1. @jwcpsc

    Brian Pickings Read and Reflect


    Reading this article makes me realize how much thought goes into each design, of course there are obvious aspects to the design like bright colors are meant to draw your eye to the colors but I didn’t realize that minimalism was essentially supposed to do the same thing. Everything has …

  2. @skyler0455

    design thoughts


    This article really got me thinking about how much of what I see on a day to day basis has been designed by someone, like street signs, posters, food packaging, etc. It’s something that can easily be overlooked. People put their creativity and effort into designing these common things around …

  3. @1kid3pets1hub

    Design thoughts: I have a few


    One thing that struck me, both from the videos and the Vignelli reading, were how important typeface is to design. It seems pretty simple when you first begin to think about it, but as you think deeper about the meaning, motivations, balance, contrast, size, etc. that surrounds the typeface of …

  4. @PabloMccrimmon



    I took a “Graphic Arts” course all four years of high school with a wonderful and passionate teacher (Mr. Erik Leise) who adamantly rejected the name “Graphic Arts” because in reality it was focused on Design. My work fluctuated in quality over the course of my tenor as his student, …

  5. @Marie-Lynn

    Thoughts on Design


    In many ways we do not think on a day-to-day basis how much thought goes into the design process of the world around us. Design is something we are presented with everyday, everywhere, all the time. Everything from the appearance of everyday objects to the decisions we make have a …

  6. @maymaygodek

    Design Thoughts


    In a way, it is fascinating to me the way the world of graphic design functions. I figured most of the time companies of graphic design have a team of individuals who look to the market to make the most money. However, when looking at the way Chip Kidd takes …

  7. @wchiltonumw

    My View On Kidd’s View


    The point that Kidd made that stood out to me the most was his speed bump example. He said that a man designed a bump to slow people down, but not a graphic design example which would be slow down bump ahead. This truly shows the separation of the two …

  8. @HumIsDum

    What I Learned in Design School is…


    by Thomas Pulsifer

    Despite having always possessed a passion for graphic design, I’d never truly considered the thought that goes into it. Typically, when designing a visual piece, I simply go with whatever feels creative and looks good. However, so much more goes into professional graphic design. In his book, …

  9. @ekardos106

    Graphic Design Intro


    I guess I never realized how intricate and prevalent design is. It’s just something I’ve never given a lot of thought. The readings and videos provided so far have been very insightful. The themes portrayed in movie posters based on color is something I never really put together. It is …

  10. @haylie5800

    Late night design thoughts


    After watching the two video and reading the two articles I have a different outlook on design and its features. Often times I only pay attention to design when it (picture, building, home, etc) is over the top, but now I think I will start to notice the subtle things. …

  11. @KendraB999

    Design Thoughts


    After reading the “The Vignelli Canon” short booklet, I learned many things about design, but the main idea was that design can be done in many different forms of art. This can be color, textures, typefaces, and images. I liked how this booklet sheds light on, different forms of design …

  12. @kjax18271

    Define Design


    Everything is design. From the poster you walk passed in the hallway to the back of cereal box in your pantry, everything around us that tells some sort of information is carefully and precisely designed to portray a specific message in a very specific way. Design can be simple or …

  13. @MasonOberle

    Thoughts about Design


    Reviewing the materials on design helped me understand a lot about what goes into creating appealing advertisements. I had noticed some of the film poster tropes that were described in the Vanity Fair video, but the presenter’s breakdown of each genre really helped me understand them better, and the examples …

  14. @mgedney

    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 …

  15. @josephineds106

    Everything not made by nature


    Design is everywhere. Every little thing has some sort of look to it. In reading the assigned articles, I am starting to see more and more how design plays a role. Apps have designs, websites, food, clothes…..! “Everything not made by nature” as said in Kidd’s book.

    Figuring out what …

  16. @grace_long88

    The Importance of Design


    Before reading these articles I did not know how much thought went into design. I did not know different genres of movies typically use different colors in their movie posters. In addition the use of white space, and the quality of the images can tell so much about what a …

  17. @effyuwawa



    I found the info in Open Culture pretty dope. I never looked at a movie poster or logo twice, even though it’s obvious so much though and work goes into drawing your eye to it. It kind of surprised me that other countries create their own movie posters. I was …

  18. @TurnerM000

    Design Thoughts


    I learned a lot from this article. Many every day things that we all use frequently, such as signs, had to be designed at some point. I think that the fact that we sometimes forget how much thought goes into designing things like these, makes it evidently clear how important …

  19. @MoB4884

    Let Me Pick Your Brain About Design


    I really enjoyed reading the article about graphic design. I loved seeing some of the old school product designs and some cool newer-aged designs. It was really cool to also read about the author of the book that the article is based on. I loved how they discussed that the …

  20. @AJSt0rm

    Design: Taken for Granted


    How often have you looked at a stop sign? You’ve probably seen a ton of them in your lifetime, even if you can’t drive. However, have you ever considered that someone, at some point, had to design that sign? How about the title scene to your favorite movie? Do you …

  21. @sunglasses260

    Deep Thinking on Design


    Although I haven’t ever really thought about becoming a graphic designer, and I don’t think that’s what’s in store for me in the future, thinking about visual design and reading and watching this week’s assigned material was quite fascinating for me.

    The first couple things I checked out were the …

  22. @MaddySlunt

    Week Six Thoughts


    Being honest, I understood that a lot of time, money, and energy go into the design of most products around us, but I always felt that it was such a waste. I had heard stories of medical companies spending so much money and time to ask people questions about a …

  23. @AndrewWaite17

    Design Blitz Time!


    This is my Design Blitz assignment for this week.

    This photo represents unity as all the individual elephants are the same shape and size, but together they make something much bigger. There is a sense of wholeness and unity because they are all touching.

    This photo represents dominance. There is …

  24. @AndrewWaite17

    What a Wonderful Design


    This post is about what I learned from this weeks readings. I learned how color can focus the viewer on what is important. For instance, a white background allows the view to focus in on the objects or people in the photo, given there is little background distractions. Color can …

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