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La Navidad mexicana es una celebración del cumpleaños de Jesucristo; sin embargo, a diferencia de la Navidad tradicional, la Navidad mexicana suele durar un mes y se considera una de las celebraciones católicas más singulares del mundo. Los orígenes de la Navidad en México se remontan al siglo dieciséis. En ese momento, los misioneros católicos llegaron a las colonias españolas en México y comenzaron a difundir la religión católica y el cristianismo, así como diversas festividades, como la Navidad. Después de siglos, la Navidad mexicana se ha convertido en una experiencia única, y es necesario que experimentes la forma mexicana de celebrar el cumpleaños de Jesucristo. La Navidad en México ocurre todos los años durante el mes de diciembre. El inicio de las celebraciones navideñas comienza el 12 de diciembre y termina el 6 de enero. Una de las celebraciones más populares, Las posadas, comienza el 16 de diciembre y termina el 24 de diciembre. Después de la Nochebuena, las celebraciones no terminarán hasta el 6 de enero. Durante este período, las familias continuarán celebrando la Navidad en sus hogares con piñatas y tamales. Las posadas comienzan el 16 de diciembre, se trata de una celebración donde familiares, amigos y extraños se juntan para recrear “María y José”. Luego los niños saldrán de la puerta para preguntar si hay una “posada”. Esta es fundamentalmente una de las partes más cruciales de la Navidad mexicana y tiene un significado religioso en la cultura mexicana. Durante las posadas, los niños y adultos que asistan al festival se disfrazarán con ropa que se asemeja a las representaciones religiosas de la historia de “María y José”. con celebraciones como esta, realmente me gustaría que pudieras experimentar esto por ti mismo cuando vengas a México. La Navidad mexicana es una parte fundamental de la cultura mexicana cristiana e hispana y refleja la religión oficial de México. La Navidad mexicana es muy similar a la Navidad convencional en todo el mundo. La Navidad mexicana, al igual que la Navidad convencional, tiene árboles de Navidad, Nochebuena, adornos navideños y Papá Noel. Dudo que puedas notar la diferencia entre la Navidad mexicana y la Navidad convencional en la víspera de Navidad y dudo que olvides la diferencia una vez que la experimentes. En conclusión, si desea experimentar esta impresionante celebración por sí mismo, dudo que pueda detenerlo.

Logo Design

Client Name: Colored Water™
Background: Colored Water™ is an American energy drinks manufacturer that sells its drinks internationally and relies heavily on social media promotions
Audience : The drinks company’s audience are mostly male between the ages of 13-23 (75%), and female 15-21 (25%). The audience is also interested in:
  1. Social media
  2. Social media
  3. Fashion
  4. Relevancy
Context: Colored Water™ requires a logo for social media promotions, drink logos, and hoodies and t-shirts.
Key words: trendy, energetic, powerful, humorous, contemporary.

    Illustrator Tutorial


What challenges did you face?
Throughout the tutorial videos, the most prominent challenge for me was the use of the pen tool when creating arches and curvature. The pen tool allows for precision accurate adjustment and creation of perfect arches for different logo designs, however, the complexity in the pen points throughout the tutorial threw me off a bit. The pen tool will often not, create arches or curves larger or wider than I had in mind, this created a big problem during the recreation of the “waves” logo decal.


What tips do you hope to remember for future use?

Certainly, one of the most important tips for me to remember is the use of the brush and pencil tools, as in some instances, using the pen tool could prove to be challenging, especially when trying to create more complex abstract “flow” shapes. Additionally, the placement of the arch dots for the pen tool would also be an important factor when creating clear and symmetrical shapes.


How can you use some of these techniques in your design?

For my design, I would incorporate the use of merging shapes and shape shading, as my design is a modern contemporary styled design which would require precision tools such as merging and shading.


What are the Strengths and Weaknesses of Adobe Illustrator?

