Infographic

This week we were given the task of creating an infographic on one of three topics: our topic interest, key elements of graphic design, or how to write nonfiction well. I chose to create an infographic that provides a general overview of my topic, Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, SC. I thought this info graphic would be a great way to provide some background information on the hospital’s focus and goals.

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The Art of A Successful Logo

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For most of us, we recognize the company’s personified by these logos immediately. Google. Starbucks. McDonalds. These companies, as well as their logos, are household names. However, what if you were asked about the story behind the logo, why the specific colors, typefaces, and layouts were chosen? The number of people able to answer these types of questions would decrease dramatically. Continue reading

The Ins and Outs of Graphic Design

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What do a Coke bottle, an airplane ticket, and a book cover all have in common? All rely on graphic design to convey a certain message, no matter how different these messages might be! This week we have shifted gears and have begun our discussion on graphic design. I’ve learned that graphic design involves much more than a hipster drawing in a sketchbook or a website designer laying out a website. Then, what exactly is graphic design?

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