Project One Reflection
I cannot believe how fast this semester is flying by! This past week, we had our critique for project one and we’re already starting on project two! I will have to admit, this project took me on an emotional rollercoaster. One minute, I’m passionately designing and loving every second of it, and the next, I’m having a panic attack about whether my designs are good enough or if I’ll be able to finish it on time. One of the biggest worries I have about many of my designs is if there is enough presence. I enjoy working in a very minimalist style, but as a side effect, I feel like it doesn’t always have the strongest presence or sometimes looks “too simple” when standing up next to other work. I want to push my designs that it will still have a strong presence even when it’s not compared to any other context. One of the things I realized while reflecting on this project is that for the future, I want to explore even further in this style. I want to explore different types of grids and see how I can push my use of white space even further. Most importantly, I want to push myself to get out of my comfort zone and design by taking some risks.
Now that I got my critical feedback out of the way, I will say that I am overall very satisfied with my work that I produced for this project. At the end of the day, I had so much fun doing this project. I enjoyed the whole process, from reading up on Bodoni in the art library to staying up late nights making iterations of the pattern for my conceptual side. I think I ended up with a super strong concept for my experimental side of my poster. I loved the layers of thinking that will allow the viewers to interact with my piece. In my opinion, I think my poster does a good job at celebrating the letterforms of Bodoni. Overall this project was super fun and pushed my creativity, but I’m also happy that we are moving onto the next project!