Project 9 Portfolio

  • Project Corrections / Time spent:
    • Montage:
      • I spent about 20 minutes just changing the sizing of the words so they align on all sides
    • Event Ad:
      • I spent an hour or more completely redoing my entire design. I changed the shape, the photos, the text wraps, everything.
  • Message: I wanted to give my work an appropriate and professional home to show future employers.
  • Audience: Future employers.
  • Top Thing Learned: Master pages.
  • Future application of Visual Media: I would love to work for a small publication that allowed me to not only write my stories, but also lay them out.
  • Color scheme and color names: Monochromatic, blue
  • Title Font Name & Category: Champagne and Limousines, sans serif
  • Copy Font Name & Category: Champagne and Limousines, sans serif
  • Thumbnails of Images used:
    • photo-1430089888180-1aa87f8f5b6d
  • Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site):


P8 Brochure Project

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  1. Description: A brochure created for a used bookstore.
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I started by writing the words of the brochure to give myself an idea of what I wanted to do. I then created the logo and additional images with a cohesive color scheme. I did my brochure layout with the margins, and taking into account the fold and such. I inserted all the media and words and BAM! It was created.
  3. Message: Read more. Don’t let money stop your imagination.
  4. Audience: Lower class demographic of this city; patrons of the bookstore.
  5. Top Thing Learned: I really became a friend with InDesign and how it works with other Adobe programs. I also learned text wrap can be a pain and a half if you don’t know how to do it.
  6. Color scheme and color names:  Split Complimentary: Red (Pink), Blue and Green.
  7. Title Font Name & Category: Xioram, Script
  8. Copy Font Name & Category: Garumuthan, sans serif
  9. Word Count of copy: 175
  10. Thumbnails of Images used:
  11.  nice-hair-grandma
  12. Sources (Links to images on original websites) Link




P7-Web design and HTML


  1. Description: This is a webpage I design using HTML and CSS.
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I started with a basic HTML structure and a basic CSS structure. I loaded both into TextWrangler, an HTML editing tool, and started to move things around. I learned how to make tabs, which took a lot of time. I big change I made to the “canned” CSS is I arranged my logo to be above everything else. I changed the colors and added the tabs, making it look more accessible.
  3. Message: My message is that I am a qualified college graduate ready to start my career with a professional company.
  4. Audience: Potential employers.
  5. Top Thing Learned: How to make tabs.
  6. Color scheme and color hex(s): Purple monochromatic with gray and black accents. Hex colors: #6D6E71, #251033
  7. Title Font Families & Category: Helvetica light, sans serif
  8. Copy Font Families & Category: Times New Roman, old style
  9. Changes made to the CSS: Colors, arrangement of logo, tabs, rounded corners.
  10. Word Count: 210


The world watched as Paris exploded.

Just 10 months after the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine, Paris is in a state of emergency once more. On the night of November 13, 2015, a series of concentrated terrorist attacks by the infamous ISIS has claimed the lives of 129 people and the security of a nation.

While the people of Paris scrambled to restore order and take care of the injured, the rest of the world watched. Leaders of other nations pledged support and sent condolences. President Barack Obama has pledges solidarity to the war torn nation and condemned the act of terrorism as not just an act against Paris, but an act against humanity.

“We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance the people of France need to respond,” said Obama.  

Hours after the attack the social media hashtag was born: #PrayForParis. Facebook released a temporary profile picture, allowing users to overlay their picture with the French flag. A flood of sympathies filled Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For a moment in time, the world was united with the French people in their hour of need.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this statement to Mormon Newsroom: “We pray for those affected, for their families and loved ones, for the leaders of nations and most especially for the people of France as they struggle to recover from the violence and loss they are feeling so deeply. We have directed that flags on Temple Square be flown at half staff, and that the French Flag be flown here as an expression of our love and support for them. In these hours of uncertainty and despair, we ask members of the Church everywhere to join with us in our prayer that the peace of the Savior Jesus Christ will provide comfort, healing, understanding and hope.”


