1. @mgedney

    project ideas x2


    After posting my first project proposal, I wished I had looked at some of my classmates’ ideas for inspiration! I had come up with one idea I could go many ways with, but people had whole lists of ideas. After reading them, I considered doing something more music related or …

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    pumpkin logo


    My second redo assignment was my logo I made during the graphic design week. I wanted to test my self and do the opposite of my first logo, a logo you would find during fall. My original one was a soft pink with cursive writing that advertised a bakery. I …

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    dream room and beyond


    I choose to update my dream bedroom assignment from a few weeks ago. The goal was to create a Pinterest board with all the components that build a bedroom. This week I decided to edit and expand what I created. I searched for more pins for the existing board to …

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    weekly summary nine


    This week was dedicated to listening to my classmate’s radio shows and improving upon my old assignments. I started off the week by tuning into ds106 radio on Monday night and listening to the airing radio shows while I reacted on discord. It was really fun to hear what others …

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    project ideas


    What story do I want to share with the world is a super broad question. There are so many little things I would want to share, but what would be meaningful for an audience narrows it down. I think a story the world could relate to would be about my …

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    radio reflections


    I tuned into ds106 radio on Monday night. The first show airing was ‘How to Survive: Advice from the Five’. It was a great show. They covered essential things all freshman MUST hear and made sure to include the details. We heard about the importance of writing every tiny assignment …

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    weekly summary eight


    Week eight was dedicated to finishing my group’s radio show, “Stories from Behind the Counter”. At the beginning of the week, I did my two daily creates. Since my bumper, commercial, and logo were done at the end of last week, I couldn’t work on anything until my group met …

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    radio show progress x2


    This week my group and I worked on putting all of the pieces together for the radio show. During the previous week, we all completed our logos, bumper stickers, commercials, bumpers etc. That left recording the actual talk show and putting all the supplemental stuff into one recording. On Wednesday, …

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    sounds of work


    Record glimpses of different sounds you hear throughout the day, at university, your job, or your city. Compile as many sounds as you would like (ideally in 10 second burst), this makes it easier for editing, chopping, and creating. Then, lay the sounds on some background music you borrow or …

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    weekly summary seven


    This week was dedicated to preparing for the upcoming radio show. I started the week off with forming my group and coming up with an idea for our show. We settled on “Stories from Behind the Counter”. This will include stories from our past work experiences and your typical bumpers …

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    halloweentown ad


    Congratulations! You’ve been hired by your favorite fantasy world to create a radio ad for the imaginary business or event of your choice. Be as creative as you can and background music is highly encouraged. Simply give all the details about the business or occasion and maybe even create a …

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    radio show promo


    Within my group, I was responsible for creating the radio show logo. I used Canva and based the logo off of one of the sample formats. I tried to keep it relatively simple, yet clear it was for a radio show and with enough detail that it would be visually …

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    radio show progress


    I began to prepare for the upcoming radio show last Friday. Over the weekend I formed a group and was able to put it into the spreadsheet by Sunday. Next, my group created a groupchat and planned a time to meet to discuss our topic and delegate the parts of …

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    be yourself


    Find an image and design a Motivational Poster for that situation. It should include advice or a favorite quote. Feel free to get creative or make it sarcastic. 

    This design assignment was a lot of fun to make. First, I found a quote I liked. I settled on one of …

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    KISS logo


    As designers are shfiting towards the KISS – Keep it simple stupid formula and creating Logos that are super simple and easy to understand. I want a something challenging Logo that is simple yet detailed. I know it is hard to a achieve but not impossible.

    This design assignment was …

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    movie quote


    Choose one of your favorite movie quotes and insert the quote over an image from the movie you chose

    This design assignment easy yet tough to make. It took me forever to decide which movie and which quote to choose. I had rewatched Legally Blonde recently and that movie is …

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    t-shirt for fall


    For this assignment, you get to design your very own t-shirt! Find a blank t-shirt template, then add a picture or some text. It could be a joke, a pop culture reference, a movie quote, or anything else you want.

    For my last design assignment of the week, I got …

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    twists and turns


    Create some sort of graphic. Design the overall graphic to convey some sort of feeling or theme, but then have text saying something completely contradictory to the theme or feeling. Sort of like one of those old anti-motivational posters, but with more design than a black box with a white …

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    For my designblitz, I was able to find graphic design in the most mundane things. At first I wasn’t sure where to look to take my pictures and I found they caught my eye when I was not looking for them. Once I had taken the following photos, I found …

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    design thoughts


    When looking at the “Brain Pickings” articles and Chip Kidd’s article about his children’s book, I learned a great deal about how to correctly design my assignments this week. But I also learned about what graphic design is. In the past, I had always thought it was associated with deliberately …

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    weekly summary six


    This most recent week in ds106, I learned how to combine what I have learned in the past few weeks and create different sorts of graphic designs. I started off watching the videos and reading the articles on “Brain Pickings” before starting on my own works.

    design thoughts

    For my …

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    ds106 radio show ideas


    Coming up with an idea for a radio show is a little difficult because the topics are limitless. Since my list was pretty long, I just included my top three:

    ·  conspiracy theories: After listening to “Moon Graffiti”, I thought talking about other conspiracy theories would be super interesting. There are limitless …

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    radio bumper


    To make my radio bumper, I downloaded audio from ccMixter and put it into Audacity. I chose this music because it was upbeat yet relaxing. Then, I came up with a short little phrase to remind the potential listeners that they are tuned into ds106 radio. I recorded it into …

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    weekly summary five


    This fifth week was the most difficult for me. I didn’t know where to start, since I have never had any experience with creating and editing audio before. I downloaded Audacity for my three audio assignments and radio bumper, and it took a little bit of time to figure out …

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    muffled music


    This media assignment has two parts. First, edit a song to sound like it is playing from another room. The audio should sound muffled and the bass should be prominent. Here is an example of this effect and here is a tutorial on how to do this. The second …

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