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Assignment 13 – Blog Post – Kelly Weiland

Life is actually pretty tough right now! I know I know, the typical “I’m so stressed because of finals” talkĀ is being thrown around like footballs, but I honestly am stressed out! Being a Junior my classes are getting continually tougher, and on top of the normal finals stress, I had to put together my portfolio to screen for the Graphic Design major. This was the biggest stress I had felt all year because it is so important to me and I can’t tell you how happy I am that that part is over and done with! School is only a few days short of being done for the summer, and let me tell you, I could really use the break. It’s going to be weird coming back in the fall being a Senior. I don’t know where these last 3 years have gone, and time really does fly. So I guess if time is flying by I am having some sort of fun (sorry, I know that pains you to hear) and I shouldn’t really be complaining.

Assignment 12 – Blog Post – Kelly Weiland

When I googled: Talent Placement Agency I got several results. I clicked the first four agencies listed for my search and those were: Trillium Staffing, Best of Staffing, Creative Placement, and United Talent staffing.

1. Trillium Staffing- This website isn’t AWFUL, but I don’t particularly enjoy it either. Only the middle / body text of the home page scrolls, and there is a non moving crowd of people at the bottom of the page which is honestly a little distracting. The color palette is okay, just doesn’t do much for me. There is one pop of color on the “Place Order” button which doesn’t really make sense to me. I wish the designer thought more carefully about the palette. This website is just kind of vanilla.

 

2. Best of Staffing- I think the overall design of this page is nice. There is a clear hierarchy, and it looks clean and organized. The only thing that bugs me a little is the pop up questions that come automatically when you enter the site. I understand that they are only there to aid the user in finding what they are looking for, but I am the kind of person who likes to find it on my own without being disrupted by pop ups. Overall though I feel the design of this website is very successful.

 

3. Creative Placement – I feel like this website is on the right track, but there is some awkwardness in the overall layout. I enjoy the mix of photos and text but in places it can be a little confusing. I also almost wish the nav was a little larger in size, and the photos on the top right just didn’t exist. Like I said, this website is on the right track, just needs some fine tuning.

 

4. United Talent- Oh boy did I save the best for last…. This website is scary. Choice in imagery is extremely important when designing a webpage and the woman in the picture is actually frightening. If I was researching talent agencies and saw that photo I would immediately leave the site. There are definitely some typographic issues, some hierarchal issues, and just overall design no-no’s!!!! (Like what is that Jobs Available doing at the very bottom of the circle it’s placed in.. awkward). Basically this was my least favorite one that I came across, if you couldn’t tell.

Assignment 11 – Blog Post – Kelly Weiland

I’ve decided to critique Anthony’s landing page for the Las Vegas Country Club. I really enjoy his imagery in this piece, and I think it would be very enticing to a golfer. I enjoy the color palette that he chose and I also love the overlapping semi-transparent black strip that he used to place his text in. It automatically draws attention to the words (the call to action) and the imagery. The only thing I would consider changing is the very top of the landing page where the logo is. I feel like the balance of this piece is a little off, and I would maybe try writing “Las Vegas Country Club” on one line filling the entire top part of the green box with the logo next to it. I think this might help the overall balance of the piece, and give the name of the Country Club a better hierarchy. Other than that I think this design is beautiful and extremely effective!

 

Assignment 10 – Blog Post – Kelly Weiland

Since you gave us no topic for our blog post today I think I’ll tell you about something that happened to me this summer when I was visiting florida. It was a bright sunny morning and we had just gotten back to my family’s house after eating a very fulfilling breakfast, in which I enjoyed warm buttery pancakes and some hot smoked sausage. It was a gorgeous day and my uncle was planning on taking us out on his boat to enjoy some deep water fishing. I had never fished before and wasn’t exactly thrilled about the idea of deep sea fishing. However I pushed my negativity aside and decided to elevate my excitement in the thought of trying something new. As the boat sped out, we were finally far enough away so that the shoreline looked like a tiny doll house city. This made me anxious. Then the fun really started when my dad suddenly remember that he has extreme motion sickness and was getting sick off the side of the boat for the entire afternoon. Instead of accepting my uncles offer to take him back to shore, he proceeded to get sick for the entire afternoon. GROSS. About two hours had passed, and my uncle hadn’t caught a thing, not even a nibble, which I find funny because the whole afternoon consisted of him bragging about the time he caught an 8 foot shark (yeah right). I was bored out of my mind and at this point was so excited to head back to shore that I couldn’t even bear the thought of trying to catch a fish for myself. After some more time had passed, my uncle said “We are not leaving this fishing trip until you try it at least once!” This certainly perked me up. So I hopped over and grabbed the equipment in hopes of leaving this excursion soon. Pretending to listen to my uncles lengthy instructions on how to catch a fish, I rolled my eyes and thought, gee this can’t be too hard. Finally I cast the rod and waited. No bites. It was so extremely boring I didn’t understand how anyone could ever be attracted to something so mundane. After about 20 minutes I was about to give up. Telling my uncle I tried my best, he did his best to encourage me and tell me that I’d have better luck next time…. (next time? Yeah right). I was just about the pull in the rod when I felt something tugging on the other end of the rod… you have got to be kidding me. I could barely hold on as what ever it was that had been pulling me weighed a ton!!! My uncle, my dad, and my cousin had to help me pull it in as I waited in anticipation to see what it was. A 4 FOOT BULL SHARK! I couldn’t believe my eyes. I yelled at my mom to hurry and snap a picture, but as we were pulling the shark opened its mouth and flashed us a preview of his pearly whites, and my uncle screamed like an 7 year old girl who just found out the boogie man lives in her closet. He ran to the other end of the boat in fright, which in turn set the shark free, before my mom could even get a picture. You think I would be mad, but I will never forget the way my uncle screamed at the sight of the shark, seeing how he is such a “rough and tough fisherman.” I was proud of myself even if there was no proof to anyone else, and that scream will forever be one of my favorite memories of my uncle.

