Erya

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein

Food Truck Logo

Client name: La Cantina

Background: La Cantina is a startup food truck business located in Melbourne, Australia. Currently opera

ting from a vintage van, they serve a range of fresh, contemporary Mexican food at public locations or private events.

Audience: La Cantina is targeting a health and flavor-conscious audience in and around the city of Melbourne. They are able to cater to various functions, as well as public events such as festivals. La Cantina sees its food as affordable, fresh, flavorful, and healthy. La Cantina’s audience and people who live in Melbourne are typically interested in:

  • Outdoor lifestyle
  • Multiculturalism (many different nationalities live in Melbourne)
  • Healthy living (eg exercise, sport, fresh food)
  • Fresh food
  • Sustainability (eg low waste, low CO2, sustainably sourced food)

Context: La Cantina require a logo for caravan signage, aprons, and a printed menu

Keywords: Fresh, Mexican, sustainable

Lyrics & Type

Made with Padlet

The song I chose is called High by Alyssa Reid. The reason I chose this song is completely random. I randomly selected a song in my music list. The reason I chose this line of lyrics is because I personally think that, when listening to the music, this line gives the most meaning of the song. Also it’s what makes me remember the most clearly.

This one is the first idea I came up with. It is not quite finish because I changed my idea to another one. I used the same font type but changed the format, also adding color to it according to the feedback my partner gave me. She suggested that it might be more engaging for people to see and not that boring. According to this feedback, I choose to let the letters stay black but instead adding decorations with color around it. I also added a border to make it not that abrupt.

After finishing the first design, I realized that it doesn’t really communicates the style of the song. I then got feedback from the teacher, suggested that changing the font might have a better effect. I decided to start another new idea, so it allows me the compare the two pieces to see which one is better.

The first draft of the second idea I come up with is these two:

The design on the left I added a bottle to represent ‘drug’ and added circles in the background. The font isn’t a specific font style, I just roughly wrote a brief form that might fit the lyrics. The design on the left is something I came up with while sketching the first one. The font I use is Butterzone. After finishing the word ‘drug’ I realize that this doesn’t really work, so I went back to the first one.

This is the final poster:

This is the PDF version:

Lyrics Poster

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • The style of the song is a pop music. I decided for the final poster that the letters should all be in capital and same cap height. It has a straight base line and all meats the cap line at the top. I am aiming to create a sense of pop by making some words more stand out while some remains smaller.
  • I chose to use different font style for important words like ‘vein’ and ‘drug’ in this point to communicate better. making the letters more outstanding and different from each other gave a clearer message.
  • One design element I used a lot is line. The letters were mainly made by line element. It was also used to make decorations. Also shape element to create the background and bottles. This helps by giving a visual message which communicates the style of the song.
  • One thing that might be helpful is to use more design principles. Using negative space or cropping.

Reading Reflection #1

I am currently reading The Well of Ascension. The second book of the mistborn series.

The book is mainly about how the main characters is trying to overthrow the empire and building a new system to make everyone equal. Also defeating the power that will eventually destroy the world. The rest of the novel have already been suggested in the first two book, and kind of gives the reader of a general idea that what the characters will be facing, but also having twist in the plot giving surprise. I personally thinks that the text sometimes is a bit confusing that each character is apart and doing their own things, then at the end came back together and closing the mystery. The novel included irony to show that how different level of people is treated unequal and unfair.

Line element

The role of element and principles in graphic design plays an important part by making the vision of the work to look better. Elements and principles use to create and out stand the message the artiest wants to communicates.

The design task is about using the element or principle to create an effective design that communicates the work of this elements/principles.

I did my illustration this way because I want to show that lines as a element can be used in different ways and can design a lot of things by only using lines.

This is the sketches and ideas I came up:

The first idea I came up with is the umbrella. I drew the umbrella by using one line filling it in. I want to make it obvious that line is the element I’m trying to express. I added lines on the out side to represent the rain to reinforce the idea of using line.

The second draft I created is the eye like design in the top right. I first thought to create a ball out of using lines, but after I did half way, I decide it might be better to make it something that people will make out when seeing it.

This third sketch is a candle. The body and the fire is all create by lines. I saw this online and think it’s really simple and easy to understand, also it looks good.

The forth one is a flower that’s drew with one line without lifting my pen. I also added lines in the petal as well.

The last design is writing out the word ‘Line’ using different format of line.

When giving peer feedback, my peer suggested that design 3 and 5 might work the best because number 3 has a cool view when looking at it but changing the shape might make it better and number 5 has the best communication. In my final poster, I choose to use the idea to change the shape and filling it with lines. This makes it simpler to make and also easier for people to see and understand.

There is a PNG version of my poster:

This is the Pdf version:

E_P A4_Poster template

Personal Poster

My inspiration:

What is graphic design?
A visual way for people to communicates messages.

What inspires me about design?
How two different thing can be put together and form something new. I think it’s very

What are my favorite design example?
I like illustrations and anime designs.

Me as a designer:

What would I like the get better at doing as a designer?
I would want to get better at expressing ideas and messages through designing with other people, and presenting it clearly.

What would I like to get better at doing as a designer?
I want to improve my drawing of objects or people and the structure of it by hand draw or using technologies. Also collaborating with others to make better the project.

Personal Poster blog
https://padlet.com/eryahe/olfp8q1gbvxj2hum

Personal Poster
Personal poster

During the process, I changed a lot of ideas on what techniques. For example, this is one of the draft I made:

I also got feedback from my friends and my parents. My mom gave me feedback on where I can improve the drawing that will represent me best and which par that I might need to change.

The style I use to draw my self-portrait that I wanted to try, though it looks a bit unfinished or simple, maybe I practice and try making it more the style I wanted.

I choose this background for my poster because the background color gives a contrast, like the blue, yellow and light pink. It makes it stands out more better at the same time it won’t be too attractive to take away the attention from the main part.

I think that the poster is nicely made out and the layout is good. The part I think I could improve on is my self-portrait. I can add more color and details on my face to make it more better looking and representing me.

Swot

Swot –

 

Strengths

I’m a fast reader

 

Weakness

I need to improve my writing skills. I always have grammar mistakes and a lack of vocabulary choices

Opportunities

The school to me is an opportunity. The lessons that I take is also an opportunity for me to improve my learning.

Threats

 

 

 

By reading for some times every day, I would like to improve my writing skills. I will know I have achieved this when I can arrange better sentences in my writing.

Welcome to Your New Blog!

When you blog you create posts and posts are categorised according to your subject. Some categories have already been set up for you. If you need more categories you can add them as needed. It’s important that your posts have the following:

  • An engaging title – this should not include the name of the subject since this is referenced in the category.
  • Body – this is where you share your learning. This can include text, images, embedded videos from Dragons’ Tube or elsewhere. You should always consider how your post looks to your audience. Is it engaging? Do they want to keep reading?
  • Category – select one that has been set for you or add a new category. Posts can have more than one category e.g. Humanities and Myself as a Learner

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