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Amy Neebling

graphic designer & nonprofit specialist

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Designer's Spark: Crafting a Design Journal At Any Skill Level

Outline - Right here!

Intro Video - Right here!

(NOTE: I totally underestimated how much time this would take! I plan to add some animations and sub in some better art, but the major part is done. Wanted to make sure I caught the deadline! I definitely have to invest in some better audio equipment in the future though.. this was the least bg noise and interference I could do with the microphone I had.)

What We’re Making

A design journal is a casual, individualized brand book for your personal use. It includes things you love, things you’ve done, things you plan on doing - anything that shapes your style and spark. The journal can be extensive or basic. It’s all about you, and what you enjoy creating.

 

Software Suggestion Links

Adobe Creative Cloud - https://goo.gl/olvopK

Affinity Mac - https://goo.gl/fzwvKc

Krita - https://goo.gl/xzVmKv

GIMP - https://goo.gl/2O6C4y

Affinity Windows - https://goo.gl/5N1a87



Material Suggestions - Ink/Photo medium

Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens Black Fineliner (at least 4 set)

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Colored Art Pens

Master’s Touch Sketchbook 8.5’ x 11” 80lbs

Paper Trimmer - 10 sheet capacity

Tabloid Magazines

 

Deliverables

Results from brainstorming activity

Moodboard/Curation

Individual pages you’ve made

Completed Journal

 

Remember! Project comments and likes are great ways to support other students. We’re a community of creatives at many different skill levels, so be sure to share the love and motivation! Check out the gallery, get inspired, hit some like buttons, and make a fellow student’s day with a nice comment. Pay it forward Skillshare style!


Excited to see your designer’s spark in action!

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