The logo I created on the right was planned and pieced together using Adobe illustrator. Judging from my experience creating my bookmark and this logo design, I can safely say that the multiple strengths of illustrator are its ability to create and design different types of geometric shapes with an optimal level of precision and accuracy. Illustrator allows me to morph different shapes and lines with complete smoothness and gives off a very abstract and clean look. Illustrator also provides every shape and object on the screen with x and y axis coordinates to further enhance placement accuracy. However, some of its weaknesses are the fact it limits my creative ability when creating more complex and non-linear shapes. while Illustrator does possess non-linear “free-draw” tools such as pen, pencil, and brush tools, the software often times will “auto-correct” my lines and edges or smoothen some shapes when I didn’t want it to.


What are the Strengths and Weaknesses of Procreate?

The logo on right is the logo created from procreate. After spending over 30 hours on procreate, I can believe that procreate is much more creativity-friendly software to use compared to Illustrator. In Procreate, the software allows for a more free-style and creative design language, as the pen tools and different pen sizes and textures allow for a much more vibrant and nonlinear drawing such as portraits, animals, and objects with great efficiency. However, the weaknesses of Procreate is its lack of precision. I often find myself trying to center my drawing on the page, but with the lack of x and y axis coordinates and precision accurate movement systems, my final designs in Procreate will often need an edit in another illustration software like Adobe. But, in the end, I find myself liking Procreate more since there’s also an option to edit geometric shapes that would be beneficial to my logo theme.


50 Designs + 3 Chosen Designs


My original starting logos were all created on Procreate, I then transferred them onto illustrator for the final editing and finishing touches.

The designs in Procreate were only just rough sketches and base designs, after I import them to illustrator via tiff file, that’s when I could edit them with precision tools in the software to create my final design.

This is my screenshot of the 11 different variations of design that I have selected to use for my final logo design. for all of these designs, I’ve used a variety of different illustrator tools to piece together my designs such as color invert, shapes, ellipticals, layering, shading, cropping, expand, brush and pen tools, text, etc. I’ve incorporated multiple ideas of abstract designs, to more industrial and classic designs, as well as my favorite “cartoony” designs. My target audience is mainly young people and teenagers, and with an eye-catching abstract and modern design, it would be effective at enticing my audience both in stores and social media platforms. From my 11 designs, I’ve taken multiple inspirations of high-end fashion icons, such as the Rolex logo with its distinct crown design, and I’ve attempted to create a design with a heavy influence of modern high-end fashion brands, as well as the Rolex styled design with my “W” crown across most of my designs. However, in the end, I believed that such designs that are inspired by contemporary fashion brands are derivative of my original design mission of a trendy and energetic energy drink logo.


Color Invert: For my design, in order to change the color of my design without having to disrupt or completely paint over my initial design, I utilized the “Invert Color” tool to instantly change the color of my design to my desired one, and using various brightness and noise sliders in the color option menu, I achieved my desired outcome.



Shapes: I utilized multiple ellipticals (circles) and utilized the expand tool to modify them to piece together the black “W” logo in my design


Layering: by utilizing different layers, I was able to organize my design into multiple layers of shading to create the distinct background design of the “CW” logo.


Cropping: By utilizing cropping, I was able to shed off excess pieces of my elliptical shapes that was extruding onto other parts of my design.


Brush and Pen tools: These 2 tools enabled me to make small and important changes to my design as I could use the different brush and pen sizes to touch up and fix small mistakes in my design, such as gaps and lines.

Final Chosen Design:

Based on the feedback that I had acquired from my classmates, I have made multiple improvements to my final design idea. My classmates had suggested that I use more warm and eye-catching colors to stand out, however, I realized that this would not be the best course of action since most if not all energy drinks on the market feature some sort of exaggerated and excess logo and drink designs, I believe that this approach to my logo design would be lost in the hoard of energy drinks at stores if my product were to ever be placed side by side with other drinks. Instead, I’ve utilized and semi-bright green with different layers of shading using illustrator to create a unique cold-colored design that would stand out from the crowd, coupled with a white background or white drink can design, my design could be interpreted as an abstract piece of logo design that would differentiate itself from more conventional energy drink designs on the market.




