BYU-Idaho American Journey
Jake oh who is originally from South Korea talks about what brought him to America. He also explains how he is developing his passions for graphic and web design. Jake enjoys playing table tennis and was able to connect with LDS Missionaries by playing with them.
Jake is a talented Graphic and Web Designer who also specializes in ping pong. Get to know in a little more here in this short video clip.
Jake Oh is Jake is a Student here at BYU-Idaho studying web design. He loves being here in the United States. He is into drawing and creating websites that is why he in a web design major. Jake really enjoys playing Table Tennis and feels like he is pretty good at it. Here is a little more about Jake in the video below.
My topic for this info graphic is what are the top favorite genres of music. This will require some research around campus. I chose this category because I think it is interesting to see what peoples favorite music is. As I was doing research I saw some info graphics that gave me an idea of some cool ways that I think I can portray this topic.
Here is my Research: https://www.pinterest.com/plumb0079/infographics/
My three versions of my hook are:
Music through out the generation
Top types of music.
What is the best music.
Monday Oct 5- Friday Oct 9: Research
Saturday Oct 10- Wednesday Oct14: Sketches
Thursday Oct 15- Saturday 16: Vecotrize Info graphic
Monday Oct 19- Wednesday Oct 21: Refine
At BYU-Idaho there is always a lot of dating going on! It is something as mormons we do a lot. As a way to getting great dating ideas as well as have some fun we went around asking people what is the most creative Date they have ever planed or been on. Hope you all enjoy!
The goal of this project is to create a logo that defines the identity of me and is able to portray a feel of who I am and what I can accomplish as a graphic and web designer.
To accomplish this goal I began with a Facebook survey to understand more about what comes to mind when people think of me. Answers that came from the survey focused around drive and determination. With that I also really wanted to convey the idea of being a dynamic designer that can handle many different projects.
With ideas about what I wanted to communicate with the logo I began to research and focus what makes a logo successful. I found that having a concept behind the logo is really what made it successful. Logos need to communicate who or what the company is but in order to do that they need a big idea to grasp onto. Once idea was formed then the focus was on aesthetics of how the logo would look.
I wanted my logo to really fulfill this idea of thinking visually but also have a feel of drive behind them to accomplish a goal. To get that I focused on one of the basic tools of design and that is a pen. A pen is really where most things start in design. Actually physically drawing. As well as being a physical tool it is also a tool in illustrator, really one of the most notable tools in adobe illustrator.
Taking that and the idea of the mind as the source of ideas and thinking things out I came up with some sketches.
These are the logos that came from the process of thinking about and idea to sketching one out and then refining. I feel like each one of these logos address the problem of creating a visual identity very well.
The first logo puts a brain on a pen as the idea of that driving creativity instead of a hand holding it. The next logo focuses more on me but approaches it in a more abstract way. This shows the idea of creating visual interest and thinking about a problem visual. The last logo really focuses on the idea of having a direct goal and focus in design, hence using a cross hair like shape with a pen head in the center.
Some of the problems that really came from these logos were how to create some contrast to add a more dynamic feel to these logos. That was created with the subtle changes in color from the main colors to either grey or a subtle change in red as with the 2nd logo.
My favorite logo is the last logo because I feel like it really portrays the idea of being a designer that is focused and driven to create great work.