Project 9 Portfolio

  1. Project Corrections / Time Spent: I spent about two hours on making changes. I changed the cropping of my photo on the imaging project. Before, the focus of the photo was in the middle third. I adjusted the photo so the focus is now in the first third. My next change was on the montage project. I swapped the two overlaying photos. I feel like this flows better. I also faded the edges more. The last thing that I did, was go through all the project descriptions and change them to better fit into the portfolio.
  2. Message: That I know how to design projects using InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  3. Audience: Potential clients and employers.
  4. Top Thing Learned: How to use a master page in InDesign.
  5. Future Application of Visual Media: I will apply what I have leanred in this class in future school work and also using it for personal things such as my lifestyle blog I run.
  6. Color Scheme: Analogous and Color Names: Purple, Violet, Red
  7. Title Font Name & Category: Aparaijita – Serifs
  8. Copy Font Name & Category: Intro – Sans Serifs
  9. Thumbnails of Images Used: None used.
  10. Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site): N/A

Project 8: Brochure





Description: A two-sided offset folding brochure.

Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): First, I created a logo in Illustrator. I decided to keep it simple. With the pen tool, I created leaves on the end of the “t” on Sprout.

I then set up a document in Adobe InDesign to form an offset brochure. I added the logo on the front page and added a photo I found of brussel sprouts.

On the inside I added three more photos and added the text. I used the text wrap tool to make the text wrap around the photo on left hand side of the page at the top. I first had to take that particular picture and edit it in Photoshop. Using the quick select tool, I removed the background. Once that was completed, I saved it as a jpeg and then I was able to do the text wrap in InDesign.

On the back, I added a clean simple photo and the logo at the bottom of the page.

Message: The message is to inform people of the healthy lifestyle convention.

Audience: Anyone who is seeking a healthier lifestyle.

Top Thing Learned: How to wrap text around an image.

Color Scheme: Monochromatic Color Name: Green

Title Font Name & Category: Arial Bold – Sans Serif

Copy Font Name & Category: Palatino – Serifs

Word Count: 289

Thumbnails of Images Used:

Original Image Sources:

Project 7: Web Page


Description: A webpage to showcase a logo I created.

Process: I created this web page using Notepad. After I marked up all my content and inserted my image, I attached a pre-made CSS document to my HTML. I then used the colors from my logo as the colors for my web page. I found these colors by using the eyedropper tool in Photoshop. I changed the fonts to Arial and Georgia with back-up fonts. I used padding around the logo and text title so they wouldn’t be too close to the edge of the web page and so they would left align.

Programs Used: Photoshop and Notepad

Message: The message is that Bright Smiles is a great dentist for your kids.

Audience: Anyone who is in need of a pediatric dentist.

Top Things Learned: How to change fonts, color, and padding in CSS.

Color Scheme: Complimentary Colors Hexes: #859937 and #782a7a

Title Font & Category: Arial, Helvitica, Sans-Serif  (Sans-Serif)

Copy Font & Category: Georgia, Serif (Serif)

Changes made to the CSS: Background color, font color, font size, font style, and padding.

Word Count: 211

Project 6 Stationery

Letterhead Watermark1

Business Card1 Business Cards

A matching letterhead and business card designed using a personally created logo.

Process (Programs, Tools, Skills):
I first created a monogram for my name. I combined an “A” and an “S” into one letter. I also decided to created a snowflake as my logo by using the pen tool. For my letterhead, I placed the monogram in the top left corner while placing my information in the top right. I then placed the snowflake logo in the bottom right corner and reduced the opacity to 45%. For the business card, I followed the same format as the letterhead. I placed the monogram on the left half of the business card and my information on the right divided by a bar to create alignment. On the front of the business card, I placed the snowflake and the monogram in an oversized fashion. I then made the background a lighter color than the snowflake and monogram.

Programs/Tools Used: Adobe Illustrator & InDesign (Type tool, shape tool, and pen tool.)

Message: The message is that I’m a graphic designer who is professional and capable.

Audience:  Anyone who could benefit from a graphic designer.

Top Things Learned: How to carry a theme throughout a letterhead and business card to brand a business.

Color Scheme: Monochromatic  Color Names: Blue

Title Font Name & Category: Baskerville Old Font – Serif

Copy Font Name & Category: Mangal – San Serif

Project 5 Logos


Description: A logo for a pediatric dentist.

Process: After trying out several options for the logo, I took a vote on which was the best. Once I found the one people preferred, I refined that specific logo. I decided to use contrasting fonts by choosing a serifs and sans serifs to pair. The tooth shape I create by using the pen tool. I created a color version, a grayscale version, and a white version on a color background.

Programs/Tools Used: I used Adobe Illustrator and worked almost exclusively with the font tool and pen tool.

Message: The dentist will improve your smile and is kid friendly.

Audience: Families who are in need of dental car.

Top Thing Learned: How to effectively use the pen tool.

Color Scheme: Complementary   Color Names: Green and Purple

1st Font and Category: Oswald – Sans Serif
2nd Font and Category: Perpetua – Serifs

Project 4 Montage


Description: An inspirational montage made by the blending of three images, and the use of typography.
I opened the photo of the Gilbert Temple, then added the two wedding photos. On both the added photos, I added a masking layer. With a black brush I blended the images so they blended with the background image of the Gilbert Temple. I also added an overlay filter to both wedding photos. I then added the font to the picture, aligning it to the right.
Programs/Tools Used: I used Adobe Photoshop. In Photoshop, I worked with masking layers and the brush tool.
Message: The message is that no one is perfect, but everyone has infinite potential.
Anyone seeking inspiration on marriage.
Top Thing Learned: How to gradually blend images together with the use of a masking layer.
Filter Applied and Where:
Overlay filter on both pictures of couple.
Color Scheme : 
Monochromatic Color Name:  Blue
Title Font Name & Category: Laser Metal – Decorative
Copy Font Name & Category:
Berlin Sans – Sans Serif
Thumbnails of Images Used:

AliciaAndrewBridals12 (2) Gilbert Arizona Temple Wedding Bridals JG Photo Gilbert-Arizona-Temple4
Source (Link to images on original websites):
Mormon Newsroom (

Project 3: Photodesign

Description: A poster using an original photo while incorporating a color scheme.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I first chose a color scheme for my layout and decided on complementary.  I captured a photo of my son near a window so it would have good lighting. I edited the photo in Photoshop and adjusted the levels, sharpness, saturation, and color balance Next, I designed an 8.5×11 layout that including my photo, quote, and repeating design elements. I incorporate my color scheme title, color swatches, and color names into my design.  I used the eye dropper tool to match the colors in my photo and used the shape tool to create the repeating lines.
Message: I wanted to provide inspiration for others.
Audience: The quote itself can appeal to just about everyone, but my picture narrows it down to parents and grandparents.
Top Thing Learned: I learned how to incorporate a color scheme into a design while utilizing a picture.
Color Scheme: Complimentary 
Color Names: Orange and Blue
Quote Font Name & Category: Palatino Linotype: Serif
Author Font Name & Category: Century Gothic: Sans Serif
Thumbnail of original, unedited image: