Monday, February 16, 2015

Visual Comm Post 1/2: Week 6

Hooray for snow days! Well sort of. I'm going to confess, I'm a little leery of the next assignment. We are beginning to work with AutoCad. I've tried to use this program last semester when designing my art supply store. There were hardly any tutorials I could find on it, and the ones I did find were all done using metric measurements. Now, that may not seem like a big deal, but for me it was hard to wrap my brain around the tutorials because I couldn't get pass the metric numbers. Sound trivial I know, but I tend to get caught up on the slightest of details. Anyway I think I may grow to love AutoCad since I will have the opportunity to work with others and our professor is going to make tutorials for us. Hmm, now I'm not so leery...I'm actually a bit excited! :) Sometimes you just have to talk yourself through things I guess.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Visual Comm Post 1/2: Week 5

For our second assignment in Visual Communications we were assigned another set of codes and instructed to emphasize these codes by finding an actual site that demonstrates these codes. We had to take pictures and then use Photoshop and Illustrator to emphasize these codes. My work is presented below.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Visual Comm Post 2/2: Week 2

My second weekly sketch. Things get better with time and practice! :) Also experimenting with labeling I guess.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Visual Comm Post 2/2: Week 1

My first weekly sketch. Not as hard as I thought. My sketching skills are getting better. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Visual Comm Post 1/2: Week 1

Working on building codes now. I must say I am quite interested in this. My current profession is a registered nurse and I used to work as a home health nurse some time ago. For 8 months dealing with ICD-9 or medical coding was my life, and I hated it. I thought, who would've thought there were 16 different ways to code Diabetes? Building codes are some what the same way, only this time I enjoy it. May be because I'm intrigued by interior design and learning codes that have such a profound impact on how one designs a building or a space. I'm not sure. What I do know is that unlike people, buildings and spaces don't talk back; at least not verbally. Hope that doesn't sound as bad as I think! Anyway these were my assigned building codes from the 2012 NC Building Codes:

1210.3 Showers
1005.2 Door Encroachments