Design Profile 1-2

Designer 1:

Mark O’Bryan, he graduated from the University of Kentucky in the school of Architecture. For Mark, it all started with his love of stereo systems and cameras and from then on he was always curious about how things are constructed, and how can you construct something with a great design as well. Mark likes a lot of old fashioned things, preferably from the 1960s. Therefore he sees design going in a bit of  a remodeled version of design from the old. What I got from Mark was that, it’s not always about whats there, but its about what you can add/build on to it to make the design truly great.

Designer 2:

Jennifer Tate, she graduated from UNC Greensboro with a material agriculture degree. Jennifer now works for  LG in New York while also having other small design projects on the side. When listening to Jenifer she seemed much more modern than Mark, which ultimately is their main difference. Jennifer sees design really being focused on wearables, with new technology. She also said her favorite social media tool was Instagram because of all the cool things it allows you to do with your pictures. It was interesting to hear how she described the future of design because, being young, she knows how to take advantage of our generation and design things catered to our style.


Museum of me


The museum of me consists of these 10 artifacts:

  1. My backpack
  2. My Macbook Pro laptop
  3. My Playstation 4
  4. My UK Nike basketball
  5. My Nike football
  6. My iPhone 6+
  7. My wallet
  8. My keychain
  9. My black UK hat
  10. My TV

These artifacts tell a lot about me. My backpack and my laptop say that I am dedicated to school, it is number one for me. The playstation 4 says that I like to take a few breaks here and there, wind down and play video games. My UK nike basketball and my nike football says I love sports, I love watching them and playing them. My iPhone 6+ says that I love technology, and seriously, who can write artifacts describing themselves without talking about their phone? My wallet and my keychain at first glance don’t really say much at first, on the outside everyone has a wallet and a keychain right? But for me they are a lot more special then that, within my wallet I have pictures of my loved ones that I look at whenever I am down and it picks me up. With my keychain, this is the last thing I have that reminds me of my papaw, he died a few years back and I was able to keep his UK keychain. My black UK hat says a lot about me, although I do have a ton of hats, I wear this one the most. It represents my dream school, and wearing a hat is really who I am. My Tv says that I love watching tv, whether its sports, tv shows, the news, etc. There really isn’t to much thought in to design when it comes to these artifacts, they are all pretty simple. But I would say some of the most important aspects of design used are the logos on my computer, hat, football, basketball, and my iPhone. These logos (Apple and Nike) really shows what I care about in terms of technology and sports. Truth be told thats really all I use when it comes to artifacts. As far of my views and values go, the design represents that I like the simple look, but the quality brand.

It’s FONT-amental

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The font used for this adidas logo is ITC Avant Garde Gothic Std DemiBold. It is located in Louisville, Ky. While the designers were making this billboard they knew that Louisville had two very key marketing aspects, 1 Muhammad Ali was born there and the University of Louisville is sponsored by them. They probably chose this font because it is very easy to read, yet it has a slight difference than most athletics fonts with its odly rounded letters.  

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On the top you can see the digital screen that has the canon logo on it. The font they use is very interesting, it is called Basic Latin. It allows all the letter to kind of cut in, and you can really tell with the C. The designers placed this digital screen in the middle of New York, and they probably chose the font to stick out and be different. Which makes it help onlookers spot it even though it is relatively small.

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This is apple doing apple things. The font they use for their company is called Helvetica Neue. This is very public because its hanging off the side of a sky scraper in Los Angeles. When designing this, the designers new that they didn’t need much when you have the apple logo, people run to this. But they did have to insert the tv and it is very interesting they went with the lowercase letters, definitely making a statement.

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This is a very cool wall painting publicly seen in a building within New York. The font they use is Tahoma. Even though this logo is designed with thousands of pictures the font used is still Tahoma. Im not sure if this font correctly communicates facebook message, and te placement of this logo isnt very good either. The designers probably chose this font to be friendly with no sharp edges and no upper case letters, in my opinion it isn’t working to well here.



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Finally, one of the best designers in the wold, Nike. They use the font Futura in this giant poster of Lebron James in Cleveland Ohio. They did everything right in this one. They chose this font because it is very powerful, with all caps it looks important and it is definitely an eye catcher for those on-lookers. The font is what makes the poster so powerful, without it, it would just be some weird picture. They did a great job with design by mixing an awesome font with a very cool picture.

