Process/Message/Audience: This was a fun project for me, because most of the work was already done. I gathered all of my projects and put them each in a slide. I wanted to do something different with the background, so I came up with a blue and gold color and used the gradient and transparency tools to blend the colors together. This took me a while to figure out how to blend them. At first I thought it would be neat to match to background colors to the projects, but then I realized there wasn’t much continuity to the slides, so I changed the lower right part of each slide to blue and the upper left slide to match a color from the project. I think it turned out well and connected the slides together. This is an employment portfolio, so my audience will be any potential employers who want to see what I can do and what I have learned. I think it turned out really well.
Critique: On Wednesday afternoon I received some feedback from Jessica Ashton, Susan Ruske and Kayce Benzon, through our class Facebook page. Jessica suggested that I make sure that my text was aligned with my pictures somehow, so I went through all my slides and did that. Then I received feedback from my instructor, Sister Peterson on Wednesday night through her weekly video critiques. She made several suggestions. I aligned all my text with the pictures; I made sure that there was only one project per slide; I used the transparency tool and toned down some of the background colors; I made sure all my typography was uniform and one color; and on the last slide, I moved my text boxes so they were a little off center. I hope you enjoy it!