Samantha Whitley, Signing Off

This concludes my time here in Ms. Kol’s graphic design class. I can honestly say I’ve learned a lot here and has really taught me to just be myself. Good teachers teach us, not just by reading out textbooks, but by lighting up imaginations. At the end of the day we forget the laptops, and your words have been the greatest learning tool we could‚Äôve ever had. Farewell, to our favorite teacher Ms. Kol. Thank you again! ūüôā


Police Brutality – OTS & UTS


1.Who has the highest chance of getting mistreated by the police?

2. Where in the world is police brutality mainly broadcast?

3. When has there been an event that has changed the way the public see the police system?

4.Which rules can be enforced to decrease police brutality?


1. How can we prevent police brutality?

2. Why has police brutality been in the media so much in the last 5 years?

3. Could the body cameras help stop police brutality?

4. Should Americans take a stand on how these cases are affecting society?

Visual Metaphor Examples

Topic: Police Brutality


For me, my Miranda rights are now my bruises.

The message here is that the Miranda Rights are being compared to bruises.

'Rest assured we will continue repeating this autopsy until it's absolutely clear it wasn't our fault.'

The message here is that the police try to cover up their actions by hiding or taking away evidence.

police 4

The scales of justice here is being brutalized by a police officer.

The message here is that the police don’t use the correct use of force equal within races.

3D Design: Project Reflection

In this project I got a better understanding of what it takes to pursue the career that most interests me. I’m very proud of me presenting because I get very nervous and hide. I feel by me presenting it improves my communication skills as well as my presentation skills. I really got out of my comfort zone and opened up about why I want to peruse nursing. My favorite thing about this project was¬†my 3D design, it made me vision on how my work space and how I will be helping my patients.Three things I learned while doing my progect was how well I¬†communicate with my peers, I’m going to major in Biology rather than Nursing, and I opened up about why I want to peruse nursing.¬†Some advice that I would give to students who will participate in this project is that¬†you want to¬†choose a career that you¬†will like because you might find it informative because its very beneficial for the future. This project was very unique, creative, fascinating, helpful, educational and inspirational.

3D Design – Time

final clock

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”¬†¬†¬†– William Penn

This quote relates to my design because all though we love to use social medias,¬†but we don’t use it wisely. Social media plays such a big role into todays society that we are constantly on it and aren’t really focused¬†on the important things in life. The @ sign from¬†my clock represents¬†social media and¬†the numbers represent all the time we have but don’t use carefully. I¬†can honestly say I view time very wisely and take into consideration the consequences I will have if I¬†don’t.¬†I also think that we never know when we will be gone,¬†so I don’t take anyone or anything for granite because we never know when we might lose them.

Art Criticism


Ulysses at the Palace of Circe

Wilhelm Schubert van Ehrenberg and Carl Borromäus Andreas Ruthart


Principles of Design:

Balance and Unity

-The combination of the animals, trees, and people in front of the palace in the painting creates unity. The color scheme between the unified factors shows balance within the painting.

Emphasis and Contrast

-The emphasis in the painting is the on the animals and the palace because they stood out to us and that is why we chose this painting in the first place. The contrast between the  dark trees in front and light color of the animals from the sun shinning on them creates this emphasis.

Movement and Rhythm

        -You can tell from the way that the people and animals are positioned in the painting that there is some form of movement occurring. This seems to possibly be a fight, or a struggle to retrieve loose animals.

Pattern and Repetition

-There isn’t a lot of patterns and repetition in the painting but if you observe closely you can see repetition in windows to show the largeness on the palace and we assume that each window represents a room.


-By looking at the size of the animals compared to the palace and the trees you can see the proportion of how big the palace is and how small the people and animals are.


-In this painting you can see a lot going on and this adds to the variety and helps to let the viewer create a story of what is happening.

A History of Graphic Design

The Digital Revolution

1980’s to early 1990’s

After the development of Adobe System’s Postscript and Mac’s MacPaint, graphic designs were completely morphed with computer technology. Bill Atkinson, who developed MacPaint, and Susan Kare, a graphic designer, revolutionized the “human interface”. Postscript and MacPaint transformed how we perceive graphic design by enabling all modern designs to be developed using the internet and computers.



Manuscript Design in Antiquity & The Middle Ages

Industrial Revolution

Art Nouveau

Graphic Design in the 20th Century

Postwar Graphic Design

Postmodern Graphic Design

The Digital Revolution Pt. I

The Digital Revolution Pt. II

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