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Project 9 Portfolio

Portfolio (Scribd.com):

Project Corrections/Time spent: I spent a bit over two hours working on my brochure. I redid all the body copy font making it all a lower-case font. I changed it in the paragraph setting as well. I also went though and checked my alignment on body copy and headings.
Top 3 things learned in this course:
1) Master Pages
2) Practice at placement
3) Kerning
Future application of Visual Media: I can use these skills to create content and designs for every program and class I go to after this. It has already been beneficial in my role as director of communication in Student Support. Designing a basic logo for our organization as an example.
Programs/Tools Used: Adobe InDesign
Font #1 Name & Category: Florence, slab serif
Font #2 Name & Category: Champaign and Limousines, sans serif

Project 8 Brochure




P8-BlakeOakey-BackDescription:A three panel, front and back brochure.
Process: I created my logo in Illustrator using a font with a few different variations. I placed that logo in an indesign document that I had created. I figured out the dimensions of my brochure on a white board before I started placing all my items. I placed two of my photos into Photoshop to make a quick selection and remove the backgrounds. I placed those images into indesign with a alpha channel text wrap. I added my body copy and formatted everything to look nice.
Top 3 things learned:
1) Text wrapping
2) Quick selection in Photoshop
3) Paragraph formatting in Indesign
Program(s) / Tools used: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
Title Font Name & Category: Ostrich Sans, Sans Serif
Copy Font Name & Category: Linux Libertine Capitals, Slab Serif
Word Count: 257
Thumbnails of Images used: 
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Sources (Links to images on orginal websites)



Project 7 Web Page

Project Screen Shot:

Bloaky Media Web PageDescription: A web page to show off my logo.
Process: I created a web page using a combination of HTML and CSS. I altered the code in both formats to create the type of page that I wanted. I then added my logo into the page and changed all the page colors in CSS to better match my logo color schemes.
Top 3 things learned:
1) Write basic code in HTML
2) Connecting CSS to HTML
3) Altering CSS code to customize my HTML appearance.
Programs/Tools Used: Text Wrangler
Font Family #1 (all names) & Category: Ostrich Sans, Decorative
Font Family #2 (all names) & Category: Helvetica Neue, Sans Serif
Hex Colors: Dark Grey #4f5151, Grey #8a8c90, Yellow #ccbc00, White #ffffff
Changes made to the CSS: Added padding to the body and added alignment to the internal header. I also changed the fonts I would use, and the colors to match my logo.


Project 6 Stationery

Letterhead:P6 Stationery
Business Card (8.5×11 layout):P6 Business Card
Business Card (Large layout):P6 Business Card Large Layout
Description: A stationery project consisting of a letterhead and business card. I created a new, personal logo to use for this project and incorporated it into the letterhead and the business card.
Process: I first started in Adobe Illustrator to create my new personal logo. I created a circle shape to symbolize the “O” in my last name. I then placed a “B” and an “M” inside of it to represent my first and middle names. I flipped the “B” and combined the “M” with it to make them share a side. I created outlines of the letters for I could manipulate them and combine them with the “O” shape I had. I then placed my logo in Adobe Indesign to where I created a very simple letterhead, and a business card.
Top 3 things learned:
1) Placing Illustrator files into Indesign
2) Manipulate my letters to create a personal logo
3) Creating a simple business card with rectangle shapes
Programs/Tools Used: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
Logo – Font #1 Name & Category: Champaign and Limousines, Sans Serif
Stationery – Font #1 Name & Category: Caviar Dreams, Sans Serif
How the logo represents the company: Because it is a personal logo, I wanted to incorporate parts of me into it. I used my initials to create the actual substance of the logo. I then styled it to represent my personal style, which is neat and clean. I wanted the logo to be simple to show my style of liking things to be simple and clean.

