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Final Graphic Design Project

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For my project I decided to create a design that coincides with the search of my professional identity for an online graphic for my blog. I have never been the type of person to know what I want to do with my life. I see everyone around me so certain of their career path and jobs that it worries me that I have not found my passions. The goal of this project is to get closer to realizing my professional identity. As seen in the previous post titled “Draft Graphic Design Project”, the design starts out with a blank face representing someone (Me) that does not know who they are or what they want to be in the future. It is someone that does not know where they belong and is struggling to find their passion. The arrow then moves to a google search for jobs representing the search for a career that intrigues me that I believe would fill the gap in my life of what my purpose is. It symbolizes the many different options that are out there that could interest me. Another arrow then moves to feedback. This represents the feelings I have towards the careers that I found as well as the opinions and advice others have for me that  may help me in my final decision. The last arrow comes full circle back to my professional identity. At first it was someone that did not know their life calling. At that point in the design, the professional identity was hopefully present and knowledgeable of which career path I would be taking. I chose to have the background be a solid color with a soft gradient to ensure that the images have the entire attention of the audience, which I then realized was not the way to proceed.

After receiving the feedback on my draft from my peers, I came to the final conclusion that my image I created lacked personality and color. I understand where they are coming from because my draft image was not colorful and lacked images that related to me. The only images I used were taken from a free to use site. Coming back to my final, I made the decision to keep the previous images to portray my story, but also to add a more personal image that brought life to the project. For the most part I kept my original idea about my professional identity, except for this time, I am using myself as a base. The photo of me as the background represents myself with the thought bubbles leading up to the blank face and the google search for a job representing the fact that I do not know who I am and what my purpose is in life. Each image still represents a step that I will be taking in order to realize my professional identity. Starting with the thought bubble of the blank face, to the thought bubble of the google search, then lastly to the feedback given to me by others in the same position. As stated in the images text, this represents how others came to realize their personal identity. My hope is that by the end of this course, I have a clear idea of what I want to pursue as a career for the rest of my life. Meaning my professional identity will no longer be a mystery. There is a visual and intellectual unity among these designs because of the cohesive theme stated above.

In order for this design to come to life, I had to search for the right images to show the right visual to describe my theme of finding my professional identity.  Constructing my design came somewhat easy to me after fidgeting with the software beforehand. I had a better understanding of what tools to use to really grab the attention of the audience. The first step I was able to use my own photo to set as the background to ensure color and personality to my design. I then created separate layers to embed the three free t use images. By using the transform edit I was able to move the images around to the needed spaces to ensure the cycle of my steps were present. I then was able to use the pain brush to create the effect that the two images above my head symbolized thoughts. By creating the white dots leading to each image, I feel that the message is clear. Some technical difficulties I came across with the software were remembering what each tool was made for. I had to play around with them as a refresher before I was able to apply them. I had also switched from my own computer to the lab computers and some differences in Photoshop were presented which took time to figure out. Tips I have for those encountering this software is to really practice with each tool and try out different methods before starting a design. It will prevent the mix up of having to delete a layer or group then affecting the rest of your design.

Google search

https://www.flickr.com/photos/temping-agency/15702472586/in/photolist-6WDErY-UPLmXk-dSufTc-dT39RH-dT8JZC-GY26F-dT8Jwf-dT38C4-pVzh2Y-dT8JHN-dT39D4-7MPNcs-7MKMne-Y8o6m9-dfdcBp-ghSejy-ghSdtA-ghSRkR-aPBCbK-5ZmeGT-ghScPj-njUJkA-38iVLu-ghSvNY-ghSRg2-ghSvTY-daCWks-ghSRaR-ghSrsc-iijzuz-ghSSa6-ghSRK8-iiHQr3-iaCGXL-ghSv9w-ghSpna-ghSevW-ghSegY-A1Fxmx-ghSrRi-ghSdwS-9vYVjP-ghSpyx-iiHQys-iijhw7-ghSfhW-ghSS18-ghSRBn-iaCH4s-ghSSNR

Feedback

https://pixabay.com/en/feedback-exchange-of-ideas-debate-2463927/

Professional Identity Unknown

https://pixabay.com/en/avatar-person-neutral-man-blank-159236/

Background Photo of me

I have permission by my friend Makayla Zumwalt to use this image.

Draft Graphic Design Project

graphic design project draft jpeg

For my project I decided to create a design that coincides with the search of my professional identity. As seen below, the design starts out with a blank face representing someone (Me) that does not know who they are or what they want to be in the future. It is someone that does not know where they belong and is struggling to find their passion. The arrow then moves to a google search for jobs representing the search for a career that intrigues me that I believe would fill the gap in my life of what my purpose is. It symbolizes the many different options that are out there that could interest me. Another arrow then moves to feedback. This represents the feelings I have towards the careers that I found as well as the opinions and advice others have for me that  may help me in my final decision. The last arrow comes full circle back to my professional identity. At first it was someone that did not know their life calling. At this point in the design, the professional identity is hopefully present and knowledgeable of which career path I will be taking. This design is a symbol of how this project will proceed. Each step is a step that I will be taking in order to realize my professional identity. There is a visual and intellectual unity among these designs because of the cohesive theme stated above. I chose to have the background be a solid color with a soft gradient to ensure that the images have the entire attention of the audience.

