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Victoria Weaver - Mastery Journey Timeline

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  1. 1. Victoria Weaver Mastery Journey Timeline
  2. 2. Hello, My name is Victoria Weaver and this is my Mastery Journey Timeline… Media Design Master of Fine Arts *Images on the course pages are my work
  3. 3. Course: Mastery – Personal Development and Leadership Goal: To gain an understanding of what it means to achieve mastery and take the first steps on my journey toward mastery. Strategies:  Read the textbook Mastery by Robert Greene and return to the book as necessary for inspiration.  Read the article, The Well-read Designer by Rick Poyner in Print Issue 68 from 2 April 2014 and visit the website to find resources when needed.  Revisit the SWOT analysis during each upcoming course to see what changes, if any, have occurred.
  4. 4. Course: Defining Client Needs Goal: To acquire the knowledge necessary for developing an effective multi- media campaign that will exemplify the client’s philosophies and allow them to be highly competitive within their industry. Strategies:  Read A Designer’s Research Manual by Jenn & Ken Vosocky O’Grady, recommended by Full Sail University’s MDMFA resource Guide  Read the article, From Reference Interview to Project Proposal: Defining Client Needs to Ensure Research Success by Sarah Hager Johnston  Research methods for developing successful designer – client relationships .
  5. 5. Course: Brand Development Goal: Learn the skills that will allow me to become an expert in brand development. Strategies:  Watch the Lynda.com tutorial “Developing Brand Identity Collateral” with Steve Harris  Research branding strategies of highly successful companies to gain and understanding of their brand’s success.  Read The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeir, one of the books recommended on Full Sail University’s MDMFA Resource Guide.
  6. 6. Course: Effective Copywriting Goal: To hone my skills while learning writing techniques relevant to the advertising industry. Strategies:  Read Brilliant Copywriting by Roger Horberry.  Read the article, Advanced Course Makes Copywriting Students Stronger by John Sweeney.  Watch the Lynda.com tutorial What is Copywriting from Writing Marketing Copy with Ian Lurie.
  7. 7. Course: Design Research Goal: To learn methods for making informed design decisions and improve existing research techniques. Strategies:  Read the article, Design students foreseeing the unforeseeable: Practice-based empathic research methods by Deana Mcdonagh in International Journal of Education through Art.  Read the article, Research Lite: Design Research Made Easy (If Not Accurate) by Cheryl Beckett on the AIGA website.  Read the article, 8 Visual Research Methods in the Design Process by Prasad Boradkar.
  8. 8. Course: Organizational Structures Goal: To learn to organize, process and evaluate information obtained from research more effectively. Strategies:  Read the report, New Directions for Research on Graphic Design for Interactive Learning Environments by Lih-Juan ChanLin.  Read the report, Sharpening one’s axe: making a case for a comprehensive approach to research in the graphic design process by Paul Nini on the AIGA website.  Read the article, Applying Big6 Skills to Internet Research by Janet Murray.
  9. 9. Course: Design Strategies & Motivation Goal: Learn to maximize the impact and effect of the communication of design concepts. Strategies:  Read the article, An acitivity theory focused case study of graphic designers’ tool-mediated activities during the conceptual design phase by Stella Tan and Gavin Melles in Design Studies.  Read the article, Understanding Design Strategy by Terry Lee Stone on How.com.  Read the article, Tips for Maximizing the Storytelling Impact of Visual Content by Chuck Frey.
  10. 10. Course: Design Integration Goal: To develop new ideas and methods of utilizing media. Strategies:  Read Roy Bendor’s dissertation, New Media and the turn to experience in environmental communication.  Read the article, 26 Tips for Integrating Social Media Activities by Debbie Hemley.  Read the article, Tactics, Tools & Strategies – Five Steps to Implementation by Lon Safko.
  11. 11. Course: Multi-Platform Delivery Goal: To expand my knowledge of designing for multiple platforms. Strategies:  Read the article, Graphic Design in the Digital Era: The Rhetoric of Hypertext by Alejandro Tapia in Design Issues.  Read the article, Essays on Technology-Enabled Platforms by Tat Koon Koh.  Read the article, Layout Design Principles for Cross Platform Publications by Tevekeli Angeliki at the Royal Institute of Technology.
  12. 12. Course: Measuring Design Effectiveness Goal: To gain a better understanding of how design work is perceived and interpreted by target audiences. Strategies:  Read the article, Cut through the Noise: Marketing Strategies to Help You Reach Your Target Audience by Joshua Brandfon in Campus Activities Programming.  Read the article, Intention vs. Interpretation: What Matters? by Thomas Wendt in "Intention vs. Interpretation: What Matters?".  Read the chapter, Understanding Users: Qualitative Research by Alan Cooper in About Face 3.
