Carson Gladson Project Refined Drafts Thursday
September 23, 2011, 2:56 am
Filed under: projects process/other

Another version of the front and back

Photos of art work taken by: Samantha S. Grover


3rd Poster with My Pictures
September 14, 2011, 1:57 am
Filed under: 2. Poster Project

My Version


The text is hard to read so here’s my text;
Portfolio of Modern Day Photography
The New Snap Shot
By Samantha Sheri Grover California
Photo Journalism

Each one of these snap shots capture a moment in time that is worth remembering. “A picture is worth a thousand words,” I say a picture tells a story that words can’t always describe. That story can even differ for every person who was there. Even a person who wasn’t can miraculously get transported there; they can share a part of it. It can cause all different types of emotions such as laughter, joy, and even sadness. A joke can be attached even a historical event. The places we go, the friends, and family we spend time with often get over looked. Everyone should take time to remember those special moments held close to the heart. Don’t let the past be forgotten!

Poster 2
September 7, 2011, 4:14 am
Filed under: 2. Poster Project

5 examples of paper products with write-ups…
September 7, 2011, 2:31 am
Filed under: Grid Layouts, Write-ups, and Re-do!, projects process/other

1. In this article the use of grid makes your eye move through the entire piece. The Way the photo and text are placed directs attention creating organization, as well as, a first read, a second read, and so on. You see a picture of who the article is about and a quote from someone about her. I like the overall look, as well as, the context. The article was interesting and looks professional. It gives what the article needs to be a successful design.

2. This advertisement caught my eye because it’s clever and interesting. The picture has a nice way of combining elements, coconut and science (the beaker). The information tells you good facts that also make you want the product. In advertisement this is a great way of attracting people to the product. Things are lined up, easy to read, and look appealing.

3. This two page spread of the beginning of the article in Rolling Stone magazine is fun and eye catching. The type is great, as well as, the photos! The small amount of text is bold and easy to read, it even uses grid. It’s simple yet complex; there are not a lot of elements but everything creates a nice negative space for it to breath. Type is a hard thing to work with whether there is a lot or a little. To be creative like this takes a lot of talent.

4. This is another two page spread that I liked. It has a great picture and a great use of type. Especially the title it gets your attention and makes your eye move through the rest of the article. My eye directly goes to the picture, then moves to the title, and follows to the body copy. I liked the font and the colored boxes that aren’t strait. I would assume that is an example of a great way of breaking the grid.

5. This ad for Filtrate eyewear is pretty awesome! I like the creative use of illustration that is incorporated in it. Also the type placed at the bottom of the ad works well. The product’s on a person and he has a smile. The monkeys are adorable, “It’s Our Choice.” I think there’s a small use of the grid but it looks broken like a step ladder or stairs at the bottom of the page, it could be modular, it seems complex.

1st Poster Exercise
September 7, 2011, 1:46 am
Filed under: 2. Poster Project

My Version


This exercise was challenging for me at first but once I learned to only work on one word at a time I started to get the hang of it. Overall, I think it turned out well even though I would change a few things If I had to do again. It forced me to learn the basic text tools on InDesign the first week of class. Luckily a lot of the tools looked familiar to me from using Photoshop and Illustrator. This was my first time using CS5 and I had to get use to using a Mac again.

Get to Know Me..
August 31, 2011, 2:16 am
Filed under: 1. GET TO KNOW ME

1. What is your major here at El Camino? Graphic Design

2. What other courses are you taking? 3D-Design, Political Science, and Latin Dance.

3. Do you have Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign at home? If not, do you know where you can use them outside class hours? Yes, but I have cs4.

4. Have you purchased the book yet, if not, do you know where to do this? Yes.

5. Do you know where the computer lab is? Yes, 218.

6. Do you know the computer lab’s hours? If so, what are they, if not, post them from the white board tomorrow. Yes, N/A.

7. Do you know of any designers, if so, who? Yes, Alexy Brodovitch, Brody, David Carson, Jamie Reid, and Milton Glasser.

8. Who is a successful designer in every day America? All the designers from the previous question.

9. If you could fly or be invisible, which would you choose and why? Fly, because I would be able to see things from a different perspective and feel the wind again my face.

10. What is your goal in the outcome of this class for yourself? I want o learn skills that I can use to further my career. Also I want to create more things for my portfolio to get into an art school next Fall or Spring semester.

11. What is something about you that we would never learn without your answering this question? I’ve had my work featured in four shows this year; one show is still currently going on at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. I have one photo from Kern River on display there.

12. Is there anything in particular you want to study in this course? Just getting better at choosing the right type and layout for a design tp present the message I want clearly and professionally.

Quick About Me:
Hi my name is Sam,  my nicknames is Samrokk. I’m currently going to El Camino College for graphic design. I love photography it’s one of my many hobbies. I was born in Redondo Beach. I’m loud, colorful, and outgoing. I love meeting new people and going to new places. I’ve been interested in art most of my life it is my passion. I also like to surf, snowboard, and travel.