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Portfolio

Mark Howard
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Mark Howard
937.242.3708
othniel0122@gmail.com
Table of Contents
Project 4 Montage
Project 8 Brochure
Project 2 Event Ad
Project 1 Flier
Project 6 Stationary
Project 7 Webpage
Project 5 Logo
Project 4 Montage
Description: This montage project was to blend two or more
images, apply a flter to some, or all of the project, and add an
inspirational quote or title.
•Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, Steps taken while designing):
Using photoshop, I applied a mask and flter over the image of
the Knight Hospitaller to give him what I hope comes off as a
somewhat ethereal appearance. I thought that the quote and
images worked well together with the decorative font in a sort
of “ghosts of the crusades” theme. The castle ruins is actually
an image of Krak de Chevaliers, a prominent fortress in the
southern reaches of the Principality of Antioch (modern Syria)
and the headquarters of the Hospitallers in the Holy Land. I
brushed out a few tourists on the farthest visible portion of
the wall. After all, Uncle Joe and Aunt Sue in their t-shirts and
baseball caps detract a little bit from the message. The quote
I chose was from Frederick Barbarossa who was a king who
actually died on the Third Crusade.
•Message: If you try to butter both sides of the toast, you make
a mess.
•Audience: largely English speakers with internet access.
•Top Thing Learned: I learned quite a bit about the various brush
tools and layers in photoshop.
•Title Font Name & Category: Washington Text, Decorative
•Copy Font Name & Category: Shruti, Sans Serif
•Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of
site): The Knight Hospitaller image was one I had saved to
my desktop a couple year ago and I unfortunately couldn’t
fnd it on the website it was originally posted on. However the
background image can be found here: http://7tripson.com/
pictures?destination=krak-des-chevaliers-syria#4
Project 8 Brochure
Description: A brochure intended to illustrate concepts learned
previously in the semester.
b.Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I used InDesign for
the general layout for the brochure. I edited several of the
images in Photoshop. I also created the Maltese Cross logo
in Illustrator. The lines dividing the outside and inside of the
brochure into thirds represent folds in the paper. They were
created with the pen tool in Illustrator.
c.Message: The Holy Land is in danger from Saracen
aggression, and must receive aid at once.
d.Audience: Higher ranking nobles capable of felding large
armies for an extended campaign.
e.Top Thing Learned: I learned how using Illustrator, InDesign,
and Photoshop in concert can create a far superior product to
one using just one program.
f.Title Font Name & Category: Morpheus, Decorative
g.Copy Font Name & Category: Arial, San Serif
h.Word Count of copy: 250
The Third Crusade
The Threat
Join us on Crusade! Take up the Cross! The
Holy Land itself pleads to you for redemption.
Right now, Outremer is under siege by the vile
Saracens. Through sword, rapine, and famine
they have polluted the holy altars, desecrated
the land of Christians with their foul practices,
and seek to either kill or subjugate any who
stand in their way. At this moment, the Greeks
stand upon the verge of annihilation by these
encroachments while those
who once ruled Jerusalem
itself either lay dead or have
been captured by men greedy
for the ransom they might
obtain from them. They plead
for the aid of their fellow
Christians. They must be
freed and the land redeemed.
The Call
Who shall answer this call if not you? You whose
strength and glory in arms is renowned throughout the
world! You whose prowess in battle is great enough to
humble any who dare resist you. Your uprightness of
No Effort Is in Vain
If it is but a small thing to make pilgrimage to Rome
to visit the shrines of the saints there and yet you
receive great reward for such a pilgrimage how
much greater shall be your reward for liberating
the land of the apostles and of Christ from such
foul beings. Answer the call, and make your
crusading vows today. Do not cower from such a
monumental undertaking. Whether you receive
the martyrs palm or return home victorious, you
will have reward far greater than that which man
can see.
Project 2 Event Advertisement
Description: This fctitious event advertisement was created
using only a scanned image and Microsoft Word 2010.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): Since the event
advertisement I was to create was fctitious, I decided to have
a little fun in creating a recruitment poster for the Imperial
Guard in the Warhammer 40,000 science fction universe.
