This is my design portfolio I made for design studio.
While I’m not too happy about the final design (the colors are too gray and brown, the viewer’s attention is drawn to the wrong places, the words are too hard to read, etc.), I did learn a lot during the process that will be super helpful.
Originally, I wanted to make a more detailed illustration that showed my interests through pictures, and only use Illustrator to make the draft of the basic shapes.
However, I decided that this was too detailed for the project and I wanted to challenge myself to try using Illustrator more.
So, I drew a quick portrait and then made it in Illustrator. I softened the expression to make it look more annoyed than crazy. I also moved the eyes toward each other a bit so that they look like they’re popping out of the face. Here I learned how to use the pen tool in Illustrator. I also practiced using the layers in Illustrator, something that I had previously refused to touch.
Then, in Photoshop, I set up the poster, and then added the textures. (I still can’t decide whether I like the neutral or warm paper color better.)
By importing the texture, I learned that you can color the layer names in Photoshop, which is really nice. Afterwards, I messed around in illustrator with masking after Mr. Griffin taught me how.
This general aesthetic shows how I like to keep my style simple and very stylized. It’s fun to mess around with lines when the slightest change makes a huge difference. I also just generally like to draw strange expressions.
Answers to Design Studio questions:
What do you think design is?
I’m not so sure, but right now I think that it’s just creation in general.
What skills do you hope to learn?
I am trying to learn C# and figure out what’s going on with Unity. I might also like to learn how to do pixel art and/or work on animation.
What is the best thing you ever made?
I’m not sure. Every time I make a project I instantly dislike it because I know I could do better. However, I do have some projects that I worked worked very hard on and am proud of even if they weren’t the best. were the animations I made for class in 8th grade and a platformer I made on scratch last year.
What do you want to make?
I would like to make a video game(or something vaguely interactive, at least) using unity.
What strengths do you have that you can bring to your learning in this course?
I enjoy making animation and art. I’m not the best at it, but I’m alright.