I thought today I would share another project, this one being my Web 2 final. We had to put together a fully functioning website based on The Lord of the Rings. I don't have the actual link to share, just a couple photos from the mockup:
At first I was like, "Whaaaa? That doesn't sound like a very pretty topic..." but it was exactly what I needed to experience to understand how being a designer works. I don't get to pick the work- the work picks me!
So, never having seen the movies before, I had to step up my game and research the movies, the books, the characters, everything to help give me a better idea of what the movie was about and what I would focus on in the content.
My presentation went really well. In fact, my instructor said afterwards that it was the best version of the project he's seen anyone turn in! I was absolutely shocked to hear that, but it felt really good to get some positive feedback, especially with the negativity that came from my surprise flu weekend.
My next round of classes are Multimedia Design and Production Methods; I think it's going to be really fun! Our first project in my Multimedia class was a group project- come up with a plan to develop a video to sell a fictional product, "The Stapler 3000!" We had lots of laughs coming up with the special features including an easy button trigger and an LED light that "lets you know when you're low." Sounds genius, right? ;)
It was interesting... we had a discussion about working in groups and how there needs to be a "Creative" type and a "Technical" type. We all went around the room and said what type we thought we were. I naturally said creative, but sometimes I think I am a weird collaboration of both.
What type do you think you fit under? Do you like to come up with all the ideas or do you like to figure out how it's going to work?