B250 Weekly Reflections – Week Four

This week in my B250 Web Business Creation class, we focused on starting project #2, looking into site designs specifically for our type of business (mine is affiliate), and what kind of credit card payment processing could work on websites (like paypal). Along with that, I had to work on coming up with the business…

B250 Weekly Reflections – Week Three

This week in my B250 Web Business Creation class, we focused on completing project #1, looking into choosing a site builder, and looking into choosing a website host. This week was admittedly a little stressful. I feel like there’s a lot of pressure riding on the success of the business, mostly because I will be…

B250 Weekly Reflections – Week Two

This week in my class (B250 Web Business Creation) we learned about several things. These things included different companies to buy product from, affiliate method versus drop shipping, and ways to choose between all of these options. The first thing we did for the week was learn about Brokers, Manufacturers, and Wholesalers. We had to…

B250 Weekly Reflections – Week One

This week in my class (B250 Web Business Creation) we started by learning about different business models, and considered where or not we should focus on choosing a business model first, or a product/service to sell first. Throughout this week, I had the opportunity to really look at business from the side of the creator…

Grand Adventures Await – Slide Design

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been researching ad campaigns and have developed a new ad to go with the campaign. The assignment was to act as though my employer asked me to create a new ad for the same campaign already running, for whichever ad campaign I chose. The ad I chose was…

Looking Sharp – Sharpie Ad

In the last few weeks, I’ve been developing an ad campaign for Sharpies for my COMM 130 class. The process has included cutting out a bit of technology for a week, sketching and coming up with designs, coming up with slogans, and actually designing the ad. This is what I came up with! One is…

Desserts Galore! – Icon Set

The last two weeks, I have spent time developing, designing, planning, and creating an icon set for my COMM 130 Visual Media class. These icons were meant to be consistently designed, causing them to go together and flow well with a theme. Icon credit: Jayda Skidmore (me)   Overall Explanation For this project, I used Adobe…

Let the Holy Spirit Guide – a magazine spread

Over the course of the last two weeks, we have brainstormed and designed a three-page magazine spread for COMM 130 Visual Media. This has been an awesome and exciting project, and has been something I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. This post will explain the design elements I used in my magazine spread, including photography, alignment, and repetition….

Aspects of Good Photography

Introduction In good photography, you generally follow one or more of the following guidelines: rule of thirds, leading lines, and depth of field. If you follow one or more of these guides when taking pictures, they will come off as more interesting and more professional. The following three images are ones I will analyze which…

Dallas Farmers Market — veggies instead of fries ad analysis

The image that I will be analyzing is an image from the Dallas Farmers Market in an effort to “change the perception that good, healthy food is more expensive than grab-and-go junk. Our campaign of posters and transit hit lower-income neighborhoods around the Farmers Market, and set out to change their thinking in an unusual…