This is my slide project- It is on based “The Living Christ” Declaration given January 1st, 2000 by the First Presidency of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. I utilized 9 slides in my project to depict the main points of the talk. My main points per each slides as follows.

  • The Living Christ – Title Slide
  • His Birth
  • His Baptism
  • His Gospel
  • He Was Crucified
  • His Resurrection
  • The Restoration
  • Our Testimony
  • He Lives


I utilized a Light Blue Color Scheme for each slide and added a full transparent title bar across the top of each page with a large Times Roman Font for clarity.  The Final page I actually use the actual full color Painting of the the First Slide which also offers has a coordinating blue pastel to match the proceeding slides.  i thought the final slide would give an additional emphasis to the He Lives slide!

My instructor critique my work and thought I should have all my slides more color coordinated which I did in the blue tone.  I also aligned my titles on each page more consistently than in my draft.

Paul Snow also critiqued my draft with no additional recommendations.

I critiqued Brittney Crisp and Courtney Lamoreaux drafts.


5A Event Flier Project


Message: Through the efforts of local citizens and local companies we can raise the awareness of these special children, their families and their extraordinary abilities.  These children are not lesser in any imagination of the mind and have a great future ahead of them. Get involved and be inspired to help increase the awareness of Down Syndrome and how to help.  Come join our Buddy Walk and show your support!

Audience: I would like to reach out to all those individuals and companies that would like to help raise funds for a worthy cause of helping East Texas families with children that suffer from Down Syndrome.

The Process: First after deciding on my audience and the message for the charitable event, I created 4 sketches of my flier.   I found several of the logos for the Down Syndrome Group and their Annual Buddy Walk online.  I compared my sketches with the logo and my event. I then determined that I liked my first sketch and created my flier using Microsoft Word.

I used the logo’s color of blue and yellow to be the color scheme throughout my flier and pictures. I then carefully examined my Logo to determine what font and color scheme was being utilized in its creation.  I wanted to tie in that color and style of font with my Title and my flier.  I utilized the program The Front Squirrel to find the font, it was  ITC Highlander Std Book  – Decorative.   I was able to download the desired front free to Word and I was able to incorporate it my Title.  I originally used a center alignment then switched to a left after the suggestion of Brother Shurtliff.

I then did the same process with my body text to determine the Arial font in the Logo which I did use in my body copy. Both the Title and body copy utilized different sizes of their corresponding fonts.

Critique Report: Brother Shurtliff made 6 main critiques,  1. Focus on the Main title and make all the other information and logo smaller and perhaps move it away from the Title altogether.  2. I did make my logo smaller and placed at the lower right hand of the page to give more dominance to the Title.  3.I also pulled some of the lesser Title information, When and Where” and placed it in a lesser font size in the top of the right column. 4. I also change my 3 original fonts to only 2 complimentary distinct fonts in the flier, ITC Highlander Std Book  – Decorative  and 5. The suggestion was also made by Brother Shurtliff to minimize the text by eliminating duplicity.  This also help with suggestion of   creating more white space in the text box.  Whitnie Schimpf critiqued my flier and made the suggestion of less text as well.  Ryan Thomas liked my flier as is and did not have any items to change.

I critiqued Whitnie Schimpf’s and Lucy Anglero’s fliers.

Links to images: pictures –  http://www.etdsg.org/    logo – Buddy Walk Logo

Font Name/Category: Title: ITC Highlander Std Book  – Decorative    Body Copy: Arial, sans serif

4A Tasteful Typography-Jim Smith


Here is my design project in Word:



Process: I knew which quotes I was going to select.  I love listening to and reading Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s talks, he is an inspirational man that touches my heart as I him speak about the tender mercies we can have if we just keep on trying.  I had a picture that I was going to use of my little granddaughter having a bad hair day, but the quality of the picture was not good enough so,  I looked online as the project suggested and found this great picture of how I actually felt at times as I prepared for this project.  After finding the picture I then open a new page on Word and inserted a text box off to one side. Then I inserted my picture onto the document and expanded it proportionally to cover the entire page.  I carefully typed my upper quote using a smaller italic black font of  Bookman Old in 14pt .  My next box down was utilizing a larger 95% white 27pt Bold Bookman Old font to match the shirt. My line art was done last but is the next sequence in my picture, that was just added line type that I thought would complement the below the Title and below Elder Holland’s name.  After the line art I decided the size of the next text box and placed it as I shaped the sentences around the arm. I would copy the blank box to use it as template for each succeeding box to ensure proper sizing. I would then type in the text into each box to fill one line.  Tedious but a great learning experience.  After it was completed to my satisfaction to meet all the criteria, I used the PDF2JPG converter and it worked like a charm.  I learned a lot of what not to do and how to work the programs and I actually enjoyed it.  The reward of having finished a tough project for me is to hear how you like it.

Critique Report: I critiqued Whitnie Schimpf, LuAnn Jordan Crossley and Brigham Mero. Lu Ann Jordan Crossley was kind enough to critique my project and she liked the flow of my text as it followed the arm.  The instructors critique was awesome, he suggested 2 changes; that I changed the Title font from black to white to tie in the shirt and secondly to left aligned the top Quote with the Title, it was too centered in my original draft.  After making the changes I like it.  I also thought that the original wording on the body copy was very long so I did shorten the original quote by one sentence without taking away from the original context.

Links to image: http://tomjustin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Frustrated.jpg

Font Name/Category: Title: Bookman Old, oldstyle       Body Copy: Century Gothic, sans serif


2B Blog Post Gestalt

This is my attempt at a Gestalt image. After many fits of frustration as to what I should strive to achieve, this is what I came up with.  My artwork is comprised of rectangular boxes of various widths and lengths.  Each of my rectangles are arrange in a manner to comprise letters of the alphabet to form words.  I thought it would be fitting that as they are a form of one shape they come together to form words to have a meaning.

As in the Gestalt principle they come together to communicate a message to the audience.  It is late, this is my activity and it is the end!