Based on the age and type of my target audience, I believe that my final logo design for the energy drinks company, “Colored Water” is an excellent fit.  The focal point of my logo is clearly the two big letters in the center of the page, “CW”, which is an acronym for “Colored Water”. By doing this, it conforms to a modern and abstract styled logo like “BMW” or “LV”. Using shadowing and layers, I’ve created this unique effect around the edges of the “CW”, creating a slight feeling of depth in order to catch the audience’s attention and attract them to my product. By utilizing a green hue and neon color in the “C” design, it creates an aesthetically pleasing attraction and contrasts with the background, as well as the rest of the logo. The reason for choosing the green design was to also act as an homage to the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” logo. This is due to the fact that most if not all of my target audience are within the ages of 15-25, and judging by the popularity of the show in relation to the ages of my audience members, most if not all of my targeted audience have seen this show, and by creating a logo that pays homage to the show, it could attract my targeted audience better and will entice them to become long-term consumers through nostalgia.  Knowing this, I made an effort to try and mimic the text font of the show as well as the color combo+some of my own designs.




For my final mockup design, due to technical issues, I was not able to export my mockups as a PSD file, and instead, I’ve submitted screenshots to compensate. I utilized the “Transform Perspective” on all of my mockup designs as an alternative to the original design process due to technical issues. Here are my mockups:


Final Reflection:


In conclusion, I believe that I had done a great job conforming to my target audience and the purpose of the product. the strengths of my design are undoubtedly my usage of illustrator and my design style that is both aesthetically pleasing, and functional. However, my weaknesses in this project are definitely my lack of knowledge of more advanced illustrator tools, this had ultimately hindered my ability to create a logo to my best of my ability, and on top of that, the time constraints of this project had forced me to rush certain steps and did not fully complete them to my best of ability. If I could have done this project again, I would certainly plan things out more effectively and do more research on Illustrator and not just rely on procreate.


Bookmark Design: Scale and Shape

What is the role of elements and principles in graphic design?

The role and of elements and principles in graphic design is to establish the building blocks or aspects of creation for pieces of designs. Each element and principle reflect on a technique or style that would be crucial in most, if not all pieces of graphic/digital design.

What is the task?

The task for this project is to create 2 unique pieces of simplistic artistic bookmark designs that utilize the specific elements and principles that we were assigned during class. Each element and principle could only be assigned to no more than 2-3 individuals, ensuring that at the end of the project we would have a gallery of every single element and principle of graphic design bookmark on display.

Bookmark 1 (Shape): Scuderia Ferrari

Shape in graphic design is the element in which shapes are used to create and express different meanings and emotional themes that are associated with the design. In most instances, shapes are used to express a variety of abstract forms and ideas through design, but in some cases can also depict realistic graphics and designs.

For my design, I decided to use shapes to portray a real-life livery design for 1960s Ferraris. The iconic horizontal blue-white Scuderia racing livery for the Ferrari 250 GT SWB is one of the most prominent and historic designs in racing history. Combined with my passion for cars, I’ve decided to use a blend of circles and rectangles to recreate the livery in illustrator.

The design features a long consecutive rectangle shape that spans the whole width of the canvas, painted in white with a blue contrasting background. Then I utilized a white painted circle and placed it in the center of the canvas, using a combination tool to infuse the rectangle and circle together, then swiftly added 2 additional black rectangles in the circle which represents the rally number of the racing livery. additionally, I’ve added a classic Ferrari Scuderia symbol on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, using a variety of color matching rectangles.

The strength of this piece was that the colors and shapes definitely complemented each other perfectly, with visually aesthetic pleasing contrast between the blue-ish purple and white with the yellow symbol. however, a weakness is that I feel as if I lack enough shapes in the design that would further elevate the piece. but instead, it falls a bit short and there are lots of negative space on the bottom that could’ve been utilized a bit better.