Project 5 Logos


  • Description: Created 3 different variations of a Logo for a made up company
  • Process: I enjoyed this project because I was able to be completely creative. I started out with my type tool creating the names of my company. I really love typography and wanted it to be the base of my logos. I quickly got inspired to take a mix of my first and last names (Blake Oakey) and create the word “bloaky”. The inspiration for a butler type man came from the word bloke. I created a few little graphics using the pen tool, and the ellipses tool, and incorporated them into my typography. Eventually you see what I have created here.
  • Top 3 things learned:
  • 1) How to use the pen tool
  • 2) How to create simple graphics
  • 3) How to manipulate fonts
  • Programs/Tools Used: Adobe Illustrator
  • Top Logo – Font #1 Name & Category: Nilland Black, slab serif
  • Top Logo – Font #2 Name & Category: Champaign & Limousines, sans serif
  • Middle Logo – Font #1 Name & Category: Champaign & Limousines, sans serif
  • Middle Logo – Font #2 Name & Category: Nilland, slab serif
  • Bottom Logo – Font #1 Name & Category: Caviar Dreams, san serif
  • Bottom Logo – Font #2 Name & Category:  Champaign & Limousines, sans serif
  • How the logo represents the company: Bloke denotes british origins, which I tied in with classic items that denote class (monocles, mustache, hat). Bloaky Media is a company that works with classy people on classy projects.
  • Votes on favorite logo:
  • Top Logo = 52 ; Middle Logo = 9 ; Bottom Logo = 2 ;
  • My favorite logo was the Middle Logo.

Project 4 Montage


Description: A project aimed at showing how to use making and layering tools.
Process: I first chose the background image I wanted to use. I had to crop it to make it fit onto my 11×8.5 canvas. I then chose a second picture to use and did some masking to blend the photo into my background. I left some of the original background so the image would still be separate from the background image. I then added a shape, a filter to that shape, and added a quote on top of that filtered shape.
Top 3 things learned:
1) How to place an image.
2) Use layers
3) Mask an image
Programs/Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop
Font #1 Name & Category: Liniux Libertine Capitals- slab serif
Font #2 Name & Category: Jane Austen- decretive
Thumbnails of Images used:

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Sources: Both pictures are my own.


Project 3 Imaging

8.5×11 Project:


  • Description: A photo I took, edited, and formatted in Photoshop
  • Process: I took this photo of my laptop using a Canon T3i.  I cropped it to a 6×6 image in photoshop.  I desaturated the monitor, and colorized the sun spot and keyboard with a teal shade. I then placed this image on a blank canvas. The image above is the final product.
  • Top 3 things learned:
  • 1) Importing photos to photoshop
  • 2) Desaturating images
  • 3) Using filters and colorization
  • Programs/Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop and a Canon T3i DSLR
  • 6×6 cropped/edited image:

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  • Original unedited/uncropped image:


Project 2 Event Add

P2BlakeOakeyDescription: A full bleed print ad created in Word, and using a scanned image.

Process: I scanned in my image of the shirts and ties.  I sized it so it fit the whole page to make it my background.  I then darkened the image by raising the contrast to bring out some of the colors while also lowering the opacity so the textures wouldn’t overpower the ad. I then placed opaque boxes on the top and bottom to place my title and body text over.  I also layered my title text on on top on the same text to give it contrast, depth, and make the words more visible on the ad.

Top 3 things learned:
1) I learned how to scan images in word.
2) I learned the benefits of using opacity in my images and boxes.
3) I also learned how to edit images for lighting and contrast in the program.

Program(s) / Tools used: Word, Epson Scanner, ‘Preview’ to convert PDF to JPG

Font #1 Name & Category: Lobster, hybrid of sans serif and decretive 

Font #2 Name & Category: Champagne & Limousines, sans serif

Scanned images used,  sources, original sizes:

I pulled my image from the September 2013 J.Crew catalogue.  I scanned it in as 150 resolution in its 8.5 X 11inch self at 1280″x1640″.  I kept it as its resolution and size so it would already fit my document size.

P2 Scan Image

Project 1 Flier


Description: Black and White flier to promote a graduate leadership conference. 
To learn a basic working knowledge of InDesign, I played around with the program basics like text boxes and adding boxes.  I began the design process with a traditional paper and pen.  After I got a good layout that I was happy with, I moved into InDesign.  The basics that I learned while playing around allowed me to start in on the first draft with a reduced learning curve.  The final draft has a greater focus on alignment and clarity of repetition. 
Program(s) / Tools used:
Adobe InDesign
Title Font Name & Category: 
Myriad Pro Semibold, Sans Serif
Copy Font Name & Category: 
Big Carlson, Slab Serif
Links to all images you used in this project: