This video was created using Adobe Spark Video and made solely on my iPhone.  Adobe Spark Video allows you to combine icons, pictures, video, text, and your voice to make attention grabbing videos.  The app includes pre-made layouts, themes, and music which make designing a story easy and fun! I was able to add my own selection of music that I purchased on iTunes.  When adding your own music, it is ok to add music you have purchased as long as the video is for personal use only.  If you intend on making a video for a client, you must use music that is on the app to avoid using anything with a copyright.  The app saves the video in an mp4 format.  I enjoyed using this app and would recommend it!!


Volleyball Infographic



The infographic above details the 2017 season statistics for the travel volleyball team NC Shockwave’s 18U Elite team.  This could be used on the NC Shockwave website or distributed as a promotional tool for recruitment.  The colors used in the design of the infographic are Black #000000, Red #ff0000, and White #ffffff which are the official colors of the team.  The fonts chosen for the design are Aileron Heavy for the title, Aileron Regular for all subtitles and Arimo was used as the text for the team roster to give the infographic a cohesive feel.  Two graphic elements of a volleyball were also added to support the them of the design.  The infographic was designed using an internet based graphic design program, Canva.  Canva would be a good choice to use for someone who owned Apple computers because it allows you to create multiple types of graphs directly in the program, eliminating the need for Microsoft Excel and Access (which do not come standard on a mac.)  The information in the graph included in the design, show the total games and sets played this year along with the wins and losses for both.  The attention bar points out that the team brought home 3 tournament wins for the season.

Printmaking for Web Design


Crane Print

The crane print was designed during a workshop taught by visiting artist, Elise Ferguson.  It was made by carving the design into a linoleum block.  Once completed, the carving was covered using a rainbow roll of blue, black, and gold ink and was then pressed onto rice paper to create the print seen above.  While my print is fully representational of a crane, Ferguson’s work is abstract in nature.

While I make abstract images – things often begin to resemble “something.” Occasionally creating illusionistic space or a composition that appears representational.                      –Elise Ferguson

Prints like these can be displayed as works of art or can be used as backgrounds or patterning for logo work or web design. I have taken a pattern from this print and used it to create a background for a previously designed logo used in the dreamweaver assignment.

The pattern was taken from the moon seen on the crane print.  I first layered it behind my original logo “Eat More Cake” but the background was white and did not fit with the theme colors of the website created in dreamweaver.  Using color “eeeee” I filled the background of the pattern to match the background on the website and I brought the opacity of the print down to 64% to make the logo more pronounced.  Then the complete logo work was imported into the index file using dreamweaver and is shown in the images below.

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