Professional Growth

I recently heard a piece of advice regarding applying for jobs. I was at a local advertising agency in Des Moines called Integer. Integer is an international agency held by the Omnicom Group and they are well respected among the advertising, marketing, and branding community. With huge clients such as Starbucks, Nationwide, Snickers, and more, it is no surprise that their employees are as talented and diverse as their clients. The piece of advice was given to my Concepts in Consumer Awareness class as we visited Integer for a tour. The advice at first seemed terrifying, absolutely insane to…

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Color Blocking

Color Blocking

I find that since selfies are so popular in today’s society, that a self-portrait of myself was due for come color blocking, a common trend I see in my school. Tell me what you think, is color blocking the next big thing, or am I merely a block head for trying it out? Color blocking includes my glasses, pale skin, and red lips per usual. Is color what makes the picture? Or maybe it’s the simplistic lines that are created with the blocking? I don’t know why I’ve noted this trend, or even if it’s important, but maybe, just maybe,…

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Classic Beauty

Classic Beauty

These are my first really publish-worthy pieces that I created using Photoshop and Illustrator on my laptop. As a part of my attempt to challenge my Adobe skills, I like to look to Pinterest to find quick and easy tutorials that I can do on my own with some assistance and advice from my wonderful classmates. As a personal role model, I chose the classic and elegant Audrey Hepburn as my muse and used one of her classic profile portraits as the basis for my design. I have created two different photos, using brightness and opacity as…

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