Archive for October, 2011


Review #2

31 October, 2011
Why is file management (organizing your design files) an integral part of the job/assignment process?
–> Organizing each file will help move the job process along faster as well as keeping track of each assignment, layer, text, drafts and final copies, etc.

What is the resolution necessary for printing raster images (images from Photoshop)?
–> The resolution necessary for printing is 300 DPI.

What is the resolution necessary for displaying images on a monitor or website?
–> On a monitor or website, the resolution necessary is 72 DPI.

Name the principles of design and define each in your own words?
–> The principles of design are:
  1. Contrast: Using elements that conflict with one another.
  2. Emphases: Point of attraction in piece that draws the viewers eye.
  3. Unity/Variety: Combining elements in a design to make them work together.
  4. Figure/Ground: A viewer’s eye differentiates object(s) from the surrounding area(s).
  5. Balance: Elements on the piece that are of equal size.
  6. Repetition: An ongoing loop of an element, texture, or pattern.
  7. Rhythm: Visual harmony with design.

Job #10

26 October, 2011

In-Depth Infographic Inspirations

This is one of the coolest infographics I have ever seen. It’s in-depth, extremely detailed, and shows different aspects of design emphasis.


This detailed in-depth infographic is imaginative and quirky. It gives a fun-aspect to becoming President. Adding a sense of fun to an infographic is appealing to the eye.


  This inforgraphic is inspirational because it incorporates the design into the landscape (example: the cellular phone is part of the mountain on the left side). It is appealing to the eye.


This infographic is extremely informaitonal and has a great design. It is a functional design that works well with the information.


Job #8: Basic Infographic

20 October, 2011

The following images are inspirational pieces as to how I may possibly create the infographic. All are from USA TODAY because the way they create the SNAPSHOTS is just…so…creative…

This baseball infographic is informational and appealing to the eye. The chart is incorporated with the players’ body and makes it extremely easy to identify the information quickly.

A great example of an infographic. Easy to read, appealing to the eye.

  The colours are impeccable in this informational graphic. It’s adorable and informational.


Review #1

14 October, 2011
What is imposition?
–> Imposition is when the arrangement of pages in a specific order to assure correct page sequence after the booklet has been printed & bound together.

Why is it an important part of the prepress process?
–> Imposition finalizes the technique and final product. Final proofs and bindings are made.

What other steps are considered to be part of the prepress process?
–> Paper fiber direction, format of the product(s), # of pages printed for the product/within the product, the preferred stitching/binding method, and finishing of the binding.

What is the difference between reader spreads and printer spreads?
–> Reader spreads are how the product will be read and in the order it will be read. The printer spreads are the order of how a product will be printed, not by the order of reading.

What is a spread?
–> A spread is two pages together.