Throughout visual arts business procedures class I learned a lot of technical details about copyright laws, resume layouts, and starting a small business for myself. Over this course I felt that everything we did was useful to us. Learning how to write up a contract so there is no loop holes any one can jump through. Also learning the correct terminology and wording for the contract and resumes was helpful. The group activities helped stimulate social activity within the class. Researching before the group discussions helped inter-grade the work into your mind more. Seeing it, then hearing it, and seeing it again, I found to be helpful for me to remember dry material when I had a history teacher teach this way. I found that more of the information was bound to stick with me, at least long enough to pass my history test. I’ve always been horrible at mixing numbers up. The research for the road-map to a small business was also helpful in learning a round about number that it would costs to start my own business. Although, all the research it took to find those numbers felt like it took a week! Over all I felt this course provided me with a solid foundation to start from if I wish to start a small business.
The only negative thing I found was the Small Business for Dummies book was unnecessary and never used. I brought the book to class every day waiting to see when we would actually use it in the class, however it never happened that way. The bookstore said I needed that book for this class, however, never cracked it open once. I’m sure it would be useful in the long run and maybe I can lend it to my mom to read over. She has a small business in greenhouses that she runs from her home, mostly flowers and produce plants. She travels to flea markets selling where she has built up a customer base. I plan on joining her this upcoming season growing herbs. So, once again I find the financial road-map helpful since this will help me determine what expenses I will have going into this venture.
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2D Project, Handmade, Gray scale paper, Cut & Glue
This is a design from my 2D class which is composed of 3 art concepts. It was created with gray scale paper, cut with an Xacto knife, glued down with tacky glue, then flattened with a roller. The first concept addresses in this piece is Depth of Field. Depth is shown thru the 3D squares and the boxes receding into the background. Implied shapes are throughout the bottom of the piece with triangles and squares coming out of the background in whites and creams. At the very top of the page, Figure-Ground Reversal is applied with the alternating black and white waves. Figure-ground reversal is when it’s hard to tell the background from the foreground.
- Figure/Ground (emgolter.wordpress.com)
2D Project, Handmade, Gray scale paper, Cut and Glue.
This piece is made from gray scale paper cut with an Xacto knife. I glued down the pieces with tacky glue, then flattened it with a roller so no edges pop up or pieces fall off. There is 3 different sections in this work with 3 different balance systems applied. The first (from left to right) is vertical or horizontal symmetrical, the middle is horizontal or vertical approximate symmetrical, and the last frame is radial asymmetrical. It took a total of 4 days from start to finish to create this piece. My influence for this design was interstate exit ramps and bridges. The triangles and circles represent cars moving on the roads. I believe I captured the chaos of how these exit ramps are in real life.
Opportunity In the Graphic Design Market:
•www.bls.gov reports 14% projected growth rate next 10 years (that means 37,300 more graphic design artist positions.)
•We support Individualism
•One on One personal customer service
Why We Stand Out:
Problem in the Market:
Business Identity = Businesses start blending together, Names start sounding the same, Signs start looking the same
Solution to the Problem:
Expenses for Starting a Small Business:
•Set-up (one time costs) = $40,000
•Annually (bills, restock) = $28,000
•Product Profit $60,000 in the 1st year (1 logo a week at $300 each, I’ll make $60,000 the first year alone off logos.)
•All dues will be paid off in the 2nd with $24,000.
•Add 1 to team in the 3nd year, unless needed in 2 year
•Increase rates by 4th year
•Start expansion in the 4th year to broaden product base
•Logo Design $300 (Includes 3 preliminary designs & 1 final.)
•Payments in full = 15% discount
•Payment Plan = Initial 20% to cover supply costs & Final 80% due at time of final design date.
Businesses need a custom fitted identity. So they will be remembered and stand out from their competition.
- Adobe Photoshop = layer masking, edge feathering, layering, filters, typography, levels, hue and saturation, retouching photos
- Adobe Illustrator = pen tool, gradient tool, mesh tool
Adobe InDesign = brochure & cd insert/booklet
Art Fundamentals & Theory
Use of computer accessories = basic PC & Mac user skills, scanner/copier/printer, drawing tablet, digital camera
Customer service = waitress & drive thru at Sonic Drive In
- Nikon L810
- Lexmark 3600-4600 InkJet Printer/Scanner
- DELL Inspiron 531—Windows Vista
- Toshiba Satellite C560—Windows 7
- Drawing Table
- Tons of Various Crafting Items
Associate of Arts in Graphic Design
Greenville Technical College
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August 8, 2013-present
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March 20, 2012 – April 6, 2013
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February 13, 2004 – March 18, 2007
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