Savannah Hendrickson Internship Presentation: https://youtu.be/QbIiTx0CLc4
I have finished designing the e-gift cards this week. This assignment in particular was the most exciting for me because I got to work on certain holiday themes. I was asked to have fun with this assignment, and I definetely did with these e-gift cards. At least one of the gift cards (Eid al Adha) has content that I have created on Adobe Illustrator. For this class, this is the last assignment from the internship. While I am currently looking for a paid internship, I intend to stay in Unity For Equality for a bit longer. Working in Unity For Equality has been a great experience for me, and I would definitely recommend it to others.
I have finalized the World’s Listening Day newsletter. I have added the article that was written by a fellow intern. The company have asked me for the newsletter a JPEG or a PDF format. Above is the JPEG format of the World Listening Day newsletter and this is the format that I sent the company. I also sent in the JPEG format of the previous newsletter (World Population Day) in case that was needed.
I am currently assigned to create e-gift cards for Wednesday, June 24th, 2020. Each of the e-gift cards are going to be for one of the holidays that I was assigned. Those holidays are Independence Day, Hari Raya Haji (Eid al-Adha), Veterans Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. I have to design 2 variations of each e-gift cards. I was also asked to not specify the year so the company can use it yearly.
I was assigned to edit three document forms for Unity for Equality. These forms are the intake form, donation form, and an eight-paged scholarship form. For these forms, I needed to update them with the company’s new address and additional social media accounts. For the scholarship form specifically, I had to redesign the entire look for it to not be overcrowded and I made it more simple. I have revised these forms and had them sent in.
a.) In the past, I hardly ever take another person’s creative work and I have never done so without giving them credit. If I used someone else’s creative works, I would use it only for class projects. Back then, I would find it on Google Images, but I would find the original artist and their information so I can credit them properly. I would always cite their work to give credit to the original artist. I have always known that plagiarism is illegal, so I’ve never done it. You have to take into account how the original artist would feel if someone steals their work and claim it to be their own. It’s not a good feeling. I would not want someone stealing my work and then claimed it to be theirs, and I would most definitely sue that individual. So, it is important to give the original artist credit.
b.) The Obama “Hope” poster is one of the most iconic posters in the world. This explains why this is such an important matter when Shepard Fairey was found guilty of copyright infringement. It’s a huge issue when you’re dealing with a creative work that becomes iconic only to come and find out that. Shepard Fairey admits that he used a photograph of Barack Obama from the Associated Press. He even admitted that he tried to cover it up by destroying and fabricating some documents. While what he did was wrong, I can appreciate the fact that he ended up being honest about it. Unfortunately, there are artists out there that are totally dishonest. They would lie about owning the work itself or some of the works content, such as photography and illustrations. I see this turning out very differently had Shepard Fairey not been honest. I do believe that honesty is key, and I’m glad that Shepard Fairey eventually admitted that he was wrong.
Obama ‘Hope’ Poster Artist Shepard Fairey Fined: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-19522210
Ethics on Graphic Design: https://www.aiga.org/aiga-design-futures/
a.) The Internship I am working for is Unity for Equality, which is a nonprofit organization. In terms of logos, they gave me their logo to put on mockup designs, newsletters, and any other project that has been assigned to me. My first assignment was to create some mockup designs using the company’s logo. My second assignment was to make a newsletter. The topic for this newsletter is World Population Day, so I created an icon to symbolize the day, and I used a stock image to represent it. I would use Shutterstock and iStock to get stock images and royalty-free images. I would also use Adobe Spark to get templates. I avoid using any photos that are not stock photos or royalty-free photos. With every project that I will be assigned, I would always use the logos and photos correctly.
Adobe Spark: https://spark.adobe.com/templates
b.) For my internship site, there was no confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement that I was given to sign by Unity for Equality. Since I am a student intern working for college credit, I would be guided as to what to do and what not to do in when I am doing graphic design projects. I would be learning as I am working, which is great because I would know what to expect when I go out and get a job. I do believe that any working experience is a learning experience in life. I really appreciate this experience that I am having, and I am thankful for it.
I was in a weekly meeting with the company. We went over what we talked about last week, which was the increase of social media following and Unity For Equality merchandising. There were new topics that were brought up including new business services and platforms, as well as a digitized economy and unity banking. We were also introduced to some programs, such as the Quality of Life Program, the Housing Program, the National Transformation Program, the Privatization Program, and more.
I designed a newsletter for Unity For Equality as shown above. The Unity For Equality has a newsletter that comes out every month. The four topics for July are Independence Day, Postal Appreciation Day, World Population Day, and World Emoji Day. Each topic was assigned one writer and one designer. The topic I was assigned was World Population Day. I created an icon featuring people literally around the world to symbolize the day. I chose a photo of a crowd to represent a population, fitting for World Population Day.
I went to a meeting called Vision Unity 2030. The presentation talks about the current and future goals of Unity For Equality, which includes increasing of social media following and preordering for Unity For Equality Merchandise. The funds that will be raised from Unity For Equality Merchandise would be reinvested in new programs that will invest in women owned businesses, advocate for justice against racial injustice, provide clean drinking water, and more.