In order for this design to come to life, I had to search for the right images to show the right visual to describe my theme of finding my professional identity.  Constructing my design came somewhat easy to me after fidgeting with the software beforehand. I had a better understanding of what tools to use to really grab the attention of the audience. I was able to use the transform edit to create my own transitions from image to image creating my projects cycle. I then was able to use a gradient tool to keep eyes on my images and theme. Some technical difficulties I came across with the software were remembering what each tool was made for. I had to play around with them as a refresher before I was able to apply them. I had many edits that had to be deleted before I was able to save and submit. Tips I have for those encountering this software is to really practice with each tool and try out different methods before starting a design. It will prevent the mix up of having to delete a layer or group then affecting the rest of your design.

Google search

https://www.flickr.com/photos/temping-agency/15702472586/in/photolist-6WDErY-UPLmXk-dSufTc-dT39RH-dT8JZC-GY26F-dT8Jwf-dT38C4-pVzh2Y-dT8JHN-dT39D4-7MPNcs-7MKMne-Y8o6m9-dfdcBp-ghSejy-ghSdtA-ghSRkR-aPBCbK-5ZmeGT-ghScPj-njUJkA-38iVLu-ghSvNY-ghSRg2-ghSvTY-daCWks-ghSRaR-ghSrsc-iijzuz-ghSSa6-ghSRK8-iiHQr3-iaCGXL-ghSv9w-ghSpna-ghSevW-ghSegY-A1Fxmx-ghSrRi-ghSdwS-9vYVjP-ghSpyx-iiHQys-iijhw7-ghSfhW-ghSS18-ghSRBn-iaCH4s-ghSSNR

Feedback

https://pixabay.com/en/feedback-exchange-of-ideas-debate-2463927/

Professional Identity Unknown

https://pixabay.com/en/avatar-person-neutral-man-blank-159236/

Image Collection for Graphic Design Project

 

My idea for these images above is to portray a story about myself being the blank face representing my professional identity not knowing what I want to do for a career path. The additional images show the desire to find a job that suits me as well as listen and take notes on what others have done to get where they are today in a field they enjoy.

Google search

https://www.flickr.com/photos/temping-agency/15702472586/in/photolist-6WDErY-UPLmXk-dSufTc-dT39RH-dT8JZC-GY26F-dT8Jwf-dT38C4-pVzh2Y-dT8JHN-dT39D4-7MPNcs-7MKMne-Y8o6m9-dfdcBp-ghSejy-ghSdtA-ghSRkR-aPBCbK-5ZmeGT-ghScPj-njUJkA-38iVLu-ghSvNY-ghSRg2-ghSvTY-daCWks-ghSRaR-ghSrsc-iijzuz-ghSSa6-ghSRK8-iiHQr3-iaCGXL-ghSv9w-ghSpna-ghSevW-ghSegY-A1Fxmx-ghSrRi-ghSdwS-9vYVjP-ghSpyx-iiHQys-iijhw7-ghSfhW-ghSS18-ghSRBn-iaCH4s-ghSSNR

Feedback

https://pixabay.com/en/feedback-exchange-of-ideas-debate-2463927/

Professional Identity Unknown

https://pixabay.com/en/avatar-person-neutral-man-blank-159236/

My Professional Identity

My topic I would like to share with you all is the journey to find my professional identity. My reason for selecting this topic is, throughout my life, nothing had grabbed my attention like it should. I have never been the kind of person to know what career path I would be good at or enjoy. I wanted to take this blog of mine and really push myself to think about it and allow myself to envision different careers and how they would suit me. By researching and hearing from others about their journey to find their passions, I believe mine will shine through sooner rather than later. I plan on meeting with others who have figured out their professional identity to see how they got there as well as others like me that need help and listen to the steps they have taken to change that. These original materials I plan on capturing will be raw footage of life’s journey to find ones professional identity.

Out of the four unit projects that I will be attempting, one idea I have is interviewing others who have reached their professional identities and get to the bottom of how they came to be so confident in their decision.  That would be ideal for the audio portion of the project. As for the video portion of the project, by then I will hopefully have some answers to all the questions in my head right now. By going through this project and searching for my identity, I am hopeful that by the end, the video will be of me sharing with you all, my success and future goals.

http://jamesprescott.co.uk/blog/reset/

https://www.livecareer.com/quintessential/career-passion-tutorial

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