Mediated Communications Spring 2013

   Island Loud is my first magazine I have created using Photoshop and InDesign. I personally took the pictures and wrote the articles inside. The cover is a picture of my dog, Samantha, who is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Inside the magazine, I created the tide chart based on actual times and lunar charts pertaining to April, 2013. The idea Island Loud is an actual brand my family intends to establish. My brother, Zack Williams, who is featured inside, is a fashion designer at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. In a few years he intends to create a fashion line called Island Loud. As for me, with a major in Graphic Design, I intend to create his logo as well as any published materials such as magazines and ads. Through this project, I was able to experiment with the tools and options available on Photoshop and InDesign.

       Journey Point is a fake company we created to illustrate our mastery in InDesign and Photoshop. Journey Point is an adventure center with lodging open to college students across western North Carolina. After taking the photos, we edited them to our liking and added them to various forms of advertisement. My portion was to complete the Brochure as well as the Style Guide. My group created a podcast, a movie, and a website. With this project I learned the importance of design and consistency. I kept in mind the analogy, C.R.A.P. (contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity) The actually design, portrayed in the style guide was geared towards a younger audience, college students. The colors blue, orange, and brown represent tranquility, energy, and nature. These colors express our intent to re-establish a love for nature in young college students.