Mid-Semester Reflections

I think the biggest challenging for me is how to make sure finished my class project and FC project on time. I’m not good at time management. Especially when midterm is coming, everything goes together, I was making some mistakes on FC project and my class project. It makes me feel a little frustrated. I hope I can catch up in the remaining weeks.

So far, the WAC project brings me a lot of fun, it’s the first time I tried to finished poster, bookmark and web banner by myself. I’m so pleased to work with them. I learned a lot when I did this project, how to communicate with clients and how to bring my inspiration into the design to get them support. It’s a good experience that I can remember for a long time. Also, if I have more time, I hope I can learn more illustrator skills, so I can design my own icon instead of using others.

The goal that I want to accomplish is I hope I can finish two to three great portfolio pieces on this semester. So, still need to work hard, and learn more.

Mid Semester Reflection

• Have you come across any challenging projects this semester, whether it was a class project or a project with FC? How did you accomplish the project?
The most challenging project I have come across this semester has been for my Interactive Art Direction class. For our first project we were tasked with making an interactive web ad. With very little knowledge of UX/UI and the freedom to create an ad for any client I wished made it a bit overwhelming to begin with. At first I wanted to decide the kind of web ad I would do and decided to go with the ‘portrait.’ When ever given the freedom to choose a client I usually like to inject my personality into the project with either something sports or fashion related. So I decided to create an ad for the NBA regular season tip off. Designing an ad for user experience was completely new for me, but with the help of my professor I was able to get some good ideas for the final execution.
• What project(s) did you enjoy working on thus far during this semester?
I have to say it would be a tie between the Women in STEM Initiative and Faculty Staff Art Exhibition. The Women in Stem Initiative gave me a realization of how much I love illustrating. With the poster consisting of 50+ icons I put hours into creating, I enjoyed every second of it. The reason for enjoying the Faculty Staff Art Exhibition would be my satisfaction with the execution of the deliverables. My favorite being the animated web banner!
• If there were no time constraints, what is one skill or tool you would like to learn?
If I had to time to learn a new tool, it would be Adobe’s new program Dimension. I believe it would provide a lot of benefits for designers looking to bring their creative work to life.
• Make a goal that you want to accomplish by the end of the semester.
By the end of the semester I would like to add 3-4 finished portfolio pieces that reflect my creative personality.