Final Portfolio Project

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!

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7 comments

  1. It was fun to click through your project and see all of the work you’ve done this semester. I was pleasantly surprised to see a gradient that changed to match each work on individual slides. That was a nice touch. Very nice work!

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  2. Lynn, I really liked how each slide’s background matched the project but still gave an overall unity to your portfolio. You did a great job and the feel is very uplifting and fresh. I enjoyed being able to see all of your work from this semester.

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  3. I enjoyed looking through your presentation it’s appealing and loved how you did a gradient background matching your colors for each project. Turn out really nice.

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  4. You made note on my blog that we both did similar things with our backgrounds. It’s fun to see how we both had a similar idea, but executed it a bid differently. Good job on your project, it’s been fun.

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