>Our first Design Visualization assignment of the semester – design a new header for your blog that represents you as a designer. I was much more excited about this this time than last time.
I’m still a “young” designer so I chose to focus on skills that I have learned and developed so far. I have not yet really worked with color. New tools for the semester were Gray markers. I chose this as my start and thought that the grays would relate to my current blog design. I played around with the markers quite a bit, layering, overlapping, just experimenting. This is how I approach most projects.
I created a background of gray stripes, some light, some dark. Some overlap, some are multiple layers. Then I created a rectangular grid overlay, for some structure and definition. Both of these aspects represent me as a designer. I tend to layer ideas and develop concepts over time and I feel this represents that aspect of me.
I took this background and scanned it into my computer and played with different fonts. I chose to use Plantagenet Cherokee. I enjoyed the structure of the letters as well as the slight playfulness they have. This represents me as a designer since I like structure and a little irreverence or playfulness. I usually want this to be understated and not a focal point, just something small that I enjoy.
Overall my new blog header shows depth, character, refinement, mistakes, layers, and a playful attribute. These are all things that happen in design and embody the designer that I currently am.