Paula, our instructor for this Seminar, holds a B.F.A. from Parson's School of Design, New York. She has 25 years design experience and works as a Sr. Graphic Designer for a small Connecticut printer. Her freelance work includes public service campaigns for a wide variety of national organizations including the American Heart Association, NFL and National Parks Foundation.
- Choose one or more old cards that you made (they could be last week or 10 years ago!), and analyze them - do they have a focal point? Are they scattered? What could be done to improve them? Create a new version (new papers/sentiments/embellishments are fine) showing how you could improve the older card. Post both of them on your blog, ask your readers to answer the question: "Where does your eye go on this card?" and link it below using McLinky.
No blog? You can use Flickr or another free online gallery that allows comments; or upload your card directly using McLinky, but there will be no opportunity for the instructor or anyone else to leave you comments, so we recommend a free Flickr account. Please do NOT upload using Facebook images.
- Repeat #1 daily (or as often as you can!) for the next 2 weeks. You can also create totally new cards, but we'll all learn more if you're able to share a before/after pair of cards!
- Visit the others who link here, and leave them feedback. Be specific, and encouraging - let's all learn together!
- In two weeks, on February 12, you can enter ONE of your focal point cards to potentially be posted in a photo album on our site. The instructor will choose which ones get uploaded, so pick your best---let your commenters help you decide which one really rocked the assignment!
- In four weeks, February 26, the instructor will choose a number of cards to analyze here on S&S for further learning by us all!