Bookmark 2 (Scale): Eye in Sky

Scale in graphic design often relates to how an artistic piece of object is proportionally abnormal in comparison to real-life objects in the art or photos. For instance, when we are told what a cherry and a spoon would look like, many would assume it to be very small and insignificant, however, when we include objects that we perceive as being big and prominent in real life (such as trees, houses, etc.) in the same photo/art, the once perceived small objects then develops an abnormal scale perception.

For my piece of design, I employed a black backdrop with white objects to emphasize the importance of the objects I will be displaying. by using a cluster of white rectangles of all shapes and sizes, I laid them all on the bottom of the bookmark, creating a perception of a city or town. In order to establish scale in this piece, I used multiple circles to create an eye above the city. due to our perception of cities being big and eyes being small in comparison, the huge eye in proportion to the city has a scaling effect on the viewer, creating an abnormal scale perception. the reason for choosing an eye instead of anything else is to establish an additional theme of perception.

A strength that this design has is the perfect blend of contrasting colors of white and black, which emphasizes the importance of the objects I displayed. the layout of the cities gave a perfect place for the eye by placing tall and bulky skyscrapers to the left and smaller buildings to the right, which eliminates unwanted negative space and is visually appealing. however, a clear weakness that I have is the fact that this piece of artwork is heavily inspired by other pieces of “Scale” artwork. an area for improvement in the future would be to improve on my creativity.

Feedback Reflection:

After reviewing feedback of my 2 bookmarks, I have decided that the 2nd bookmark will remain untouched, as it communicates scale effectively without losing any aesthetic appeal. the 1st bookmark, on the other hand, I decided that I would want to add additional shapes, lines, waves, and symbols to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the design, as well as, giving off an Italian theme.

X Design Persona Poster

My inspiration:

What is design?

Design is like solving a problem. A client, person, or group will oftentimes come to a designer with a problem in hand, and it is up to the designer to solve that problem to his/her’s fullest potential.

What inspires me about design?

Designing can be interpreted as art. It allows a designer to think creatively while simultaneously restricting one’s creative nature with realistic limitations (ex. space, budget, specified requirements).

What are my favorite design examples?

My favorite design is automotive design. Automotive design combines the artistic genius of a designer whiles simultaneously working in perfect sync with the science and ingenuity of an automobile.

Who are my favorite designers?

It’s hard to say what my “favorite” designers are since my design interest is spread pretty widely, but an exceptionally talented designer that I would consider to be my favorite would be the legendary automotive designer; Frank Stephenson. Frank Stephenson has contributed to the automotive industry with innovative and iconic designs such as The Mclaren P1, Ford Escort RS Cosworth, the Fiat 500, Modern Mini Cooper, Ferrari F430, Ferrari FXX, Maserati MC12, BMW X5, and the Mclaren 720s.

Me as a designer:

What’s my most memorable experience designing (or creating) something? Why?

For me, the most memorable experience that I had when designing anything was the sense of ‘abandonment’. To me, finishing or submitting a piece of art or design that I enthusiastically created, felt as if I gave up on the project at hand, and I did not fully “finish”.

What would I like to get better at doing as a designer? (Eg drawing, presenting, digital design, fabrication, photo-editing, sharing, collaborating, etc)

I personally would like to learn how to use photoshop and digital photo editing tools since this is the first time that I was ever given this opportunity.

What do already do pretty well? (Eg drawing, presenting, digital design, fabrication, photo-editing, sharing, collaborating, etc)

I personally see myself pretty good at 3D modeling and design tools and fabrication software.

Portrait Inspiration:

Who created the portrait and how?

This was designed and created by Alessandro Pautasso. Given the fact that no specific information has been provided as to how this piece of art was created, my best guess is that this was a semi-abstract oil painting, with overlapping and contrasting colors. From the sharpness and how rigid some of these pieces are, my best guess is that the artist also either created this piece on a digital editing software or had the assistance of digital editing software.

