A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. Each day I will be posting a new blog of something I either saw that day, or saw in the past. I will post the date of the picture taken, as well as the place. Look out for a new photo each day! See what I see. Daily. It’s hosted on Posterous, a blogging platform I came across that is free to sign up. Decided to try it out since it’s easy to post right through your e-mail! It’ll be a fun experiment not only to produce, but to see how people interact with it as well.
This year, I had the opportunity to go to the annual Rally in Tally for the 4th District. Four of us from our local Ad 2 chapter car-pooled up to Tallahassee to talk to our state senators and representatives about the advertising industry and how important it is to Florida’s economy. We set various appointments; which, surprisingly didn’t take very long to meet with each person. Since there was no specific bill to talk about to our reps, we mostly went to say “Thank you!” We discussed how important advertising fuels Florida’s economy.
One of my goals when designing an interface like this one is to keep the information presented clear and concise. For the most part, I think the design hits the nail on the head. With good direction from Carl Vervisch, we all achieved a great functional site, and an ecstatic client. I wasn’t crazy about the color palette, but I think it works. I think I remember saying something like “This is the the most website looking website I have ever done.” Usually when I build interfaces, they don’t look like websites at all, they look like desks, or paper.. Or what have you!
Alison becomes the Web Design Director for Ad 2 Tampa Bay; affiliated with the AAF. Read a little history on how Alison got involved in Ad 2 Tampa Bay. As the director of the Ad 2 site, plans will include overhauling the back-end and replacing it with something more modern and updated. Open to suggestions on features or improvements, however, the design of the site will primarily stay the same.
The poster design was inspired by a photo of my wonderful boyfriend who happened to be holding a book open. The page read: “Never miss an opportunity to tell someone you love them.” I thought it was very thoughtful of him and decided to make this poster, not only for him, but as my leave-behind/promotional item as well. I got good comments on it, and plan to make this poster part of a series.
Often times we find ourselves trapped by a clients deadline that a certain project needs to be done yesterday. This might lead to skipping the most important questions to ask clients. Here I have compiled a list of questions to ask your clients for a better project proposal and a design brief. The more information you know about a project the better results you will produce and less time will be wasted, especially when building websites. Certain types of functionality you might have to contract out or spend more time on than other parts, whereas a logo design pretty much has the same process repeatedly.