  13. 13. Course: Thesis: Presentation of Design Solution Goal: To improve my research and presentation skills and present my thesis. Strategies:  Watch the video, “Presentation Fundamentals” by Tatiana Kolovou on Lynda.com.  Read the article, The Master’s Thesis: An Opportunity for Fostering Presentation Skills by Manuel Arias in IEEE Transactions on Education.  Read the article, Oral Presentation Tips for Reviews at the GSD on the Harvard Graduate School of Design website.
  14. 14. Course: Professional Practice Goal: To be able to present myself and my capabilities at the highest level of professionalism. Strategies:  Read the article, Collaborative Action Research – A Tool to Enrich Presentation Skills of the Professional Students by K Venkta Ramana in Language in India.  Read the article, How to Make It: 15 Rules for Success from Creative Industry Insiders by Cedar Pasori in Complex.  Read the article, Media work and the creative industries: Identity work, professionalism and employability by Daniel Ashton in Education & Training.
  15. 15. Milton Glaser, Graphic Designer studio@miltonglaser.com Chip Kidd ckidd@randomhouse.com David Airey, Graphic Designer Design@davidairey.com Paula Scher, Graphic Designer info@pentagram.com David Carson, Graphic Designer Dcarson888@gmail.com Neville Brody, Graphic Designer/Typographer hello@brody-associates.com Industry Leaders
  16. 16. Becoming Involved… Clubs and Organizations I plan to join at Full Sail University Xclusive – Provides an arena for women to network with other women Media Design Group - The purpose of The Media Design Group is to provide information about the industry with students and alumni from Full Sail’s Media Design program. Creative Students Networking Group – A group at Full Sail to assist students in networking
  17. 17. Becoming Involved… Organizations Outside Full Sail University  The AIGA – http://www.aiga.org/  Type Directors Club - https://www.tdc.org/  International Society of Typographic Designers - http://www.istd.org.uk/  Graphic Artist Guild - https://www.graphicartistsguild.org/  International Digital Media and Arts Association - http://idmaa.org/
  18. 18. Innovation in Media Design One of the best ways to stay informed about the media design industry is through its top publications. I have subscriptions to How and Print and plan to subscribe to Communication Arts. I also plan to attend industry conventions such as the AIGA Design Conference 2016 in Las Vegas. Expanding my PLN…
  19. 19. Characteristics of a Mentor Honest Experienced Positive Motivational Successful Responsible Creative OpenConfident Passionate Invested
  20. 20. September 2015 – Began Media Design MFA at Full Sail University Mastery – Personal Development and Leadership 9/28 Defining Client Needs 10/26 Brand Development 11/23 Effective Copy Writing 1/4/2016 Design Research 2/1/2016 Organizational Structures 2/29/2016 Design Strategies and Motivation 4/4/2016 Design Integration 5/2/2016 Multi-Platform Delivery 5/30/2016 Measuring Design Effectiveness 6/27/2016 Presentation of Design Solution 8/1/2016 Professional Practice 8/29/2016 Graduation 9/2016The Future in Media Design…
  21. 21. References Angeliki, Tevekeli. "Layout Design Principles for Cross Platform Publications." Diss. Royal Institute of Technology, n.d. Abstract. Media Technology and Graphic Arts (n.d.): n. pag. Print. Arias, M., Pando, P., Rodriguez, A., Miaja, P. F., Vazquez, A., Fernandez, M., & Lamar, D. G. (2014). The Master's Thesis: An Opportunity for Fostering Presentation Skills. IEEE Transactions On Education, 57(1), 61-68. doi:10.1109/TE.2013.2267094 Ashton, D. (2011). Media work and the creative industries: Identity work, professionalism and employability. Education & Training, 53(6), 546-560. doi:10.1108/00400911111159494 Beckett, Cheril. "Research Lite: Design Research Made Easy (If Not Accurate)." AIGA. N.p., 04 Dec. 2007. Web. Bendor, R. (2015). New media and the turn to experience in environmental communication. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A, 75, Boradkar, Prasad. "8 Visual Research Methods in the Design Process." SAGE Research Methods. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2015.