Having several large full bleed images to choose from in their
source material also helped me decide the general direction to
go with for the theme. For those unfamiliar with Warhammer
40,000; it is a gothic science fction setting flled with both
dark humor and religious overtones as I tried to bring out in
the body text. Having scanned the image and cropped it, I
then inserted it into Word. I fnished by adding text boxes and
adjusting fonts, colors and the placement of the text.
Message: The Emperor wants you for the Imperial Guard!
Sign up and your family will be second in line for food rations.
Audience: Able-bodied Imperial Citizens
Top Thing Learned: Even though Microsoft Offce doesn’t put
a lot of design options right in front of you, a little hunting for a
good video tutorial can open up a lot of options you didn’t know
were there.
Title Font Name & Category: Morpheus, Decorative
Copy Font Name & Category: Adobe Gothic STD B, San Serif
Scanned images used, sources, original sizes, location of
scanner used: Codex Astra Militarum pg. 26, full page image,
BYUI Library Commons
Project 1 Flier
Description: This is a fier which I created for a graphic design
class I am currently in.
•Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): The text, image, and logo
were provided for me in the course materials. The goal of this
project was to create a grayscale fier in Adobe InDesign while
incorporating the design elements we had learned in class. The
title and placement of the text are intended to create a good
fow across the fier. I used arial font for the title while using
times new roman for the body in an attempt to create contrast.
I broke up the text block into small, sensible chunks so that the
reader might not become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of
text.
•Message: The message is an invitation to attend a leadership
seminar.
•Audience: The intended audience is graduating seniors as the
text indicates.
•Top Thing Learned: The top thing that I learned in this
process is a greater awareness of design elements than I had
previously obtained.
•Title Font Name & Category: Arial, Sans Serif
•Copy Font Name & Category: Times New Roman, Old Style
Project 6 Stationary
Description:
•Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): In Adobe Illustrator, I used
the pen tool to draw most of the top half of the sword image. I
then used the pencil tool to create the rounded pommel. Next,
I used the refect tool to create the other half of the image. I
matched up the two halves to complete the image and threw
in a text box for “Sola Virtus Invicta” and a second box for the
contact information. I then created two different 3.5 x 2 in.
documents and placed the logo and contact information in the
frst and second fles respectively to represent two sides of a
business card. I gave the smaller fles blue borders partly to
defne the edges of the business card and partly just for the
sake of adding a little bit more action to the card. Finally, I
placed the different images in Adobe InDesign giving us the
fnal result.
•Message: a personal business card and letterhead with a
simple logo design
•Audience: persons seeking to contact me
•Top Thing Learned: I think I have gained a much better grasp
of how to use Illustrator and InDesign together by saving fles in
a separate folder so they may be accessed by both programs
•Title Font Name & Category: Morpheus
•Copy Font Name & Category: Arial
Project 7 Web Page
Description: An HTML and CSS fle designed to showcase a
logo I created.
•Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): Illustrator, Photoshop,
Notepad ++, Text Wrangler
•Message: personal logo used to illustrate my skills
•Audience: potential employers, me
•Top Thing Learned: HTML and CSS are far easier than any-
thing else so far this semester.
•Title Font Families & Category: Morpheus- Decorative
•Copy Font Families & Category: Times New Roman- Oldstyle
•Changes made to the CSS: mostly editing the colors and font
choices. Added in the logo and centered it, and increased the
padding for the header.
Project 5 Logos
Description: For this project I was tasked with creating three
different designs for a logo for an organization or individual.
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I used Adobe Illustrator’s
vector imaging program to render the text and shapes involved
in the three logos. I created the lion rampant using the pen
tool. I varied the designs by creating one as mostly text, one
that included shapes and text in equal proportion, and then one
in which the focus was primarily the shape of the lion.
Message: The Howard Family Motto of “Sola Virtus Invicta”
translated “only virtue conquers” is one I found rather inspiring
and wanted to express that.
Audience: The Howard Family
Top Thing Learned: Illustrator is far easier to use than drawing
by hand.
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