Ethics Reasoning

Entry 1:

a) At my internship we didn’t handle sourcing images due to the fact that we was taking our own images. What I learned about from my internship was lighting, posing, and more about the camera. However, if someone were to use our images for a project of their own they will have to give credit to whoever took the photo. Basically like how you would do for any other image. Crediting an image is important as it keeps you away from legal trouble.

According to AIGA Business Ethics – AIGA Business Ethics – use of photography “A typical photo credit would appear as: Photograph by Sarah Photographer. If the photographer is to receive a copyright notice. The photo credit and copyright notice would ideally be placed adjacent to the image, whether horizontal or vertical but can also be placed elsewhere as long as the reader will be able to relate to them to the image.” However, a question people will still ask is “How do you get copyright for a photo you took?” Well when you take a photo you already have copyright to the photo. According to  “You don’t have to register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office to receive copyright protection, but registration has several important advantages: 1) Registration creates a record of your copyright ownership. 2) You must register your copyright before you can file a lawsuit for copyright infringement. 3) If you register your copyright within three months of publication of your photo or before a copyright infringement occurs, you can recover additional monetary damages and attorneys fees in a copyright infringement lawsuit. These damages called statutory damages, allow you to recover money without having to prove the amount of your financial loss or the amount of profit an infringer earned.”

b) At my internship I was not asked to sign a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement. Nothing we did was really confidential that required me to sign a confidential agreement. All the photo shoots were taken by my supervisor, I just helped out with production and I modeled.

Even though I said that at my internship I didn’t do nothing that was really confidential said “Treat all information as confidential.” Also according to “Whether or not you sign an explicit NDA (non-disclosure agreement) hold all information in strict confidence. This means resisting to talk about that cool project you’re working on with friends, posting comps on dribble, or sharing horror stories with other designers.”


 AIGA Business_Ethics 47556770-Use-of-photography-1-MB.pdf

Professional Ethics in Graphic Design

Entry 2:

a) I have used another’s creative work (images from Google) before. I can’t recall how I credited them but I don’t use Google images frequently anymore. The websites I use now is, and as these websites provide images that are free to use. Since they’re free to use I don’t really give photo credit. I know that I should give photo credit even though I can use them for my work without any problems. It’s just bad habit I have to work on.

Free photos should still be given credit too. According to the way to copyright an image is ”


Immediately beneath the chart, photograph or artwork, enter the name of the creator — principal author — of the image. Principal authors may be individuals or organizations. Ask the author if you should use a pseudonym.


Next to the principal author’s name, provide the title of the graphic. Include the copyright symbol if the symbol appears with the image you copied.


Enter the website URL, if relevant. Write the entire web address. In digital works, enter it as a link.”

Also according to “Publications typically have a standard format for the wording or placement of bylines and photo credits specified in their style guide. Photographers and copyright holders often require specific wording or offer suggested phrasing to accompany photographs or illustrations they supply. In the case of web use, linking to the photographer’s site or another source may be required or suggested.”

b) I feel like he did deserve some type of punishment due to the fact that he did steal work from another creative.

Path Of Vision

     Before attending this class my expectations were different from what I had experienced. I expected to have a mixture of hands on drawing projects and projects done from the computer. Also I visioned that in this class we were going to be using a great use of different colors in our work. This was my mindset due to when I look up graphic design on google images. Pictures of drawings and images done from the computer both with different ranges of color implemented within them appeared. The beauty these images relayed was amazing to look at, so after looking upon these pictures of graphic design I was anxious to begin this class. Even though I felt a sort of excitement before attending class I was also nervous thinking will I be capable of doing the work that will be asked of me but most great things come with a challenge.

    After our first project was assigned to the class I thought it will be easy because the assignment was to draw a square, align it in the center of the page, and color it in pitch black. Sounds easy right, well it wasn’t. You had to make sure it was pitch black and that there is no white space or lines that you can see when you look at it which is harder than it sounds. So your measurements and your draftsmanship had to be perfection. After redoing it so many times I became disappointed with the class and realized that my expectations of the class was wrong. The class became stressful to me due to not getting the grades I desired in my work but it just proves that what I said earlier is not just a saying but a reality that “most great things come with a challenge.”

    I came to realize that my skill as a designer was slowly increasing. My measurements came to perfection and my draftsmanship was getting better and better. I also learned how to look at things in a different perspective. I learned that designers place things in their design in certain places to make the audience follow a certain path of vision. That is honestly the biggest lesson I learned in this class, was how to look at things differently and why designs are placed a certain way. Like for example designers usually place the focal point on the left side because in America people read from left to right so to look at things in that way is natural. People from other countries like Japan read from right to left rather than left to right. So to place the focal point on the right is natural for them.

    In conclusion even though the class wasn’t what I expected and I was disappointed at first, I came to realize that my skills were improving and I learned valuable lessons from this class. My draftsmanship improved, My measurements improved, and the way I look at things have changed for the better as a designer. In the end i’m glad I took this class and I appreciate the things I have appreciated as a designer.