Analysis 9+10

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For my 9th movie review I was able to look at Rebeccas movie about the cannon camera. First, I just want to say wow. She did an amazing job describing both the camera and the company, hitting on all aspects perfectly. She started out with how the camera is created and how its design is perfect for a photographer. She then went on to discuss the human experience, describing how it is the most popular camera used by professionals in the world. When talking about the business/cultural/social aspects of the camera and cannon, Rebecca was able to give me some really interesting facts. One of them was that cannon made over 3 trillion dollars in revenue last year, which puts them at the most successful camera company in the world. When she described media she did a great job showing all the marketing campaigns they do on social media. At the end Rebecca had some very cool photos and overall her video was great.

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For my 10th and final movie review I was able to watch Abigail’s movie about the Jam Trance Mini speaker. The speaker looks really cool! She began her movie by describing what the speaker is made out of and how it is assembled together. She then went on to describe how people use speakers every single day, and how important it is to our society. When talking about the business/cultural/social aspects of the speaker she did a great job differentiating between them. She explained how it can be used for conference calls in business, at a party for social, and then how people love bluetooth speakers like this for cultural. Abigail was able to also explain how the media portrays bluetooth speakers very well. This product sells for $40 on the market, she was able to mention the many retailers that offer this very product in their stores. Overall her video was good, it could have been better by adding better graphics or having better background music, but I still enjoyed it!

Analysis 7+8

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For my 7th movie review I was able to watch Reba’s awesome take on infinity shoes. She did a great job hitting on every single point with extreme detail. At first I was a bit thrown off because I saw cheerleaders, and I thought to myself, this isn’t an object. But really it was a great introduction. Cheerleaders are the ones who purchase these shoes, because they are processed to weigh 3.9 oz. That is insane,  the fact that you can wear a shoe that weighs that little. She then went on to describe the business/social/cultural aspects involved with the shoes. By having these lightweight shoes so popular, this brand was able to create new product lines like backpacks. She then went on to describe how awesome of a social media game they have. With over 62 thousand followers, this is the easiest way to reach their customers, it also gives them access to a bunch of potential ones. Overall Reba killed t, she hit on all the main points and I learned a lot about infinity shoes.

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For my 8th movie reviewI was able to watch Claires awesome movie on Chicago. This was actually the second Chicago movie in our group, which is really interesting because I know a lot of people who were born in Chicago. That being said it seems like a lot of people are from Chicago. Claire did a nice job showing the city, describing where things are and why things are so special. It was really cool how she described Chicago as being a place where people can openly express themselves through various art pieces, this truly inspires me. She then went on to talk about the history of Chicago and how the media portrays the city. She really focused on the sports teams and how they bring so much attention to the city because they are so good! Overall Claire did a really nice job, this makes me look forward to visiting Chicago even more.

Movie discussion summary

On Monday I was really able to get a lot of different perspectives about the three movies we are reviewing in class. Overall, the movies were good, the people that I was able to talk to really liked Wall-E and thought Helvetica was really boring, which is completely understandable.

The 5 key ideas/questions I got from that was;

  1. About half of the people had actually watched the movies, which led to some difference of opinions when it came to actually watching it vs reading reviews. This gave me the idea to read the reviews as well so I could have both perspectives while writing.
  2. A question that I had was how can I make 3 different movies, come together with the one central idea, design?
  3. Another question I had was when writing, how do I not give a word for word synopsis of the movie, but overview it enough to where I can blend in the story with my writing.
  4. A key idea that I had was to make sure that I saved my picture of the worksheet on Monday, so that way when I write, I can see the difference between what I said Monday before talking, and then what I said after talking to others.
  5. Another question I got was how long should the paper be? Most averaged between 1-2 pages.

Analysis 5+6

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First of all I would like to say, wow. Seth Gadbios absolutely killed this video. He followed everything from process, to human experience, to consumerism, to social, business, and cultural aspects, to how it is influenced in the media. The reason I mentioned all of that first is so I could spend some time talking about what this movie is really about. First, I didn’t even know this was a thing, making a coin in to a ring? How cool is that! I would love one of these things. Second, Seth made sure he went in to detail on each aspect, whether it was talking about how his family has been making these for years or describing the history of coins and their importance of design in respect to countries origins. Right, a lot to take in, but he did it in such a way that it was perfectly understandable and really made me interested. Overall Seth killed it and the ring is really cool.

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The next video I reviewed was William Borders, awesome last name. This movie immediately caught my attention when I saw what it was about. If you haven’t figured this out by now, I am a huge UK fan, especially when it comes to basketball.William did a great job describing each aspect of the movie carefully, also the music in the background was awesome. He started out by talking about when it was built and the original design of rupp. He then went on to describe how much of an impact rupp has on central Kentucky, we live for basketball and he made that very clear in his video. William also did a great job describing how much of an impact has on social, business, and cultural factors, by showing how rupp is a world-wide known arena, it hosts games, concerts, and even monster truck jams! Overall I really enjoyed Williams video on Rupp arena!