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  1. Description: This is a matching business card and stationary set for my personal and growing brand.
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): This was created in Adobe Illustrator. I used various types and sizes to create the logo. I just copied and pasted it on to the different sizes of document.
  3. Message: I was going for the message of “I am a professional, competent college graduate. You should probably hire me.”
  4. Audience: Potential employers
  5. Top Thing Learned: Alignment
  6. Color scheme and color names: Purple, Gray and Black.
  7. Title Font Name & Category: Bangla MN, Sans Serif
  8. Copy Font Name & Category: Times, Oldstyle

LDS Church Concerned with Refugees

Four years. That is how long Syria has been at war with itself. And in a matter of weeks, over half the population left their war torn homeland in hopes of a better future.

Some countries want them. Some don’t. Either way, these refugees can’t go home.

Germany and Hungary recently closed their borders to refugees, forcing them to other European countries, seeking asylum. Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq are Syria’s immediate neighbors and have taken their fair share of refugees. In Europe, countries like Sweden, the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy and France are popular destinations to war exhausted families, according to CNN.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the “Mormon Church” as some call it, has issued a statement about this crisis. It will be read to all the church members in their upcoming church meetings.

“It is with great concern and compassion that we observe the plight of the millions of people around the world who have fled their homes seeking relief from civil conflict and other hardships,” the letter from the governing bodies of the church said.

Many Saints (as church members are called) have already donated time and resources to help those displaced by violence. The letter continues by saying, “Members may contribute to the Church Humanitarian Fund using the Tithing and Other Offerings donation slip. We also invite Church units, families, and individuals to participate in local relief projects, where practical.”

The Church’s Humanitarian Aid program has helped millions in need over the last 40 years, and will continue to do so.

The letter concludes, “May the Lord bless you as you render Christlike service to those in need.”

P5 Logos


  1. Description: Logo for a company
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I created this in Adobe Illustrator. I had a really fun time figuring things out, since this is the first time I’ve used Illustrator. I used the type tool to create all the different aspects of the logo itself. By using different sized fonts and variations on leading and kearning, I was able to make the text fit a certain way, with MEDIA spanning across the connected HR. In the case of the bottom logo, I used a simple ellipse tool to create the background and just made the font white.
  3. Message: Of all the drafts I had, chose this design because it gives a message of professionalism. It is clean and just breathes.
  4. Audience: Customers looking for media her from this company.
  5. Top Thing Learned: The type window, including leading, kearning, and sizing.
  6. Color Scheme and Color Names: Monochromatic purple. Purple, Gray and Black.
  7. Title / Body Font Names & Categories: Bangla, Sans Serif. Times Roman, Serif. (For the brackets: Noteworthy, Sans Serif)

P4 Montage


  1. Description: This is a montage design using two or more images and type.
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing): I found my two images. I added in the background and formatted it to be the size of the 8.5X11 inches background. I added the book next. I masked a few of the pages to make room for the star burst, which I added next. I masked a lot of the image to fit it into the pages of the book. Last, I added the text. All this was done in Adobe Photoshop.
  3. Message: I love books and I love this quote. The message I am trying to convey is that reading and writing is a powerful outlet for our thoughts and feelings.
  4. Audience: I was going for school aged kids as my audience, 6-18 ish.
  5. Top Thing Learned: I loved working with masks. I learned it is a much more effective to use a mask than to destroy pixels.
  6. Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied: No filter was used.
  7. Color scheme and color names: Monochromatic brick
  8. Title Font Name & Category: Bodoni 72 Book, Oldstyle
  9. Copy Font Name & Category: Helvetica Neue Regular, Sans Serif
  10. Thumbnails of Images used:
  11. very_old_paper_texture___free_for_personal_use_by_moonlight4ngel-d2ytt1r Book-7 images
  12. Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site):