Assignment 9 – Blog Post – Kelly Weiland

One website I enjoy that uses flash is : this one. Made by Rafael Rozendaal, this net art is something that is highly interactive and interesting. The user just clicks inside the boxes and the boxes change color and size, making the user responsible for the unique end product. I think these types of websites are cool because what makes humans happier than the simple changing of colors and boxes, it captures our attention and makes us addicted! Overall very cool website designed with flash.

Assignment 7 – Blog Post – Kelly Weiland

How dare you ask what our favorite website is ?! THERE ARE SO MANY COOL ONES! I thought I’d share this one with you since its really awesome and interactive. Very random, but I stumbled upon the Zune site last year and I love it. All of the bright colors and fun animations make the website come to life (sorry, there is some pink involved, but it works). I always enjoy a website that wants the user to be a part of the experience by clicking or dragging things to make other things happen. This website is almost mesmerizing as it takes you through the different stages of a fantasy land. Now what this has to do with a Zune MP3 player…… good question I’m not sure. I do however enjoy the aesthetics of the webpage! I would have attached a screen shot of the website, but it would not do it any justice so here is the link

Assignment 4 – Blog Post – Kelly Weiland

After reading why designers should code, I gained a better understanding on the importance of being able to build what you design. If the designer is also the coder of the website they have created, it will be easy for them to make adjustments and necessary changes to the design quickly and efficiently, knowing exactly how they wrote up the code. Not only does is aid in efficiency, but it also adds a lot of value to the designer themself. Being able to design and code it almost like having two jobs, making you more valuable in the sense that a company only needs to hire one person for two jobs. It also benefits the designer because it will increase the amount of money they are able to make off of a job.

Assignment 12 – Kelly Weiland

Slider

Classwork

Assignment 11 – Kelly Weiland

Isotope Page

Assignment 10 – Kelly Weiland

Superscrollarama

Kelly Weiland – Assignment 9

Flash Animation

 

 

Assignment 7 – Kelly Weiland

Here is my Assignment 7 :

 

Facebook App / Page

Assignment 6 – Kelly Weiland

Parallax

Gradient Tutorial

Web Typography Tutorial

Game Salad

Kelly Weiland- Assignment 5

1. jQuery

2. Mailing List Email

3. Parallax Page

Assignment 4 – Kelly Weiland

Here is an interior page for my Platinum Hotel redesign

platinumspa

Assignment 3 – Kelly Weiland

Okay so I was assigned The Platinum Hotel in Las Vegas

Here is a screen shot of the original home page:

screenshothome

An interior page:

Screen shot 2013-02-18 at 2.33.40 PM

 

Here is my version of the homepage:

assignment3

 

 

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Kelly Weiland – Blog Post Assignment 3

Las Vegas huh? Little bitter about it right now… I was supposed to go there over spring break for my 21st birthday. Recently, plans fell through and I’m no longer going. I was looking forward to experiencing all Las Vegas has to offer.. but I do believe everything happens for a reason soooo maybe I would have gone missing.. or broke… or something else that wouldn’t be so fun to have happen on your birthday :) Las Vegas Smas Smegas

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Assignment 2 – Kelly Weiland

Assignment 2

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Assignment #1- Kelly Weiland

Here is my coded responsive layout done in Foundation by Zurb

 

http://interactivemedia.seancohen.com/fa2012/weiland_kelly/web2/assignment1/index.html

Random Blog Post- Oh so punny- Kelly Weiland

I thought I’d sit here and write a blog post about how much I love the holidays. Lets start with Christmas which is the best. People always ask for snow on Christmas but I wanna know when will it rein-deer? Another good question.. why are there no Christmas-themed breath fresheners… do you share the sameĀ santa-mints as I do? Anyway, its funny how some kids call him Santa Caus because there is Noel. Following Christmas I guess the next big holiday is Valentines day which can either bring joy or deep depression. For me, I plan on making a hearty dinner for myself, and baking something special, because all you really knead is a loaf. Next we have the infamous St. Patty’s day which is also my birthday! I’ll be turning 21, and hopefully I can control myself.. for some reason I think I’ll Bailey-be able to. At least this year, I won’t have to worry about underclover cops. Next thing you know, its Easter which is so eggciting! Even though I wished that the Easter bunny was real, it was easy to see he is eggstinct. However, it was always fun to chick behind all the trees and rocks for Easter eggs, those days are long gone. Next we can skip a few months forward and enjoy the firey fourth of july. It always blows my expectations, and sparks my soul. But lets be real, who doesn’t love halloween? Last halloween I got in a fight with my mummy. She couldn’t help me decide witch costume to wear. I wanted to be a ghost and she thought I should be a pumpkin. Just goes to show you that zombie-body will always disagree witch-you. It’s funny how you are probably thinking I can’t come up with anymore puns, but of corpse I can. Now since we’re almost back to Christmas, you can’t forget about Thanksgiving. This year was real rich. My mom and I got into a fight about how I was cutting the turkey. She said if my grandma could only see how I was doing it she would turn over in her gravy! She also made me take these nasty new vitamens with dinner.. but I took the pill-grimly. I know I’m probably stuffing your brain with too many witty thoughts and notions, but who knew I was so punny? Hoppy Holidays

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