Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Design Creating Process

When I am first given a new project ideas start going through my head as the brief is being explained, not necessarily good ones but they are starting to be had. Before the brief is even fully shared I may start to do quick thumbnails or at least jot down ideas in writing. After the brief is fully completed and free time is given, this is when my worst quality kicks in, I seem to need a break from all the "hard work" I have already done and check my social media sites as well as my email, in other words procrastinate. This then leads to a bit of distraction and maybe even ideas lost along the way, but also a few found. After a couple days of working on other remaining for the week, I then glace back at the project assigned. I might talk to friends and family about ideas and ask for thoughts and opinions, this can be an advantage or a disadvantage, so be careful who you talk to.

After the process has occurred I then start working on my project. This could mean by creating more refined thumbnails. I find this gives me the structure I need in order to start working with illustrator or photoshop. If I run into a problem along the way I usually attempt to solve it by taking a break. What I have noticed as a designer, especially as an artist or even in life, is when you come to a problem that really seems to tick you off the best thing to do is step back. When you come back to your situation, you are in a better mind set and have a whole new perspective. However, if this does not work when designing the next step I take is to again research the internet or inspiring ideas I have collected and saved into a folder on my Mac. Hopefully my problem is solved and I can actually get some of that stuff designers never seem to get - sleep.

Design is...

This weeks blog was to post our own definition of what design is, so here it goes.

Design is a skill, rather than a talent (design is intentional), that applies creativity toward a project that is either new or improving and influenced by others or someone.

This is what I believe design is based on what I know and what our class discussed in week 2. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

About Me

Well hello,
As you probably already know my name is Michelle Willson and I am currently in my 4th semester of Graphic Design at Humber College. I originally came from London, Ont. where I was mostly interested in art and creating with my hands. But as we all know and absolutely love, to be an artist these days pays less then welfare. Unless you're really well known or dead. And this is how I became interested in Graphic Design. Over the last year and a half I have actually really enjoyed most of your programs and can see myself working in this style industry, therefor I guess everything works out in the end.

I am excited this semester's use of blogging because I think it is a great way to voice all of our opinions to a deeper thought and more honest. I think this will be very interesting as well as allow me to get familiar with more media uses.

Hope everyone enjoys my blogs