I hoped to be more diligent in using this blog feature…However, it can be difficult to put something down that you want to be useful and meaningful.
This fall I have been teaching an entry level design class at Parkland College. It’s been quite an experience???mostly learning more about myself. I feel sorry for my students who suffered with me (because of me) for the first month. It’s not the first time I have taught (I taught “visual organization” and “production” to sophomore design majors while I was a grad student at the U of I in 1988-89???before most of my students were born), but after 4 years of working on my own with only my dog, Henry, to speak to, I found it very hard to verbally articulate my thoughts. It’s taken several weeks for me to finally feel comfortable. I have developed my own exercises and projects that deal with the aspects of design that I think are most important.
I’ve been using Blogger to convey information and give presentations to my design class, and others. I try to pull in my own experience to relate to the class the “what” and “why” this is important. Some show the process, other examples show how professional (and great) designers use fundamentals of visual organization and typography to solve a communication problem in an innovative way.
I didn’t think it would be appropriate for my business site but after a few entries, I think it may be of interest to clients who are interested in the process of design, as well as showing potential clients who are searching for a creative provider, my thinking process.
Anyway, here is the link: johnbonadies.blogspot.com
Posted on Nov 18, 2009 - 10:34 AM
Greetings! Welcome to my attempt at blogging.
I hope to populate this column with my thoughts and experiences with the process of design and execution of craftsmanship???not only in graphic design???but in other areas as well. I have interests in woodworking, furniture building, home renovation, tools (I really like tools!), photography, design education, and other topics. I may document the design process of a project, show photos of a piece of furniture I built, or just discuss something I learned that might be of interest to you.
We’ll see where where it all leads…
Posted on Jun 01, 2009 - 08:29 PM