P3 Photoshop


  1. Description:
    1. This is a full bleed, original photo design, created in Photoshop.
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles):
    1. I started by going for a photoshoot for inspiration. My model is Justin Ricks, a BYU-Idaho student. I chose to take these photos in the evening light with good composition and a high quality DSLR camera. I plopped them into photoshop and edited with four adjustments: levels, sharpness, saturation, and selective color. I changed the reds to look more purple and edited out some of the background noise. The color scheme I chose to work with is tetradic: violet, indigo, lime and gold. As I was designing, I focused on keeping negative space while also breeding repetition with the squares. The squares unify the design, but also contrasts because they aren’t aligned with each other.
  3. Message:
    1. Since this is for a company I want to work for, I am showing my grasp of color and style, as well as competence with photoshop.
  4. Audience:
    1. First, the company I want to work for, but second, the young, beautiful people who want to be a model.
  5. Top Thing Learned:
    1. Working in photoshop can be difficult, but I learned the value of the layers.
  6. Color scheme and color names:
    1. Tetradic: violet, indigo, lime and gold
  7. Title Font Name & Category:
    1. Champagne and Limousines/ Sans Serif
  8. Copy Font Name & Category:
    1. Champagne and Limousines/ Sans Serif
  9. Thumbnail of original, unedited image inserted
    1. IMG_4932
  10. Date and location you took the photo(s)
    1. 13 Oct, Aspen Village

P3 Photography Activity


Light: Outside

I took this picture at about 7 pm, when the light was low in the sky. It made the sky nice and blue. I liked the temple being a little bit in a shadow for contrast

Once I had it in Photoshop, I lightened the image a bit with the levels tool. I added a little vibrance and lightened the blue a bit. Lastly, I sharpened the windows and Moroni.


Light: Indoor

My model is my lovely roommate, Lindsay. I set up the photo so that the window was behind me, shining best on Lindsay. She would like me to point out that she is NOT right handed, but became such for the integrity of the shot.

In Photoshop, I messed with the levels a lot, opting to leave them mostly untouched because the lighting was so good. I did add more yellow with the color selection tool, to highlight her hair and the wall behind. Lastly, I sharpened her eyes and the pen and her hand.


Focus: Foreground

I was lucky enough to find my friend, Justin, wandering around in the perfect light. I composed this so he was in the foreground in focus. I stood farther away and zoomed in so the background would be more out of focus.

In Photoshop, I made the image a little darker with the levels, but upped the vibrance. I tried to make the green of his eyes stand out with the color selection tool, but it really just changed the grass behind him. So I sharpened his eyes and lips and hair to make his face stand out.


With this image, I had Justin hold perfectly still. I moved my camera to focus on the rocks and then put it right back onto Justin, making him out of focus. I was happy with how similar these two images were!

In Photoshop, I didn’t change a whole lot. I did up the vibrance to make it match the precious image. I didn’t sharpen anything, because that would defeat the purpose of blurring of Justin.


Composition: Rule of Thirds

This shot was lucky. Justin was just playing with the puppy, Blue, and I was able to shoot this stellar shot. I took a few, but I chose this one because I liked the movement of Blue walking. I cropped it a bit so that Justin was a little more on the line of “thirds.”

In Photoshop, I cropped it. I tried in a bunch of ways, but I liked this one best. I lightened the shot a bit and upped the vibrance. I also made the reds redder, so show off Justin’s shirt and the red in Blue’s coat.


Can I just say Blue is the cutest puppy to photograph? He does so many cute things. I love this shot (among so many others) because he looks so curious. He was sitting with another friend of mine, Tiffany, who is camera shy. So instead of photographing her, I got him instead.

In Photoshop, the biggest thing I did was use the red color selection tool. It made Blue’s coat more red than yellow, especially in his ear. I also sharpened his nose and eyes, as well as darkening the shot a bit.