HERE'S THE DEAL: We are designers. We thrive on feedback. We're taught that "criticism is the culture of design," and that criticism is how we improve ourselves. The purpose of this blog is for people to post their work and receive feedback and to share ideas. Please be constructive. And don't be greedy-if you want to hear from others, remember to let them hear from you too!

Friday, February 18, 2011

I am... poster

For anyone still keeping tabs on this blog, please give me your feedback on this poster design. It's a "self portrait" to advertise the upcoming BFA Exhibition. The theme is basically "I am.../We are...". Please let me know how you think it is working or not working.

(Note: the blue appears a little more green than I intended.)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

... why you shouldn't leave class early.

I found out about this assignment yesterday since I skipped the last part of class Thursday :). So I had to quickly throw something together so any suggestions/critiques would be AWESOME!

the sound clip is HERE

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Come On Guys...

I know there are probably more of us looking at this then are commenting or posting, so let's step it up and utilize this and make it a good tool for improving our work!

And someone please add their other blogs in the sidebar...I look like a dork over there by myself.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

and so it begins...

So here's the deal, these logos may scream amateur, I am an amateur. I take no offense admitting it. This is one of my first projects, I am not exactly sure how I feel about any of these. I am designing a logo for my friend's business. He is starting a booting business, and wanted his logo to have a retro feeling. I'd love some advice on any of them, all of them. Be harsh. (It's the only way to learn, if we are brutally honest) So go ahead, say what you are thinking. Thank you very much.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Self-Mark (for Sarah) #2

There, I think it's starting to come to life a bit (especially with those little blood-drip-looking things)... what do you guys think?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Self-Mark (for Sarah) #1

This will undoubtedly change after I talk to Alan today, but what do you guys think?

I'm concerned that there is an element of me that isn't showing up enough... like my... human side. But, give me your feedback and maybe something will work with it in the end.


Friday, September 17, 2010


Here's the finished figure/ground mark! Thanks for the comments and feedback!

For those who had the same assignment, it would be cool to see what you came up with!

And for those who aren't attending USU, let's see something you're working on!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Here We Go

I guess, I'm the one that really needs suggestions here, so I'll be the first to post something.

In Branding, we're working on a letterform mark design assignment and focusing on figure/ground. Many of you have the same assignment as well. Some of the main things are that we need to try and have closed gestalt, be effective in reduction, effective in color as well as b/w, have strong visual weight and positive direction. The letterforms we are working with are our first and last initial. For me, a "J" and "W." Which, I feel, are terrible for things like this, but maybe someone can prove me wrong.

Here's where I am, but basically, I'm having a hard time with closed gestalt and well, figuring out a way to make my initials work together for a decent figure/ground relationship. Any suggestions?

Friday, September 10, 2010


This blog is brought to you courtesy of the "EWG," aka the Epic Work Group which meets Friday mornings at 9 a.m. in the UR Lab on USU campus. It is a resource to further our understanding of design and design principles. As we are willing to give feedback to one another and help answer questions, we will all benefit. Don't be afraid to ask a question, because chances are, someone else has the same one!

The blog is bare-bones right now, but I figured it would put the focus on the posted work. If you feel so inclined,  you may tweak things here ant there (assuming you have administrative capabilities). If you know someone that could benefit from being an active, posting part of this online chapter of the EWG, post it in a comment. Spread the word!