In preparation for my new job, I've been studying Illustrator like crazy. I don't know if I'll need it, but I thought it would be a good skill to have just in case.
I've had Adobe's Creative Suite on my computer for months, but the programs overwhelmed me. To figure it out, I signed up for one of Nicole's Classes. Her classes came highly recommended and I can see why. Alma Loveland, my teacher for Illustrator 101, thought of everything--a book, video tutorials, step-by-step written instructions, chat sessions, and feedback. I'm so glad I bought both the course and book. After one week, I felt like I could do anything! Billboards even! And then week two started and I realize there's sooo much more to learn. Regardless, it's been fun downloading free fonts, testing my skills and experimenting with the programs. I'm looking forward to signing up for Illustrator 102, Principles of Good Design, Typography, and Photoshop classes soon.
Attention Stylists: Oxford heels or flats with the dress? I have both. Not the ones pictured, but close.
Dress from Anthropologie, necklace from J.Crew, and shoes from Madewell and Urban Outfitters (a long time ago.)
Keep reading to see the rest of my Illustrator homework. The assignment was to make a typography poster. I made three: a Halloween poster and two posters with quotes on it. One from Woody Allan's Manhattan and another from My So-Called Life.
|Watch the video of this movie here. I realize now this font is distracting from the message. Rookie mistake. My second attempt below.|
|I wish this were true. I dedicate this one to Margaret Young and Wild Nails.|