How would you describe the portrait style? What does it tell you about the person?

This portrait utilizes a sense of abstraction and symbolism in the form of geometric shapes that make up the person’s face and features as well as color choice and contrast. From the shattered look and style of portrait, it symbolizes the personality of the person is made up of multiple pieces in different shapes and sizes, and the vibrant color choice, as well as color contrast, really reflects on the diversity and creativity of the person it is depicting as well as the artist’s style.

What design elements can you identify (line, color, texture, shape, tone, form)?

As stated above, the author utilized color contrast, vibrant colors, geometric shapes in the form of a face to symbolize a person’s character and personality, as well as reflecting on the artist’s creativity.

What do you like about each example and how might it work for your self-portrait?

This would be a very good inspiration since I would be using digital illustration software, geometric shapes and abstract forms would be relatively easy to achieve and would give my design personality and would make it stand out.

Who created the portrait and how?

This piece was created by Ali Kiani. Judging by the roughness and overlapping of colors in this portrait, I would guess that this was hand-painted on a piece of blank canvas and later scanned into a digital copy.

How would you describe the portrait style? What does it tell you about the person?

This portrait to me is considered a very classical and traditional way of presenting a portrait. The author clearly used brushes and other painting tools to create layers of texture with the help of color choice. The author of this piece clearly wanted to emphasize the importance of the main figure, and intentionally painted the scenery and people in the backshot with little detail, only highlighting the vague silhouette of certain objects in the back to establish presence of the main figure in the painting.

What design elements can you identify (line, color, texture, shape, tone, form)?

As stated above, this piece used texture, color, and depth to establish the classical artistic theme of this piece and emphasize the importance of the main figure. the lack of detail of objects and people in the backshot of the portrait really exemplifies this point, as you could barely make out the silhouette of certain objects in the backshot.

What do you like about each example and how might it work for your self-portrait?

If I decide to employ a very rough and traditional painting styled portrait, I could use the inspiration from this piece and how it used texture as well as depth of field to present a subject.

Who created the portrait and how?

This piece was created by Marcus pinder. Given the fact that no information is given regarding as to how this piece was made, my guess is that this was created using digital editing software, due to how detailed and high resolution this piece is presented in, and how some of the splashes of paint and dots look somewhat artificial.

How would you describe the portrait style? What does it tell you about the person?

Based on the style of this portrait, I can tell that this person is very creative and most likely young. This portrait was made in a pop art style fashion popular among youths and would suggest that the artist associates himself as a youthful person.

What design elements can you identify (line, color, texture, shape, tone, form)?

This piece utilizes digital editing software to create a very vibrant and smooth textured portrait. the splashes of what looks to be paint and classical dotting delivers a tone of youthfulness and the contrast of the hair with the other faded colors really establishes presence of the main figure in the portrait.

What do you like about each example and how might it work for your self-portrait?
This pop-art styled art piece could act as a beautiful contrast to my art.

Who created the portrait and how?

This piece was created by deBellard and posted on Behance. Judging from the cartoony and simplicity in the design of the portrait, it is most likely created using digital illustration softwares such as Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, etc.

How would you describe the portrait style? What does it tell you about the person?

This portrait incorporates a very modern abstract style of expression. It uses different geometric shapes and stars to illustrate the theme of astronomy. From this piece, I can infer that the artist is either interested in astronomy or is passionate about it.

What design elements can you identify (line, color, texture, shape, tone, form)?

The use of color is clear in this piece. this piece only features a handful of colors and geometry, but the artist had utilized it in a way that had elevated the aesthetics of the portrait, creating an example of “less is more” situation.

What do you like about each example and how might it work for your self-portrait?
The simplicity in the design of this piece may be helpful in my piece when I revise certain features.

Who created the portrait and how?
This portrait created by ElisaBetta was published on Behance. Judging by the different textures and paint used in this piece, the similarities with the textures in procreate convinces me that this was created using the software.

