Thursday, February 26, 2009


We had to select an item that we wanted to create an ad for, persuade the audience to buy this product. It had to be 11x17 and could be in Illustrator of Photoshop, I choose to do mine in Illustrator however I did alter some of the images in photoshop before I brought them into Illustrator.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Urban Pathways

We chose an "urban pathway" to recreate in Adobe Illustrator, I chose a scene of a city at night with highways criss-crossing over one another and cars traveling to their destinations.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Scene of Discourse

We had to create an image with two words that we randomly picked; I picked rough and disruptive as my words

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pattern Perception

We had to select a victorian pattern and then a building and let the victorian pattern inspire what we did with the architecture. I selected a building in Dubai, then cut it out from the rest of the image, copied and pasted the image and turned some of them upside down so I could mimic the curves of the victorian pattern I chose.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Computing in Architectural Design

Tools to aid in architects design were originally a compass and a straightedge. They calculated the proper dimensions of a space, given its width, which gave them the “golden section” which is the most beautifully proportioned geometric for. Then architects progressed towards perspective drawings to communicate what a space or building could potentially look like. Computers were first used by the building industry through engineering analysis. Then it progressed to Sutherland’s sketchpad program, which is insignificant compared to our technology today, however it was a big deal when it was introduced. The interest in using computer’s for architectural design began in academic groups. Computer systems began to appear in architectural firms in the 1970’s. It took two different paths; one being a geometric modeling route, as well as, a building specific route. CAD broke away from the generic modeling program and focused solely on architecture and its specific needs. Architects were now able to not only use computers for the drafting phases of their work but they were able to create photo-realistic renderings of a given space. Since buildings are typically a group effort, the invention of the internet made it easier for designers to collaborate with one another. The luxury of having a computer as a design tool can only enhance our own design work. The computer has had an enormous impact on our culture, as well as the design profession.