Unit 2 Logo Draft

When I originally was sketching out logos for what direction I wanted to go with my logo I picked a bearded face with a hat, because well I’m a veteran and most vets have beards and big bushy ones as well. Especially ones that just got out of the military after shaving for so long. I have limited skills when it comes to Illustrator as I’m finding out. I couldn’t really find a way to make a beard the way that I really wanted too. So I just started messing around with illustrator trying to find a logo idea. I wanted at first, to make a logo that was abstract. Like an Image or a Symbol for my show.  I made what looked like a robot head with a triangle with slashes inside the triangle made of multiple colors. I wanted my logo to be colorful. I feel a colorful logo really attracts the eyes of people. I then tried to focus on my projects focus around radio and I found a old school looking mic on the internet just to see the shapes and maybe how to draw it. It didn’t turn out like I hoped so I then went to image and traced and expanded it. I then copied the parts that were left over from the dark spots of the microphone and placed it in illustrator and started messing around with it. I tried to make it look orange in the background to bring color which was my focus into my logo. In my opinion it ended up looking like a tiger egg. I started thinking my audience wouldn’t respond well to it so I shifted my focus to making a simpler logo for a bases. I removed the color orange from the microphone and added some rings around it and some titles I made with type and I stopped there. It was a simple design, and I think the simpler the better. Especially if you have no bases to build upon. Just look at the Nike swoosh they didn’t like their logo and it was a simple design and now its an icon. Below is my logo.

I would like to give credit for helping me get a design for my logo for those black marks that are supposed to be a microphone which I got from: https://pixabay.com/en/microphone-talk-speak-record-radio-1295666/Logo

 

 

Illustrator Tutorials

Ai Tutorial 4AI TUT 1AI Tutorial 2AI Tutorial 3

Above are some of the Illustrator Tutorials for unit 2 for com 210. I had a lot of trouble with the cougar logo trace tutorial due to the small technical things that it required me to do. Even though I struggle and I do not like my finished product at all, its a start. I have a small amount of experience with Illustrator and I am hoping on expanding that knowledge as I move forward in this unit. I feel that this program will be easy for me to pick up and I do  look forward  to improving my skill. I think for my final project in this unit I want to focus on designing a logo for my KUGR show so I can get a bases down for something to work more on. I hope you guys all get a chance to see my further development during this unit.

Final Draft For Project 1

Finally, we have made it here to the final draft of my unit 1 project. With the first draft I used the feedback I got to really make the text in my project stand out. I remember in the tutorials using the box tool to make a label like square to make the text stand out. So I decided to add the red boxes as labels, because red stands out and I like the simple colors mixture of red and white. I left the background pictures the same. In my mind the really let the viewer know real quick that this is a sports themed picture and with the soundboard I believe it gives the first impression of some kind of broadcasting show. Right now I’m starting out as a co-host to Sports Take which is on KUGR radio the day and time presented. I’m just starting out, but I feel that this is going to become a new passion/hobby of mine. I wanted to use this project to very well start my Adobe based skills using the various programs like Photoshop. Photoshop has many different tools that were showcased in the tutorials at the begging of the unit. I had a fun and hard time figuring them out. I felt that what I made here was the best I can do right now with my skill set. I used the clipping masks, to make the top and bottom picture separate, I made paths of the images of the running back and football which I did bring over to place on my image using the layers. I feel with more practice and the collection of more material to use and play with. I can increase my skill set in this program. I would like to say that this was pretty frustrating for me to do. Even though my design may seem simple I really figuring out how to make things work together for me was challenging. Though regardless of the outcome I am still proud of what I did.