How would you describe the portrait style? What does it tell you about the person?

This portrait style uses a more natural design theme, with smudges and blending of colors to create this portrait. As stated above, the author of such a natural theme would most likely have a more classical style of design.

What design elements can you identify (line, color, texture, shape, tone, form)?

This piece clearly uses texture and color to signify a classical mood set by the author

What do you like about each example and how might it work for your self-portrait?

This piece really inspired me to create something similar in color and texture composition for my final project.

My Persona Poster:

Starting off: Starting off with my project, My initial plan was to draw a Mclaren Speedtail in the center of the screen with a portrait of me right behind it, creating a movie-esk style portrait. I started off by uploading pictures into procreate trace.

Step 2: After completing the trace of both the car and my face, I started by experimenting with different textures and elements in procreate. I experiment with the luminance option which provided very realistic and cool glows that really fitted my project style.

Step 3: At this stage of the project, I had plans to turn this portrait into a black and white due to time restraints, but due to Covid, we had to shift our project home, which gave me a lot more free time to work on my project. I decided to use the “Techincal Pen” in procreate to color and paint in the color of the car similarly to the image I chose.

Step 4: At the beginning, the coloring process was grueling, but as I get the hang of it, my process started to speed up exponentially. Additionally, a classmate of mine taught me the “Smudge” feature, which allowed me to make the blend of colors look more natural.

Step 5: After almost 30 hours of coloring, shading, and smudging, the car portion of the poster was finished, and at this point, I’ve started the process of doing the same to my own face in the portrait.

Step 6: For the face of the portrait, I had decided to use a white outline for the sunglasses and an orange pulse graphic in the center of the lenses, this gives off a very powerful image and draws the viewer’s attention to my face, where the orange will contrast with the background (background color not displayed)

Final Step: For the final submission, I chose a black backdrop that perfectly contrasts with the color of my face as well as the car and its features surrounding it. I used a pink neon rider effect for the track of the car, giving it an emphasis and presence as well as chopped up pink particles that glides over the vehicle. On the far left corner of the art, I used a smoky orange shade that perfectly complements the warm shading on the vehicle, as well as acting as a perfect contrast for the next of my final submission.


With my poster, I wanted to emphasize my passion for automobiles and dedicated around 30 hours to ensure the automobile in the center of the post is the best quality possible. The use of color and contrast in my piece apparent and clearly emphasizes certain aspects of my poster. During this project, I had learned substantial information from experimentation and tips from my fellow classmates. I learned the different ways to use illustrator for texts and sizing, the way how smudging and texture works in procreate, and the different ways to invert color and text box editing in procreate. In terms of successes, I believe that the final layout and design of my project was definitely a huge success and the techniques I used were all extremely useful in the design theme that I wanted, however, some places where my project definitely fall shorts is my planning and time usage. I had dedicated most of my time towards the coloring and sketching of the car, that I had almost completely no time to complete the rest of my project. in all honesty, I did not even have a full idea as to what my project would look like half-way through the project and had to improvise along the way. An area for improvement in the future would definitely be time management and have everything planned in the beginning to minimize time wastage.

Posters Like and Don’t Like:

What I really like about this poster is that it communicates the message in a very simple way but still tells a lot. The use of red and white contrasts and complements each other and the lines create a very cartoony design style that is aesthetically pleasing.

What I really like about this poster is how well the color usage is on this poster. the colors are bright and vibrant and together with the text font and placing, really helps to give off a very 1900s design theme that it tries to communicate, especially with the hand-drawn style of the painting in the poster.

The neon fades and sharp lines really give a retro-modern style that complements the usage of a medium font text on the bottom, without taking too much space and emphasizing the drawings on top of the picture. I like it

What I don’t like about this poster is its usage of colors. I believe the artist used too many variations in colors and fonts that really make the poster look like a cluster of different pieces of other posters, rather than an original, good-looking piece.

