Final booklet

Spread 1

Added rotation and green color change to the main title “Webapp” to invoke more interest.  Second spread and following have reduced the width of comments from the previous critique.

Spread 2

Each code page have a snippet showing the progress of when that specific code was written.  Statistics include date, time taken, lines of code, and emoticon for mood.

Spread 3

Same style as above.

Spread 4

Final back cover includes the same style comments like interior, but differentiates by having a green outline indicating uniqueness of author bio.  ASCII picture of myself is left in due to popular requests.

PDF: Booklet Final Spread


Interior spreads

Spread 1

This was the 1st spread of the three designs from the spread design critique.  This was picked due to its simplicity and separation of content of code from application screenshots.

Spread 2

Spread 2 which includes additional application shots and code.

Spread 3

Spread 3 follows from spread 2 with more application screenshots.

Identifying typographic grids

Multicolumn grid

Grids aren’t immediately obvious.  It seems to be two columns in a two thirds one third ratio, though parts of a column may spill over the boundary.

Multicolumn grid

The pictures in these pages don’t seem to be in a grid like layout.  The text are in three columns.

Multicolumn grid

Again pictures in this particular layout aren’t very grid-like.

Multicolumn grid

This grid is made up from 3 to 5 columns with some parts of text/picture overlapping other areas.

Multicolumn grid

This layout has two columns in an one third two thirds ratio and has no pictures so layout is easier.

Multicolumn grid

This is more of a standard magazine which is divided up into three columns with the picture taking up a multiple, in this case, three columns.

Resume and business card final

Final Resume

Took in the suggestions from Tuesday’s critique and changed the name to be in one color with heavier stroke.  Additionally, added more space between Courses and Language.  The area between the left and right column has also expanded for clear separation.  Arrow bullets were removed due to distraction, and the overall resume was slight adjusted in location.

Final Business Card

Keeping with the clean design of the resume, name is colored and bolded in Garamond with title, affiliations, and contact information in Helvetica.  Carnegie Mellon logo adds prominence to institution association.

Resume rough draft


Sketches were aligned to the two thirds, one third rule.  Played around ideas stemming from the classical resume layout.

Resume Draft

Used Garamond for name to differentiate from the rest of the resume.  Coloring highlights the main parts of the resume (along with all caps).  Following the two thirds, one third rule to focus attention on employment experience.  Four levels of hierarchy to further classify personal information.

Typographic Hierarchy (part 4)

Color Design 1

This was a redesign of one of the critiqued designs from part 3.  Moved all of the films to one side to maintain unity.  In addition, not all words are hugging along the same diagonal line (the dates for example).  Used minimal coloring as Miyazaki films aren’t very heavy and dense, but rather light and innocent.  Brought “Admission free” up to top of line so more emphasis is given.  Italicized “present” and dates to add some differentiation.  Choice of colors still doesn’t seem to be ideal.

Color Design 2

This design is also one that was critiqued in part three.  Though the design still emphasized indentation, there are slight changes in the general left to right style to create a more centered approach.  This redesign brought up importance of the main subject with bold colors and has a blockbuster feel to it.  This is probably my favorite of the three designs for this assignment.

Color Design 3

This design is build upon one of the non-critiqued designs from part three.  The general left and right is preserved with added interplay of colors.  “Hayao Miyazaki” is moved to the left as opposed to the right to create more balance and emphasis.  “Admission free” is put at the bottom to create a focal point, so viewers can see it despite its smaller size.  Again minimal color is employed to give a lighter feel.

Assignment 4 (Part 2 Critique)

Horizontal shift & linespacing Critique

This design will be more beneficial with different sized fonts, though I should utilize more white space.

Horizontal shift & stroke weights Critique

There was too much bold emphasis.  The inverting idea is interesting since it eliminates the density of the design and keeps the separation and main points there.

Linespacing & stroke weights Critique

There was again too much bold in this design.  Perhaps I’ll use spacing to do the main separation job.