Score!

0

Got my grade back from my 1st graded Indesign project!

100% – A+ = WIN!

Stay Spooky and Smart!
LDG Nicole

Living Dead School Girl Update

0

Well it’s been quite some time since I updated about my Desktop Publishing and Design schooling. Everything was put on hold when I went into the hospital. The good thing though as seen in my posts is that I am already using what I am learning and applying my skills as seen in the ads and event fliers I did for Immortality Entertainment, the band Axe Man’s Bridge and now what I am working on for the South Suburban Food Co-op. Since I don’t have alot of energy to be very active I thought it would be a good time to read the next chapter of my studies and I just submitted my first Indesign project for grading. It’s a project you have to follow step by step from your lesson guide as you learn the different parts of the program. You have to use specific sizes, margins, put photos and fonts in specific places etc. It’s not a free for all project but a very detailed one based on their precise requirements. The project you create as you read and follow along is submitted to the instructor to review and grade. Now I wait to see how I did. I was able to slowly do this from my couch taking breaks in between so I hope I did ok. I just can’t fall too behind or I will be super stressed playing catch up between school and work. It’s a risk I have to take submitting it when I am not 100% myself so we will see.

In the mean time I am still on medical leave recovering from my 2 surgeries and complications. I am still taking donations to help make ends meet at www.gofundme.com/nicolen. At this time I am not working and my medical leave is unpaid so every penny counts! If you can’t afford to donate please post and share the link with others!

It appears House of 1000 Corpses will be on IFC tonight.. I know what I will be doing the rest of the night.

Stay Spooky, Smart & Healthy!
LDG Nicole

Living Dead School Girl is Half Way There!

2

I am officially 50% done so far with my Desktop Publishing and Design program. I got a little behind while being treated at Mayo Clinic and adjusting medication and health wise but I am back on track. I was getting a little bummed that I was ahead of my studies and then fell behind a little but I also know that my health comes first and it is out of my control. All I can do is stay focused when I am feeling good and keep trucking along. It was great to get an email from my school though telling me Congrats after completing my exam last night that I was officially 50% done with my program. I only have a few more courses to go and then I will start doing the actual courses that will teach me Adobe Indesign! I am very excited about this portion of the program and getting to learn the software used in the industry.

Stay Spooky and Smart!
LDG Nicole 

Living Dead School Girl Update #2

0
Well from my previous posts you all know I am enrolled in a Desktop Publishing and Design Program. So far I am still trucking along and still ahead of the game. I have finished 6 lessons and exams. I have already learned alot about the publishing process and the big picture about the elements of design and what big industries and customers are looking for. As you can see I am already starting to take what I learn and use it here online with my Blogger as well as revamping and creating a whole new professional website! Right now in my Instructional Set I am learning about Planning and Designing documents. It is teaching me how to plan a design from start to finish using industry, printing and structural standards. I have been doing Desktop Publishing and Design on my own for many years but I am so glad I am taking these courses. I am getting a better understanding of the overall picture of what I need to move forward with my career goals and what employers and customers are really looking for. It’s not just about taking a picture you like and throwing some font on it. It’s about particular fonts that are used for specific reasons, margins, specific layouts, white space etc. I have learned that colors alone can give a person an emotional reaction to your end product and how certain ones should and should not be used. There are so many elements behind Desktop Publishing and Design that makes it even more intriguing to me now!
 
Stay Spooky and Smart!
LDG Nicole