Mid Semester Reflection

Have you come across any challenging projects this semester, whether it was a class project or a project with Faculty Commons? How did you accomplish the project?

Two of my most challenging projects this semester have been the Literary Arts Festival for Faculty Commons and the TOMS partnership campaign I worked on for my Campaign Development II class.

Right now I’m in the home stretch for LAF with only the program needing to be designed. It has been a challenging yet rewarding journey working on this project. I found myself stressing over this project while not realizing how much work it is for my clients on their end. All in all I am happy with the direction this project has gone and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with my clients and be able to collaborate with Natalie. Strong communication has been the key to accomplishing the goals for this project.

As for my TOMS partnership campaign, I think I never had a more evolving project ever in my life. Initially, I was a bit confused with the project and unclear of the task. Then after understanding the project, I did some extensive research to figure out how to approach the problem. Class after class I would meet with my professor to discuss my idea and I would end up changing it after leaving. It was a bit stressful because I wanted to nail down my idea. Eventually I made a decision to stick with my last idea. My professor seemed to like the final product and ended up keeping my work. In my opinion I wouldn’t say I accomplished this project aside from doing the work and receiving a grade. I wish I could of developed my idea more.

What project(s) did you enjoy working on thus far during this semester?

I think one of my favorite projects I have worked on during this semester would be outside of school at my job with Visual Conductor. I got the chance to design a runway installation for a fashion show. It was my first time ever doing event design and such a great learning experience. It is much more fast paced, thrilling, and a lot more trouble-shooting as opposed to designing posters, booklets, or brochures on the computer.

Make a goal that you want to accomplish by the end of the semester

By the end of the semester I want to be half way done with my personal re-branding and get back to posting content on my design dedicated Instagram page.

Here’s a question to the rest of the team I would like your insight on:

In the course of building my online portfolio, should I post content from my online portfolio to my page before I launch the site or should I wait to post the content from my online portfolio to my page until after I launch the site?

2 thoughts on “Mid Semester Reflection

  1. I really liked the work you’ve done for the Literary Arts Festival. It all feels very fresh, which I think will help people take an interest in it. It was nice to see that it was a large collaboration with the others in FC. It made it more personal and helped to bring the diverse backgrounds of people in City Tech for this event. Congrats and I can’t wait to see the program for it!

    As for your question, I think posting content after you have your site up would be more efficient. That way you can link to your site and get people to explore that more after you’ve designed it. You could always post small “teases” of your work until you’ve launched the site, then share the work fully. Hope that helps!

  2. I have to agree LAF 2017 is most consuming, and while you knew it would be, making it happen, pushing yourself to stretch beyond your comfort level has taken you to a new level in design, collaboration, self assurance, and empathy.

    And juggling your other clients, quietly responding to their needs, without missing a beat. You have developed a welcoming professional relationship with your clients and they trust you to deliver on your promises. That is a giant step to personal re-branding. The style you have developed is uniquely yours, and very compelling.

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