Stroke Causes Graphic Designer to Lose Motion in Designing Hand

Neal Russon grew up with a passion for the arts in every form. He began his career as a graphic designer, and eight years later he had a stroke causing him to lose all motion in his designing hand. Eventually Russon was able to overcome his trial and continue in his love for the arts.


BYU-Idaho Students Gather for Capoeira Martial Art Workshop

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that thrives in culture. Twice a week students gather to learn more about Capoeira in a workshop taught by instructor Niki Ruby. Students learn how to “play the game,” sing Brazilian songs, and learn Brazilian instruments.

Project 9 Portfolio

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• Project Corrections / Time spent: I created a new project that took me two hours and thirty minutes.
• Message: A compilation of my work in a professional way.
• Audience: Potential clients and employers
• Top Thing Learned: Pages is an amazing way to create consistency in InDesign.
• Future application of Visual Media: This class really makes me well rounded and helps me approve my creativity through all aspects of life.
• Color scheme and color names: Monochromatic, blue
• Title Font Name & Category: Serif-Athelas/Sans serif- Gill Sans Light
• Copy Font Name & Category: Athelas

Project 8 Brochure




Description: A brochure for the Clark County Fair and Rodeo
Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I first began with sketching and creating two different drafts in Adobe Indesign. I created a logo in Illustrator, cut out and edited images in Photoshop, and then pulled it all together in Indesign. I gathered two critiques and then completed a final brochure.
Message: To excite people to come to the Clark County Fair and Rodeo
Audience: Those looking for a good time for families and individuals alike.
Top Thing Learned: I learned how to use Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign to create an aesthetically appealing design.
Color scheme and color names:Triadic- red, blue, yellow
Title Font Name & Category: Serial Publication-Decorative
Copy Font Name & Category: Thonburi-Sans Serif
Word Count of copy: 270
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Project 7 Webpage

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a Description: Web page design using html and css
b Process (Programs, Tools, Skills): I first downloaded the free html formatter “text wrangler.” Then I created a code to give me a simple outline of a web page. After that I connected the html with a css document to stylize the format. I continually coded and then checked my code to view font, colors, and so forth on Firefox. I was able to gather critique with two people to improve my design and then create a final draft.
c Message: The message is to explain my logo and the thoughts and process that went into designing it.
d Audience: Those looking for a logo design.
e Top Thing Learned: Html and css are very similar. All you have to do is learn the codes and the possibilities are endless!
f Color scheme and color hex(s): Blue #193956 and Orange #A55528
g Title Font Families & Category: Palatino linotype- Old-style
h Copy Font Families & Category: Lucida Sans Unicode- Sans serif
i Changes made to the CSS: I changed the banner across the heading one, changed the color and properties of the link at the bottom, and changed colors and text.
Word Count: 341