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Design Exploration: Typography, Logos, and More Title: Exploring Design Inspirations: From Giant Robot to Unique Visuals

Q1.
Related to our Expressive Typography assignment this week, I want you to watch the Netflix documentary about Jonathan Hoefler a type designer who’s created many famous typefaces in the last few decades. If you don’t have a Netflix account, please let me know
I got really inspired by this documentary and now I have a new look at typography.
Please write a paragraph about your impressions of Hoefler and his work
Please comment on at least ONE other person’s post
Peer’s post:
For me, first of all, his passion for his work is fascinating; his attention to the details and his dedication. I have never looked at typography like this and it seemed really simple for me but now I understand that designing a font takes a lot of time and needs and requires a lot of obsession and precision. Typography is important not only in graphics and art but in all aspects of our daily lives.
Q2. Post any examples interesting type that you saw (either in person or online) and write a little paragraph about why you found it to be interesting. For this assignment, the type doesn’t have to be created digitally, so it can include things like hand-painted signs, etc.
Q3. Watch the short documentary (15:15) below on Paul Rand, a designer who’s created an astounding amount of high-profile logos (among other things) over many decades. Please write a paragraph about your impressions on Paul Rand and his work, and comment one peer’s post
Peer’s post: I find interesting that Paul Rand wasn’t satisfied with his work at time. He prints a brochure for his clients, not just one or two prints but a full catalogue to capture his idea of simplicity and determination. It was not just the logo but also how it could be applied to other forms of presentation with, shirts, other lettering, and font size. I find it inspiring of how much thought and emotion goes into making a logo for Paul Rand. He did just create something and moved on but left a creative legacy that many people find motivating.
Q4. Since we’re working on some logos this week, I’d like for you to post an interesting logo that you saw (either in person or online) and write a little paragraph about why you found it to be interesting. Q5. Post an interesting design that you saw (either in person or online) and write a little paragraph about why you found it to be interesting. The visual can be an ad, a billboard, a poster, basically any kind of a designed image.
Q6. This week look for interesting designs applied to apparel. T-shirts are a big one, but also hats, jackets, shoes, etc. Start in your own closet: what kind of designs we choose to wear on our clothes says a lot about ourselves and our interests. I’m specifically looking for designs/visuals applied to apparel; not the design of the apparel itself. I hope that makes sense–I look forward to seeing what you share!
Q7. look for interesting online ads! There’s no shortage of online ads, am I right? I’m on Instagram the most, and pretty much every other post is an ad. I’m curious what social media platforms you use the most, if any–please list, if you care to.
Q8. This week look for interesting package design. It could be the structure and/or just the graphics. It might be easier to spot these in physical stores rather than online, so next time you’re at Target or whatever, spend a little more time in the aisles to see what catches your eye!
Q9. I want you to be on the lookout for multipage documents like brochures, magazines, and books. You will most likely have to find physical examples that you can take pics of to post, as I don’t want to see just a cover. I want to see at least a cover and one spread.
Q10. Find designs that use color in an interesting way. They don’t necessarily have to use a LOT of color either. Q 11. Post any examples interesting type that you saw (either in person or online) and write a little paragraph about why you found it to be interesting. For this assignment, the type doesn’t have to be created digitally, so it can include things like hand-painted signs, etc.
Q.12 As inspiration for our magazine project, I wanted to introduce you to the pioneering LA-based Asian American magazine and retail store Giant Robot It started out as a scrappy zine created by two college students who wanted to create the kind of content they felt were being sidelined or ignored by mainstream magazines. It went on to become a powerful cultural force in LA, California, and beyond. Alas, the magazine is no longer around, but the store still is.
Here is the link to the PBS Artbound Giant Robot documentary
Write a paragraph about your impressions about the documentary.
Please comment on at least one other person’s post. Peer’s post: I found it very interesting learning about how the magazine started. It was interesting to learn about how founders of it met and what their personal interests were. I also found it interesting about how Japanese culture wasn’t really looked at in the US today. I think it would’ve been very cool to check out this magazine if it was still out.
Q13. We’re coming down to the wire! Post an interesting design that you saw (either in person or online) and write a little paragraph about why you found it to be interesting. The visual can be an ad, a billboard, a poster, basically any kind of a designed image.

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Customizing Invoices and Proof Forms in Adobe Illustrator “Understanding Rates and Pricing for Graphic and Web Design Projects”

