Student Gallery 12 - Digital Displays for USU
Justin, you have a good start. Some suggestions:
- You have a message hierarchy just by beginning at the top and moving downward - the way we read. Create a more powerful message hierarchy. Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline is the most important message - make it big - make it pop. Keep it at the top. The deadline date and time is the second message in the hierarchy - keep it next to the top message using proximity - it's part of the same family, but make it smaller than the main message. Utah State University is last in the hierarchy, make it smaller and use proximity to pull it away from the main family.
- Let those flowers really show - use Select Color Range to remove the white background from the flowers, with Select and Mask to help with the edges.
- Using a gradient on the background will help the flowers look like they're in a more natural setting.
Cole, your digital display really caught my eye with the colors you used, so it works. I have a couple of ideas. The blue text didn't feel right to me - just my gut reaction to it. If you're going for monochromatic, I would tone down the intensity of the color just a bit, and make the text match it (Instructor feedback 1). If you wanted it to really look like spring semester, I would turn off the hue/saturation layer completely. (Instructor feedback 2)
Braden, the calendar idea is a good one. My only suggestion would be to make the message pop more.
- Make "The Purge" really stand out. One way is to choose a color that pops against the others.
- The font you chose for "Don't be left behind" is hard to read in all caps. It works much better if you use the lower case letters. Make that message pop, too.
Austin, the only feedback I'd suggest is choosing a better font than Andele Mono. Make the text bold and easy to read on one line.
Mason, this really pops! Good job. My suggestions:
- The "listen up Aggies" element throws the image off balance. Make it balance out.
- The dark USU logo get's lost in the dark background. Invert it and reposition it so it balances.
- Although it's not really necessary to the design, I thought it looked better with more of the background showing through.
Looks good, Colby, but it needs a few adjustments before it can be used:
- The screen size needs to be 1920x1080 pixels at 72 DPI.
- I would suggest left aligning your tuition and deadline text.
Nice work, Charlotte! My only suggestion is looking at the negative space around your text. Is it balanced?
Nice digital display, Irina! I love the autumn photo, and think you should show it full strength. Here's one way you can do that.
Great idea, Braxton! I would suggest two things:
- Transform the background image a bit larger so the Aggie "A" is the same size as "Break" That will also bring the word "Spring" inside the mountain so you have better contrast on that word.
- I would add a small white stroke to "Break" so it pops out of the background a bit more.
Excellent signage, Megan. Just one small suggestion - even up the borders around your image. The bottom border is smaller than the rest of the sides. If anything, the bottom border should be equal or even a little larger than the sides.
Casey, this is beautiful. My only suggestion would be to stick with your color scheme. Change the black to violet. Change the text to white.
Nice design, Rachel! The two column, centered format works very well. I would lighten up the background more for better contrast. I think the deadline is actually December 13th.
Awesome design, Aubrey. My only suggestion is to make the small text pop more - since you have white in your image, I thought that color would provide more contrast with your background. A lighter green color would work well too.
Shelby, this is a great start! Don't be afraid to be bold with your main message. I'd also bring up your secondary message (larger font - bolder bolded type).
Sydni, it's a good design. My only suggestion is that since this is only going to be on the screen for a few seconds, that you make the text as easy to read as possible. It's a quick message.
Lindsay, your digital display is clean and professional. Just a couple small tweaks I'd suggest:
- Since you are centering - why not center the logo, too?
- To make everything perfectly center, go to the select menu and select all so you have marching ants around the entire screen. Next, get your move tool, click on each of the layers you wish to perfectly center in that selection area, then use the centering tools in the options bar.
- Give your text a little more margin (breathing room). It helps make it easier to read.
Miranda, your display is almost there! Excellent design! A couple of suggestions:
- Limit yourself to two contrasting fonts - you've used three.
- Work on alignment
- focus in on the important part of the image.
Chelsey - this is a great design. My only suggestion would be to add just a bit more space between the paragraphs of text. Proximity - keep families of information together - separate different families of information from each other using space.
Chelsey, this is a nice, clean minimalistic design. Good job. The only issue I see is one of balance. Yours is off balance on the right side. Picture your canvas space like a teeter-totter, with the fulcrum in the middle. Can you balance the elements so the image doesn't seem to be too heavy on one side?
Nice design, Danielle. A couple of suggestions:
- Be a little more specific on what classes are not being held.
- For optimum contrast, push the image and background to pure white and black.
- Pick an easier to read font for "Martin Luther King Jr. Day" You could use the same font as your main message, or pick a different contrasting font as I did in my feedback.
Nice design, Megan. I would suggest trying to unbox elements in your design.
Jill, that text needs to pop out more - more contrast!