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Final Reflection: Jessica Colvin

As an aspiring author with one completed manuscript, I have spent the last two years following the publishing world, watching the current trends and comparing my favorite books to those being published now.  When the opportunity arose in this course … Continue reading

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Book Cover Design: Jessica Colvin

When reading through Chapter 4 of Timothy Samara “Design Elements A Graphic Style Manual” a couple of principles really caught my attention: the range of literal to abstract in images and how that plays into the scale of reality/believability to … Continue reading

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Alphabet Design Proposal: Jessica Colvin

Lately, I’ve been watching Doctor Who produced by BBC and my typeface inspiration text comes from a particularly poignant scene in season three, episode nine “The Family of Blood.” “He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing–the fury … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Jessica Colvin

Garamond has always been one of my favorite serif typefaces.  To me Garamond feels more professional and nuanced than Times New Roman and it has been my staple for non-design heavy resumes.  As a part of the writing program I … Continue reading

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Pattern Design Reflection: Jessica Colvin

My designs are inspired by two different companies that my friends and I are starting.  My first design is made for a company called SparkThinks.  It’s an online tech blog and it needed a logo and some pattern design to … Continue reading

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Point, Line, Plane: Jessica Colvin

While working on a sewing project this weekend, I noticed that the process of sewing a garment is made up of points, lines, and planes.  Points, as defined in Graphic Design: The New Basics, mark a single position in a … Continue reading

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Texture: Jessica Colvin

I am a painter, so the chapter on texture in “Graphic Designs: The New Basics” broke down and explained concepts I use regularly in my art.  In painting texture has always been my obsession.  I love experimenting with different mediums … Continue reading

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