04 May 2011

IAR 451 assignment 5.0

For this assignment we were asked to research and contemplate aspects that shape the ever changing interior architecture profession. Surprisingly, I thoroughly enjoyed the research part of this paper. I looked on many design websites and not only found lots of information for the paper, but also found many useful websites for inspiration and simply being more in touch with what is current in the design world. For the paper I focused on the "green movement" and discussed the truth behind that along with the functionality of firms. How they network and shares ideas and projects.

I learned a lot from this paper and really enjoyed researching the profession I am about to enter. Maybe it will inspire me to research for fun!

IAR 451 assignment 2.0

I really enjoyed creating my portfolio for this assignment. I had fun going through my previous projects, and also enjoyed putting the layout together. Throughout my time in IARC I have learned that I typically don't enjoy computer work unless I am using photoshop or illustrator and since I used both for this assignment, I found it quite enjoyable. The thing I struggled with the most was trying to create at logo. It was hard for me to choose a style, colors, and a direction because I feel that my mind changes too often to "brand" myself. I chose something I like that is simple, but I am still struggling trying to decide if it is something I will keep for a while. Also, although I really enjoy doing the layouts, I am not 100% sold and happy with all of them. It was hard to keep it uniform, while making everything fit. I think making 2 or 3 more templates would serve me well, so that options could be used.

Looking back on this, I see improvements that need to be made, but I am happy with the outcome.

IAR 451 assignment 1.0

for this assignment we were to develop a proposal for a final portfolio and resume. it was interesting to look back on my work from the past four years and see how it has evolved and decide what should be included. it is also a bit intimidating putting this together and thinking about applying for jobs. It is also a liberating feeling knowing this is the first step towards a design career. I am excited to see what will come of it.