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Seayoung Yim

September 10, 2018

Project Overview My Role: Designer, Client Liaison Skills & Tools: Project management, logo design, WordPress, Adobe Illustrator Lessons: WordPress site hosting, personal design process Seayoung Yim is a Seattle playwright and activist. She asked me to digitize her logo and redesign her personal website in summer 2018. Digitizing the Logo Seayoung’s logo is a modernized version of her name in Korean characters, digitized to look like a stamp. As an artistic representation of Seayoung’s name in Korean characters, the stamp incorporates her heritage with a modern sense of style. I used a scanned photo of the printed stamp to design a digital version in Adobe Illustrator. I layered in a texture I found through Spoon Graphics to give it a worn feel. Paired with Seayoung’s full name in text, this logo is the header of her website and featured on every page and the square logo on its own is... Read more

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Ready to Fly

September 10, 2018

Project Overview My Role: Designer, Client Liaison Skills & Tools: Bootstrap, logo design, Adobe Illustrator Lessons: Client management, personal design process Fiona McKay Ready requested a new site design and logo for her coaching and consulting business in spring 2018. Read about the lessons I learned in design, development, and Bootstrap. Website Design Fiona McKay Ready has a developing professional and personal coaching and consulting business. She requested a new website design and logo to be able to share her business and practice with others, as well as create a contact area for potential clients. For the site, I modified a basic Bootstrap template and hosted it on my personal server. For the logo, I combined a royalty free image with text for a multipurpose logo to be featured digitally and in print. We began the process with two initial consultations over the phone and in person. Fiona is just... Read more

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WordPress Portfolio

September 10, 2018

Project Overview My Role: Designer/Developer Skills & Tools: WordPress, PHP, Github, Sass Lessons: File/code management, personal design process I designed and coded a child theme for a responsive portfolio site in WordPress utilizing a blank starter theme for my Mind Your Time app. Read about my process designing with helpful constraints. Process In spring 2018, I designed and created a portfolio site for Content Management Systems (WEB 170) for to fulfill the final project requirements for the course. We needed to use HTML5 Blank starter theme and to include navigation, three sidebars, five plugins including a contact form, and a blog page with at least five posts and categories. The structure of the course and the intersection of the assignment with another final project–Mind Your Time App for WEB 202–encouraged me to design my site early on in the quarter. The first thing I did was formulate the color palette... Read more