Monday, March 29, 2010

Week 10 or is it 11? I've lost track...

It has been some time since I last corresponded through this blog. Many apologies to my loyal readers (I'm not sure if anyone even looks at this besides Prof. Moore...Hi Prof. Moore) I have never had to contribute to something of this nature before, and it slips my mind more often than it should.

The project has been going very well overall. I got some great feedback when I posted my editorial version, and I am almost done making all of the changes that have been suggested. I feel confindent that by the end of this week I will be completely done with my flyer, and will be able to move onto starting to complete the training materials.

Hope everyone is having the same success in completing their materials.

Monday, February 22, 2010

A week of trials and tribulations

Hello readers,
First, let me say that Adobe Photoshop is my new best friend. I love the way it makes something that used to be incredibly difficult (removing the background from an image for example) so easy. I find that between Photoshop and InDesign I am only limited by my design prowess, not by my computer skills. Hopefully as I progress with the course my design skills will progress as well.

This week I was able to fashion a working logo for my handout/poster. It needs some tweaking, but nothing too drastic before I will be completely happy. I tinkered around with using a washed out background image, but I am not completely sold on the idea yet. I like the way it breaks up the monotony of text on a white page, but I fear that it will make the overall piece seem too busy. For now I am going to sleep on it because tomorrow is a new day!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Project Log - Week 5

I have spent most of my week working on my project using a two pronged approach. I find that spreading my time between multiple tasks allows me to use my time much more efficiently, especially with a project this size.

I spent a good portion of the week working with InDesign and some of the tutorials on the site. I strangely think that InDesign hasn't been too hard to get adjusted too...I say strangely because I have been informed that this is not the norm. I find that the tutorials are a great resource to learn about completing specific tasks.

The other part of my time this week was spent merely gathering data. I have a large amount of information available to me at The Home Depot, and it is going to take some time to figure out what I would like to use.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Test post and salutations

Hello Readers,
This is going to be the new home of my blog for TWC421. I look forward to interacting with all of you as I complete my project.