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Portfolio

Joseph Nixon

Contact
Joseph N. Nixon:
15 Michell Dr.
Sugar City, ID 83448
864.357.8163

Table of contents
Event Ad
Brochure
Photodesign
Logos
Business Card
Letterhead
Flier
Montage
Web Page

Event Ad
Description:

This is a flier/ad for a track day fund raiser for cancer.

Programs/Tools:
Word

Date:

October 11, 2015

Course/Instructor:

Jason Stucki, Comm 130 Visual Media

Objectives:

Find, scan and import a high-quality image. Create a full-bleed


design. Use text boxes for layout in Word. Insert and edit
images in Word.

Process:

I started with the image. I sized and cropped it for a full bleed,
and then found a styling option in the settings that removes
shades from the image. This final one shows 6 shades. I then
worked on adding the title and the information. Spent a good
deal of time mimicking the tone of the shell logos colors for
the title and subtitle. Added the provided by information. And
lastly the less important but potentially interesting information
in low contrast under the car.

560 HP 4.4 Liter V8


Fueled by Shell V-Power
Premium Gasoline

Fight Cancer Help Raise Funds


Take a track day in a 2015 BMW M6
For Packages and Information call/Email
408-555-0850 / FightHungerWithBMW.com
Thunderhill Raceway Park, California
January 12-19 6am-9pm

Brochure
Description:

Web Developer convention/conference

Programs/Tools:
Illustrator and InDesign

Date:

December 6, 2015

Course/Instructor:

Jason Stucki, Comm 130 Visual Media

Objectives:

Set up and align a two-sided, folded document. Learn how to


wrap text around an image. Use paragraph styles in InDesign.

Process:

I started with a decent template but modified it heavily to fit the


content and the Logo I designed. The color scheme seemed to
fit well. It didnt initially have orange throughout the document,
it was only in the logo, and that caused some issues, so I
changed some of those segments to be orange to make sure
the colors balanced out.

PhotoDesign
Description:

A personally taken photograph that has been edited using


Photoshop and combined with a quote keeping a color scheme

Programs/Tools:
Photoshop

Date:

December 12, 2015

Course/Instructor:

Jason Stucki, Comm 130 Visual Media

Objectives:

Learn basic photography skills. Use a digital camera to take


a quality image, then download it. Size and crop the image.
Adjust image brightness, contrast, hue and saturation levels.
Use a selection tool to isolate a portion of the image.

Process:

I found this photo to be my best option, I used the selection


tool to grab what I needed, and began adjusting the levels,
curves, and other aspects. I used the color picker to grab a
color off of the tractor and modified it slightly for the words to
keep a color scheme.

Logos
Description:

Logo for a fictional book store

Programs/Tools:
Illustrator

Date:

October 25, 2015

Course/Instructor:

Jason Stucki, Comm 130 Visual Media

Objectives:

Create a logo to fit a company or personal image. Use basic


tools of Illustrator

Process:

I had an image of the actual spectacled owl, and I used a very


thick brush and copied some of the strokes I could see. I put in
a good deal of effort to make the owl not look too flier

Business Card
Description:

Matching letterhead and business card designed using a


personally created logo

Programs/Tools:
InDesign

Date:

November 8, 2015

Course/Instructor:

Jason Stucki, Comm 130 Visual Media

Objectives:

Design consistent layouts for a business card and letterhead.


Use the basic tools of Illustrator & InDesign.

Process:

I followed the specifications for the card size, and then added
the logo for the front, and on the back I created a new version
of the owl that was about 70% transparent and grey. I made
sure to use complimentary typefaces.

Letterhead
Description:

Matching letterhead and business card designed using a


personally created logo

Programs/Tools:
InDesign

Date:

November 8, 2015

Course/Instructor:

Jason Stucki, Comm 130 Visual Media

Objectives:

Design consistent layouts for a business card and letterhead.


Use the basic tools of Illustrator & InDesign.

Process:

I kept the color of the logo throughout the document, and


added some lines on the top and bottom for styling, and to
break up the contact/address info and my name. Theres a large
water mark on the bottom left of the page.

Flier
Description:

Black & White promotional flier to promote a graduate


leadership conference.

Programs/Tools:
InDesign

Date:

October 4, 2015

Course/Instructor:

Jason Stucki, Comm 130 Visual Media

Objectives:

Apply the design principles and use appropriate typography.


Incorporate basic InDesign skills to improve basic flier layout.
Create a project folder with image, logo and InDesign document
to keep links intact.

Process:

After sketching several layouts, I settled on this one and I


focused most of my attention on getting the flow working and
to make sure not to trap any white space.

Montage
Description:

And inspirational montage made by the blending of two or more


images, and the use of typography.

Programs/Tools:
Photoshop

Date:

October 25, 2015

Course/Instructor:

Jason Stucki, Comm 130 Visual Media

Objectives:

Learn to manage Photoshop layers. Learn to blend images


together smoothly, using masks. Use filters. Apply appropriate
typography.

Process:

I placed a slightly cropped version of the beads as the


background, then carefully cropped out the monk and placed
him inside the circle of the beads. After that I lowered the
opacity of the monk, and put a levels mask on. I then added the
text.

Webpage
Description:

A web page designed to showcase a personally created logo.

Programs/Tools:

Illustrator, SublimeText 3, Firefox, Chrome HTML5, and CSS3.

Date:

November 22, 2015

Course/Instructor:

Jason Stucki, Comm 130 Visual Media

Objectives:

Size and optimize an original logo as a .png for a web page.


Write content to describe the process of creating your logo and
how it appeals to a target audience. Design a web page using
HTML to display a logo and content.

Process:
I already create websites, this one was very minimal. I left the
colors as fairly neutral, and easy to read, while adding little
accents for the main color from the logo. The CSS was simple,
just colors and alignments with simple font-family declarations
no special or custom fonts.