio website to show our graphic design work, illustrations and web design projects with potential employers and clients. As part of that project, we could design our own logo to use as a design element on our new webpage. I’m so excited to report that I have my very own website now, which I designed from a blank page and did all the coding and programming. It’s so exciting to add web page design to my bag of design tools now.
I want to share my logo with you first because I love how it turned out. I sat down one night with my laptop on my lap, started doodling on the computer, and this is what came out:
I love that it reflects my energy and style as a person and a designer.
It’s great to have my own domain and an online presence for my graphic design and illustration projects.
I plan to keep my blog because I really love this space, so I linked all my online creative endeavors on my new contact page.
I feel lucky to have had a fantastic teacher for my web page design class this semester. I want to jump for joy over everything I learned this semester. Wanna jump with me?!
Anyone up for seeing a class project today? For my Advanced Computer Graphics class, we had to design a logo and tag line for a camp or retreat using Adobe Illustrator. Since I love coffee, I came up with the idea for a Barista Retreat, where you could go to learn how to make latte art. This site was my inspiration.
Here are printouts of my logos that I mounted onto a black presentation board to present to my teacher and class.
After doing thumbnail sketches to explore our ideas, we did a final drawing, scanned it, and drew it using Adobe Illustrator. We had to do a black and white version of our logo and a two-color version.
I also like being able to resize the electronic image to look like an icon.
Next we had to design a few patterns that we could turn into repeating tiles to be printed on things at this pretend camp, such as bed sheets, t-shirts, and mugs. I made over 12 patterns, but here’s a small sampling of some simple patterns to show you.
As you can see, I did a type pattern, a checkerboard pattern to mimic the texture of those cardboard coffee sleeves, steam swirls, and hearts inspired by coffee art.
I was happy with how this project turned out, and I was even happier to receive good feedback from my teacher. Best of all, I’m excited to finally know how to draw in Illustrator and how to make repeating patterns!