What I don’t like about this poster is the fonts and colors used in this piece. The image is not powerful and really dilutes the viewer’s attention away from this poster, and with the huge text on the top-right corner, it really gives me the idea that the artist tried to use fonts to cover the empty spaces.

What I really don’t like about this poster is its usage of so many variations in the fonts and text styles that does not make this poster look natural or visually appealing.

Final Piece:

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Coin Box – 3D Modeling

At the start of my project, I was quite lost as I had no idea of what kind of model to create. A simple solution for me was to create a “box”. As my brainstorming continued, my “box” idea shifted into a coin box where I could store 5 individual custom coins made by me. I am extremely proud of my mechanism and the locking system on my box, as well as, the various coins. a particular challenge was creating the screws that needed for the mechanism to work, as I needed to predict the diameter of the screws for it to work. One thing I learned from this unit was the ability to use sketch to assist me in creating more accurate and detailed mechanisms and shapes.

One of the models that I stand proud to is my Mig-17 model that I created during the sculpt unit. the process for that was extremely long and difficult. I had to first create the general shape of the airplane that is as accurate as possible. then I had to create the canopy of the jet which took a substantial amount of time to get right, as many “faces” tended to collide through each other, making it difficult to correct. once that is done, I created the wings of my jet which was quite simple. the real challenge was where I had to model the intake and the exhaust. that took up a lot of time during my whole process and was extremely tedious. the front intake also required me to sculpt an entirely new body to be joined together, because it was virtually impossible for me to sculpt it out of the original aircraft body. But in the end, after a series of tedious sculpting, I finally finished my model and rendered it with a nice soviet-era paint job.

This year was extremely enjoyable, as the 3D modeling really helped me to relax and express my creativity using Fusion. Even though I can’t see my models in person due to recent events, I look forward to taking part in classes like these in the future, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll get to print my 3D models when the next chance arises.

Designing Sound for Theatre

In this video, Alma Killiher described and explained different aspects of sound design. Sound designers oftentimes require an engineering degree or some sort of technical background in order to become a sound designer. Sound design can range from speaker positioning to very technical sound systems. all sorts of things can contribute to an audience’s experience, whether that be foley, action sounds, or music, speaker positioning, etc. I used to think that sound designer’s pre-recorded every sound and played it on stage like an audio recording, and the actors need to sync their actions with the sound. but now I know that that’s not the case, instead, they can play a sound at the exact moment the actor made an action. I’ve always felt that sound design was an easy job, but now having experienced filmmaking class and read different articles, I can now understand the complexity and the technical expertise associated with sound design.

Design Project

During this project, my group was unable to finish the original idea we had in mind, and therefore improvising our current design to reach the deadline. Our biggest obstacle was the fact that we didn’t have a lot of time to together to work on the project, resulting in the incompletion. If i did this again, one thing i would do differently is maximizing our work time and designing a project that would be less time consuming, such as a small dog, bird, etc. Overall, i think this product is unsuccessful because of the many obstacles we had to face, time, work effort, design flaws, etc. and in the future, we hope we would do better.


Polymer Blog Entry 5

Our last prototype is the most successful because its the only one that worked. according to the test we conducted, we repaired a pencil using dugru and we layed it out in the sun to try. after 2 days it had completely dried and was restored to functional status. however, one of our classmates broke our prototype revealing the limitations of dugru. our polymer is not fully biodegradable, but due to the presents of corn starch, parts of the polymer are biodegradable. for the product pitch, we are still revising on how we should provide a convincing pitch so that we get funded.

Polymer Blog Entry 4

For the first prototype we failed to make it into a solid therefore the first prototype is a failed version, the second prototype also failed due to the ingredient imbalance and therefore also failed. however, the last prototype is a success featuring full repair capabilities. however, the last prototype’s repair capabilities has some flaws, one of which is the strength of the prototype. we are planning to receive the investment and create a new prototype which could resist extensive amounts of external force.