  22. 22. References Brandfon, J. (2009). Cut through the Noise: Marketing Strategies to Help You Reach Your Target Audience. Campus Activities Programming, 42(3), 40-41. ChanLin, L., & Reeves, T. C. (1994). New Directions for Research on Graphics Design for Interactive Learning Environments. Cooper, Alan, Robert Reimann, Dave Cronin, and Alan Cooper. About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley Pub., 2007. Print. Frey, Chuck. "Tips for Maximizing the Storytelling Impact of Visual Content." Content Marketing Institute. N.p., 05 Jan. 2014. Web. Greene, R. (2012). Mastery. New York: Viking. Harris, S. (n.d.). Developing Brand Identity Collateral | Lynda.com Training. Retrieved from http://www.lynda.com/Business-Online-Marketing-tutorials/What-copywriting/149250/175045-4.html Hemley, Debbie. "26 Tips for Integrating Social Media Activities." SocialMedia Examiner. N.p., 07 June 2012. Web.
  23. 23. References Horberry, R. (2009). Brilliant copywriting: How to craft the most interesting and effective copy imaginable. Harlow: Prentice Hall. Johnston, S. H. (2010). From Reference Interview to Project Proposal: Defining Client Needs to Ensure Research Success. Bulletin Of The American Society For Information Science & Technology, 37(1), 51-52. Koh, T. K. (2012, January 1). Essays on Technology-Enabled Platforms. ProQuest LLC, Lurie, I. (n.d.). What is copywriting? from the Course Writing Marketing Copy. Retrieved from http://www.lynda.com/Business-Online-Marketing-tutorials/What-copywriting/149250/175045-4.html Mcdonagh, D. (2015). Design students foreseeing the unforeseeable: Practice-based empathic research methods. International Journal Of Education Through Art, 11(3), 421-431. doi:10.1386/eta.11.3.421_1 Murray, Janet. "Applying Big6 Skills to Internet Research." JanetsInfo.com. N.p., 2008. Web. Neumeier, M. (2006). The brand gap: How to bridge the distance between business strategy and design: A whiteboard overview. Berkekley, CA: New Riders.
  24. 24. References Nini, Paul J. Sharpening One’s Axe: Making a Case for a Comprehensive Approach to Research in the Graphic Design Process. Report. AIGA, n.d. Web. O'Grady, J. V., & O'Grady, K. V. (2006). A designer's research manual: Succeed in design by knowing your clients and what they really need. Gloucester, MA: Rockport. "Oral Presentation Tips for Reviews at the GSD." Harvard.edu. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2015. Pasori, Cedar. "How To Make It: 15 Rules For Success From Creative Industry Insiders." Complex. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2015. Poynor, R. (2014). The Well-Read Designer. Print, 68(2), 20-23. "Presentation Fundamentals | Lynda.com Training." Lynda.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2015. Ramana, K. V., & Chaitanya, E. K. (2012). Collaborative Action Research -- A Tool to Enrich Presentation Skills of the Professional Students. Language In India, 12(10), 312-321. Safko, Lon. "Tactics, Tools & Strategies
 - Five Steps to Implementation." Fast Company. N.p., 28 June 2010. Web. 25 Oct. 2015.
  25. 25. References Stone, Terry Lee. "Understanding Design Strategy." How.com. N.p., 22 Feb. 2013. Web. Sweeney, J. (1984). Advanced Course Makes Copywriting Students Stronger. Journalism Educator, 39(2), 29-31. Tan, S., & Melles, G. (2010). An activity theory focused case study of graphic designers’ tool-mediated activities during the conceptual design phase. Design Studies, 31(5), 461-478. doi:10.1016/j.destud.2010.05.002 Tapia, A. (2003). Graphic Design in the Digital Era: The Rhetoric of Hypertext. Design Issues, 19(1), 5-24. doi:10.1162/074793603762667665 Wendt, Thomas. "Intention vs. Interpretation: What Matters?" UXBooth. N.p., n.d. Web.
  26. 26. References Sources for images Mastery Journey Timeline Image Name: Typography-bri 2.jpg http://socialmind.gr/website/ Image Name: Graphic Design.jpg http://tenbrook.us/graphic-design/ Image Name: Web-design-300x192.png http://northamericananalytics.com/ Image Name: Xclusive Club https://orgsync.com/56208/chapter Image Name: Media Design Group https://orgsync.com/56208/chapter Image Name: How Magazine Cover http://subscriptions.howdesign.com/How/Magazine#covers Image Name: Print Magazine Cover http://hosted-images.magazine-services.net/images/image.aspx?i=cover0081137.jpg&w=395 Image Name: Communication Arts Cover https://image.commarts.com/images1/8/7/6/7/767853_66_0_MTczODYyOTM0MDY4NjgxNTMzMg .jpg

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