Design Assignment(s)

DesignBlitz

Carry your camera with you this week and take photos of objects, ads, signs, etc. that illustrate at least five of the eight concepts listed below (from the Adobe article):

  • Alignment
  • Hierarchy
  • Contrast
  • Repitition
  • Proximity
  • Balance
  • Color
  • Space

I have dedicated an entire blog post to this assignment. To see more, visit “DesignBlitz Challenge.” You can also visit my Instagram (@Rachs_Story), which you can see here:

Alternative book cover

Create an alternative book cover for the novel you’re reading for The End 106. Use the design concepts you’re learning about in your cover. One bonus star if you create an animated GIF cover!

I created my alternative book cover using Canva. When crafting my design I knew one thing before I even started– Red. I had to use the color red and that was one thing I wouldn’t compromise. Red is color of the handmaid’s uniform and what classifies them God’s gift to the Republic of Gilead. The silhouette of people represents the many women who work for the Rachel and Leah Center, and the one in white is the main character Offred. She is in white because she stands apart from the rest of the handmaid’s. She is determined to break free from this newly developed misogynistic society and regain her rights as a strong and quick-witted woman.

character design

Use Hero Machine to design and create a representation of your character for The End 106. When you’re done, export it as PNG file and then use a photo editing application to place your character in a setting that makes sense. Bonus star if you make the final product an animated GIF.

For this assignment… I kind of broke the rules. I have become so invested in the main character of my semester-long read I couldn’t help but include her in this design. Offred falls under the “Midwife” archetype. She is a survivalist and a feminist, not to mention quick-witted and perceptive. She truly is such a strong individual.

Offred is wearing her handmaid uniform– A long red dress with modest sleeves and a hooded red coat to match. In addition, she is wearing sensible shoes which come in the form of brown boots. Her hair is pulled back ever so slightly, but here she is seen without her white bonnet. She is found standing in her bedroom, a place of solitude.

FUN FACT: The setting behind my character is seen in the HULU original, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” I have enjoyed meshing components of both the novel and the show.


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