Overview
For this discussion forum post you will customize the invoice and Proof forms in Adobe Illustrator based on the criteria provided this week, and upload your completed files here as .jpg files. These will be considered “living documents,” so we will continue to update them over the next few weeks based on class lectures. Assignment Relevance
This assignment is important because learning to create, and use invoices and proof forms are an important part of running your own design business. You will need to design and use invoices and proof forms when running your own business in the fields of Graphic Design and Multimedia. Steps to Complete this Assignment
DOWNLOAD the templates
REVIEW the required sections that you need to include on your invoices and proof forms
REVIEW your ideas/inspiration that you found last week
USE Illustrator to customize the templates based on your own preferred aesthetics (composition, color, shapes, etc.)
UPLOAD your completed invoice and proof forms to this locationtemplates to Customize for Class
Links to an external site.Project Billing Spreadsheet
Please customize the provided Microsoft Excel project billing spreadsheet Download project billing spreadsheetso that it can be used to keep track of your time worked on upcoming class projects. You must customize the following sections of the project billing spreadsheet:add your name/business name in the header section
add the client name
add your hourly rate to the Cost/Hour fields for the different types of tasks
change any of the items in the work description fields as you see fit
Invoice
Please customize the provided Adobe Illustrator invoice template, Download nvoice template, or use it as a reference to create a whole new one from scratch. Your invoice should demonstrate your unique aesthetic, thus you need to significantly change the template from its current state. Your completed invoice must include the following sections:your logo – designed as a thumbnail sketch from the assignment last week
your contact information – including your phone number and email address
date – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
project name – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
terms – this section describes when payment is expected
quantity section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
description section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
rate section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
amount section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
total due section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
Proof Form
The proof form is the document that the client will review and sign off on, or makes notes regarding requested changes. Please customize the provided Adobe Illustrator proof form Download proof form, or use it as a reference to create a whole new one from scratch. Your Proof Form should demonstrate your unique aesthetic, thus you need to significantly change the template from its current state. Your proof form must include the following:your logo – designed as a thumbnail sketch from the assignment last week
your contact information – including your phone number and email address
date – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
project name – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
proof type section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
approved checkbox section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
changes section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
signed by client section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
date by client section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
print name by client section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
language at the bottom explaining the AMOUNT you will charge for changes made after the document is signed
The following video will go over the basics for understanding the purpose of the these documents, and how you will work with them in Adobe Illustrator. Please first watch the assigned LinkedIN Learning videos for more step-by-step instruction on using Illustrator.https://youtu.be/XajH5GfVY-cLinks to an external site.I chose the web design job and the hourly rate of $45/hour.I set this rate based on the following:1. Research the market rates in my area that range from $30 to $60 an hour2. Based on my experience and portfolio, which demonstrates a strong understanding of web design principles and technologies (assuming, of course)3. Considering the cost of living in my area and the need to compete fairly with colleaguesFor the graphic design hourly rate, I choose $28/hour.
Considering the complexity and range of graphic design projects, which can vary from 20 to 40 dollars

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“Reviving Fashion Sustainability: The Journey of Recycled Jeans”

Please my project called ” say  no for fast fashion” I recycled my jeans and I attached the picture 

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“Empowering Sustainable Fashion: A Workshop on Recycled Jeans Design”

Some one else will do for me the design  I needthe research and the writing  
( say no for fast fashion) 
By using the proudct ( recycled jeans) 
And instand of machine I want to do workshop 

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Customizing Invoices and Proof Forms in Adobe Illustrator Understanding the Purpose of Design Documents and Working with Adobe Illustrator

Overview
For this discussion forum post you will customize the invoice and Proof forms in Adobe Illustrator based on the criteria provided this week, and upload your completed files here as .jpg files. These will be considered living documents, so we will continue to update them over the next few weeks based on class lectures. ( My name is Esmaeil Bakhshi, and you can choose the client name and other details)( I send the logo in file for you)
Assignment Relevance
This assignment is important because learning to create, and use invoices and proof forms are an important part of running your own design business. You will need to design and use invoices and proof forms when running your own business in the fields of Graphic Design and Multimedia. Steps to Complete this Assignment
DOWNLOAD the templates
REVIEW the required sections that you need to include on your invoices and proof forms
REVIEW your ideas/inspiration that you found last week
USE Illustrator to customize the templates based on your own preferred aesthetics (composition, color, shapes, etc.)
UPLOAD your completed invoice and proof forms to this locatioTemplates to Customize for Class
Links to an external site.Project Billing Spreadsheet
Please customize the provided Microsoft Excel project billing spreadsheet Download project billing spreadsheetso that it can be used to keep track of your time worked on upcoming class projects. You must customize the following sections of the project billing spreadsheet:add your name/business name in the header section
add the client name
add your hourly rate to the Cost/Hour fields for the different types of tasks
change any of the items in the work description fields as you see fit
Invoice
Please customize the provided Adobe Illustrator invoice template, Download nvoice template, or use it as a reference to create a whole new one from scratch. Your invoice should demonstrate your unique aesthetic, thus you need to significantly change the template from its current state. Your completed invoice must include the following sections:your logo – designed as a thumbnail sketch from the assignment last week
your contact information – including your phone number and email address
date – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
project name – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
terms – this section describes when payment is expected
quantity section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
description section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
rate section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
amount section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
total due section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
Proof Form
The proof form is the document that the client will review and sign off on, or makes notes regarding requested changes. Please customize the provided Adobe Illustrator proof form Download proof form, or use it as a reference to create a whole new one from scratch. Your Proof Form should demonstrate your unique aesthetic, thus you need to significantly change the template from its current state. Your proof form must include the following:your logo – designed as a thumbnail sketch from the assignment last week
your contact information – including your phone number and email address
date – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
project name – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
proof type section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
approved checkbox section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
changes section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
signed by client section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
date by client section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
print name by client section – this will be a blank placeholder that you will fill out at a later time
language at the bottom explaining the AMOUNT you will charge for changes made after the document is signed
The following video will go over the basics for understanding the purpose of the these documents, and how you will work with them in Adobe Illustrator. Please first watch the assigned LinkedIN Learning videos for more step-by-step instruction on using Illustrator.https://youtu.be/XajH5GfVY-cLinks to an external site.