The start of the NEET life. Plans for the week include going to a Intro to Rails workshop in Toronto, and possibly the Toronto Comic Arts Festival next weekend. No grand plans. Just lots of “learning what I feel like” time. :3 Currently working on Rails and getting a dev/UX side project blog up.
I wasn’t sure when would have been the best time to upload these, but now was a good a time as ever. I’m thinking of taking a week off soon…we’ll see.
Write in Go (Fall 2014) by ScaleAbility
Every year, the fourth-year class in fine arts puts together work for an undergraduate thesis show. There are many components, and the class is divided up into teams of their own choosing in order to make the show a success. I picked the Catalogue and Design team (what other team would I pick XD). I would like to document some of the challenges in working with studiomates. We handled all advertising design, and the design of the catalogue itself.
It was a bit of a struggle to get everyone on the same page, as everyone was very busy with fourth-year classes, aside from studio. I had never been too close with people in studio, mostly because being in the co-op stream means only doing “half” of third-year, and the second-year classes are made up of a mix of people. Always build in extra time before the deadline in case of anything.
I don’t really have much else to say on this, other than, the teamwork aspect could have worked out a little better if we had split the InDesign document. Also, Dropbox and cloud spreadsheets are good for tracking information and progress on a project.
I think in the end, I will miss all of my studiomates. ^^
Fine Arts Thesis Catalogue
Class of 2014
Cover Design: K. Cooper
Layout and Photo-editing: A. Wong
Content Editing by K. Missio, J. So
Advertising Design: H. Heer
…and lots of help from the rest of the class and Prof. T. Cooper.
Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
We also had a blog where people in studio could write about what they were interested in.
Official website (…)
Show Opening Video by Woot Suit Riot
(I may post the final PDF later, but if you really want to see it, email me, and I’ll share the link.)
Had the show opening for “Blank Slate,” which contains the works of the graduating fine arts class. The show runs until April 5, with viewing hours listed on the UWAG site.
I did not get any photos because the gallery was really crowded, and unlike my studio mates, I failed to get a photo of myself and my work.
To fully understand how I feel about downloading fonts — Metallic Slime (@LucySeven)
I used the Google font Lato for the design of my undergraduate class’ thesis catalogue. One of my studiomates had a copy of an OCADU graduating class catalogue, and I was a bit sad that I hadn’t seen it earlier. Nothing like learning how to use a program better by doing something major with it.
In terms of printing, I’ve learned that just because you centered the work on an artboard and sent it to the printer, they won’t always print it that way. I sewed my vinyl banner yesterday; I was really nervous because I’ve only sewn small items and cosplay before, never an 8-foot banner. The original idea was to use velcro-tape and a dowel, but my professor suggested this instead.
Have to write a podcast this weekend, probably won’t be updating too much. The fourth-year show opening is Thursday at 5PM in East Campus Hall, so I’ll be there. If you’re in the area, you should too. XD