Kyra Joe, Signing off

This concludes my appearance in Graphic Design. Thank you Ms. Kol for teaching me all about the digital world. I hope who ever views my site enjoys all of my creations as much as I did making them.


Racial Discrimination in the work place – OTS & UTS


  1. Which races are most affected by racial discrimination in the work place?
  2. Where are people more likely to face racial discrimination in the work place?
  3. What are some examples of racial discrimination?
  4. When did some movements to stop racial discrimination in the work place occur?


  1. Why is racial discrimination such a big deal in the workplace?
  2. Could racial discrimination ever come to an end when it comes to hiring minorities?
  3. How can racial discrimination in the work place be prevented?
  4. Would more companies hire more minorities if there was a consequence for not doing so?

Visual Metaphor Examples


Topic: Racial Discrimination This visual metaphor is an image of different races forming one face. This image is comparing the six different races of the women and how they are all equal and the same.


This image is showing a group of people in a circle excluding someone else of a different color. This metaphor is comparing what people go through everyday when it comes to discrimination.


This visual metaphor is an image of children of different races in a circle. This is comparing how people of different races are all equal and are one.

3D – Design Project Reflection

What I enjoyed most about this project is how it gave me a sense of confirmation on my career choice. One of my major accomplishments from this project was including the Chanel logo in my design. Chanel is one of my favorite designers and I really liked being able to have this apart of my design. Before researching the career the of a Fashion Designer, I already had prior knowledge of what it takes to be in this field. I knew that in order to be a fashion designer I would have to at least have my Associates Degree in fashion merchandising and have knowledge of fabrics and patterns. After creating my design, I felt that it reflected the office that I would have as a designer which made me more passionate about this field.

The most challenging part of this project for me would be putting all of the objects together. This was hardest part for me because I had to make sure the parts were perfect and not too thin or too thick. I also had to make sure my objects weren’t floating of in the middle of the floor or grid.

This project taught me that this job isn’t very easy and that it is competitive and that you have to be different from everyone else. I was also able to learn how much money I could possibly make starting out as a designer.

To students who would take part in this project, I would advise them to do a lot of research on the career they’re interested in and to make sure that it is really what they want to do. I would also tell them to explore their options before making a final decision on their career project.

Six adjectives I would use to describe this project are educational, enjoyable, interesting, fun, tedious, and helpful.

3D Design – Time

Screen shot 2015-09-14 at 7.55.27 PM“First we eat, then we do everything else” -M.F.K Fisher

This quote relates to my 3D – Time design because it mainly has to do with food which is what my clock is inspired by. I also liked this quote because I love to eat food and I could say that I probably spend more of my time eating than doing anything else.

Art Criticism

Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio

David Hockney


Principles of Design:

  • Movement/Rhythm: The artwork gives form to the movement of the focal areas directed through the edges of the hills, and colors of the art repeatedly.
  • Emphasis: The artwork emphasizes the mountains at the center of the city by contrasting the different areas with its shape, textures, and sizes, making the area stand out creating a realistic feel on the objects.
  • Pattern/Repetition: The repetition of the squiggly lines on the hills and the straight lines of the trees, creates unity and value within the artwork making lighter parts of the art the focal point.
  • Variety:The artwork shows several different designs of color scheme, using cool colors and elements creating a soothing impression to hold the viewers attention.
  • Balance/Unity: The unity and asymmetrical balance between parts of the artwork, creates a sense of completeness within the objects, elements, and shapes making them look organic throughout the art.
  • Contrast: The different contrasts between the mountains and the lower grass areas in the art creates dimension within the elements as they are placed next to each other.

A History of Graphic Design

Art Nouveau

1890s – early 20th century

During the 1800s, Art Nouveau was established as a movement that covered architecture, fashion, furniture, graphic and product design. The graphic design styles that emerged from this movement are highly influenced from the Japanese art form of ukiyo-e. Rather than copy and paste from the Japanese art style, the Art Nouveau artists became inspired by their abstract style of design and made their own unique graphics.


Manuscript Design

Industrial Revolution

Graphic Design in 20th Century 

Postwar  Graphic Design

Post Modern Graphic Design

The Digital Revolution Part I

The Digital Revolution Part II