 

 

The running back photo I got from https://pixabay.com/en/football-running-back-1492441/

The grass background from https://www.pexels.com/photo/grass-grassland-54567/

The radio board from http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/Studio-Sound-Board-Broadcasting-Sound-Mixer-Radio-2010270

and the football from https://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/21848251428

 

Final

Unit One Project Draft

For this project I decided to steer more towards my journey as a radio host on KUGR. I found that getting around copyrighted material is kind of tedious and annoying. So I took my talents to the radio booth to talk about sports instead. I have a show on KUGR with my co hosts Rick Hester and a guy that goes by Sam or more like what we call him negative Sam. Always taking the negative views on topics we discuss. So I decided to try and make am ad for our show. This is a draft and therefor is just a general idea of what I’m working for. Ill get more photos of the whole crew to place in my final draft to make it a little better. I did this all on Photoshop. I used the cutout tool to isolate some of the images and place them on a different background. I then took a picture I found online that was free use and took into illustrator to modify it a little before I placed it on my add. I did the same for all the other images and placed the day and time we are on the radio with the type tool. I’m completely new to Photoshop and have really no idea what I’m doing. So I did get frustrated with cutting out the images and placing them on the grass back ground. I even went back to the tutorials and went step by step to figure out how to do things again. I guess its true about what they say about if you don’t use it you lose it.

All in all, I feel a little better now that I completed this assignment. I look forward to the critique on how to get better. That’s why I took the class was to get more familiar around these programs and develop the skills to use them effectively. Like what the coach from the movie Goon said,” You gotta suck to get better.”

thanks,

Jeremy Schuler

The running back photo I got from https://pixabay.com/en/football-running-back-1492441/

The grass background from https://www.pexels.com/photo/grass-grassland-54567/

The radio board from http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/Studio-Sound-Board-Broadcasting-Sound-Mixer-Radio-2010270

and the football from https://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/21848251428

 

 

Unit 1 draft

Image Collection

Since I recently got a show going over at KUGR on Tuesdays 6-8 Pm I might as well try and make a logo for that show and this class seems like a good opportunity to make one. So I Plan on gathering more pictures surrounding the show to make a flyer or something of that nature.

 

cougar game

I took this at the Boise State VS Washington State Game Saturday 9/9/17

 

all sports

I got this image from https://pixabay.com/p-312192/?no_redirect

 

NCAA College Sports Experience From A Fans Perspective.

As long as I can remember I have always been a Seattle Fan. From the loveable losers the Mariners to the recently successful Seahawks. I have always rooted for Seattle sports growing up and it has really became a staple in my life and my culture. I even grew up as a Washington Huskies fan. I have had family and friends attend the university. I was brought up on Husky culture from my friends to my parents and relatives I was always around it. When I was a sophomore at Lynden High School (Lynden, WA) we played football against a local athlete from Ferndale, Washington. This kid was already drafted as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, but his true passion was football and this kid was all over the field on both sides of the ball. Ferndale that year went undefeated and played against Prosser High School in the 3A Washington State Finals which had a another promising college prospect of Kellen Moore (who’s now a back up QB on the Cowboys). Ferndale in that game destroyed Prosser to end up winging the 2005 State Championship. That Ferndale athlete would eventually sign with UW and play QB for them for 5 years his name was Jake Locker. Jake coming from a small town in the same county as me had a huge influence on me. This really made me pay attention to the Huskies now that I knew a kid that was from the same county as me was on the team. It really was awesome to see a local kid making a name for himself on a national level. He ended up getting drafted 8th overall by the Tennessee Titans  in the 2011 NFL draft.   I’ve always loved the Huskies and they really became a part of my life when it came to sports. As we all grow older in life we start to experience new and different things.

Which brings me to why I chose this topic. I choose this topic to show the differences in fan culture of sports teams. I want to keep track of my time here at WSU and show others my experiences while learning to fall in love with a new team.  My goal for this project is to fully immerse myself with the die hard Cougar fans here in Pullman.  I also want to show the outsiders of the Cougar fan culture what is like to be a fan of this team and why WSU has a lot a pride in their sports programs. I plan on taking pictures and recording videos of the different tailgate events and a lot of pregame and postgame moments that we as fans go through. I will also get interviews of fans with topics of discussion of how they became cougar fans, and do they have any traditions surrounding their fandom of WSU.

I hope to show you all my progression as a fan from the start of the season to the end of the season. I hope we all can enjoy one of the greatest sports on earth together.

Go Cougs!

Photo from http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/Washington-University-Wsu-College-Field-Pullman-880089