Final Portfolio

Process:
I already had all of the material from previous work. I was able to put it in microsoft power point in a manner that showcases my work. I took the jpegs of my work and put them in the slide show. I then converted the slide show into a slideshare and used the embed code for the blog. I wasn’t quite sure what to say but I like that this is very simple when it comes to the wording, not too much trying to sell yourself with words but really showing what you can do and have done.
Here’s a link to my slide share in case it doesn’t work: http://www.slideshare.net/StephanieMansfield3/final-presentation-comm-125

Magazine Article

2016-07-04

Above is my shape map for my magazine article. My article is a story from my mission about a family that I taught and their amazing conversion. I learned that teaching by the spirit is the most important thing we can do because it is not us alone that converts anyone. It is spirit of God which manifests his truth and power unto His children.

Fonts:

Title- AR BLANCA

Body- Minion Pro

Color Scheme: Green and Purple

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Story:

Teach by the Spirit

About six months into my mission in Minnesota, it was almost 9 p.m one evening and my companion and I were walking in an apartment building contacting people and knocking on doors. At 8:59 we were about to walk out the doors when we saw someone down the hallway. We could have told ourselves, it’s time to go, we’ve worked hard all day. We’ll come back tomorrow but instead we walked toward the man at the end of the hallway. We spoke with him for a couple of minutes and were able to share a scripture and set up a time to meet with him. We didn’t think too much of it, he seemed very spiritual, as were most of the African people in the area, so we went home. Little did we know that 4 months later we would be committing them to baptism. It didn’t come easily though. Many of the African immigrants in the area were very religious people, had a church they went to and weren’t interested in changing.

After meeting with this man, and eventually his family for several months we were over for a lesson and invited them to be baptized (for what seemed like the hundredth time). They had always given us excuses and said they had already been baptized so why did they need to do it again? We’d explained the importance of baptism under proper authority and many other doctrines, but it never seemed to sink in. We were teaching about fasting and invited them to fast for a specific purpose, to see if the Lord wanted them to be baptized as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They agreed to fast with us the following Sunday.

At our next lesson we followed up with them about their fast. They began to describe their experience about how they had fasted and prayed for an answer and toward the end of their fast the parents looked at each other and both said they had felt that they should be baptized. I realized as they were telling us this that no matter how many times we had taught the principles and doctrines of the gospel, it was the Spirit that truly changed their hearts and convinced them of the truthfulness of the gospel.

As we teach with the Spirit we help others to learn of the truthfulness of the gospel. It allows them to participate in the covenants and ordinances that only the gospel of Jesus Christ has to offer them. I know everyone has advice they would give to someone preparing for a mission and here is mine, teach by the spirit. If the spirit is there, those you teach will progress and learn by the spirit and experience true conversion.

Images:

sister-missionaries-teaching-hispanic-family-263109-wallpaper sistermissionariesteaching sister-missionaries-atlanta-georgia-1127552-wallpaper  mormon-missionaries-teaching-ghana-1130965-wallpaper

Image Sources:

http://www.ourthoughts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/sister-missionaries-teaching-hispanic-family-263109-wallpaper-672×372.jp

https://www.lds.org/media-library/images/sister-missionaries-tablet-1467375?lang=eng

https://www.lds.org/media-library/images/sister-missionaries-atlanta-georgia-1127552?lang=eng

https://www.lds.org/ensign/2014/08/why-we-share-the-gospel?lang=eng

Webpage

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Website prototype

Alright here is my webpage protoype. It’s still pretty rough, I chose a triadic color schemed with reds and blues mostly and some yellows.

I chose to go with a dental practice since I work at one right now. I didn’t add much content yet, that’ still to come. I wanted to keep the design simple and make sure it was easy to follow. I wanted to get a soft background image of a dental office, but I could only find the outside of a building so that’s what that was supposed to be.

Critique:

Kristen Dunnells and Lauren Forson critiqued my page. They encouraged me to put boxes behind the reviews which I didn’t have before (I’m still not sure about the color) and I also had a floral background which was a little too busy so they encouraged me to change that. It turned out much better than it had looked.

For fonts I used Segoe UI Semibold for titles and italics for body.

I already mentioned my color scheme was mostly blues and reds with some yellow, or Triadic I think it’s called.

Movie Poster

Movie Poster

Message/ Audience: I wanted to show what my life is currently like. If anyone has ever seen the Secret Life of Walter Mitty he has a ton of fantasies of things he could do an adventures he could have. I feel like I do that all the time. I’m working, I’m in school, working and don’t have time to do all the things I want to do or travel to the places I want to go. So this is about all of the things I wish I could do.

Fonts: Title – Lucida Handwriting  Body Copy – Segoe UI   Movie Poster Font (sans serif)

Images: I took the image of myself, the other images are documented below.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj-85ik6bzNAhUB9GMKHSXPB4oQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fextremeadventureint.com%2F&psig=AFQjCNGh3VMs9wGaMYLWaz5HtktCc0mp7w&ust=1466725728660200

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi6pre-6rzNAhUaS2MKHU0EBeEQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsmashinghub.com%2Fextreme-adventures-shots-that-keep-your-breath-away.htm&psig=AFQjCNF2kgZN_OGj3kn7KZekJCiYw3ZDog&ust=1466726051594083

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjmhfyQ67zNAhVMymMKHc4iDSMQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tntmagazine.com%2Ftravel%2Fextreme-adventure-in-new-zealand&psig=AFQjCNGLwRPoY0nfzkbtT2U6Q4rDLbWdRA&ust=1466723630783646

Photographic Study

Photographic Study

Here is my collage. I included 9 photos here. I used a historical place in Boise, the Boise Train Depot, as my subject. There’s a lot of different elements to shoot so I thought it would be a good one to work different angles and apertures, etc. I liked seeing how different the building looked not only from different angles but different lighting too. You can tell which ones were shot in the shade and which ones had direct sunlight. There was also sporadic cloud coverage while I was shooting so it looks like these pictures could have been taken on different days, even though it was all within an hour or two.

I used the method Sister Peterson demonstrated in her class this week to create my custom grid. Placing shapes, placing the pictures, adjusting the size, and putting the picture inside the shapes. It was actually really simple and works very well to create a collage I love the final effect.

I also added some simple typography just stating Boise Depot so everyone would know where I was.

Critique Report:

Sister Peterson critiqued my collage and pointed out a couple of places that I had not filled in the entire shape. I was able to go back and fix those using the transform tool. It was pretty simple once I got the hang of it.

Font: Pristina; Sans-serif; size 48

Here are some large images, I just chose a few of my favorites:

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I tried to get some different perspectives with some nice foregrounds and some leading lines with the shrubbery. I also wanted to get some out of focus foreground to help focus on the subject.

This final image is the one I used to do a texture underneath a photo as it told us to in the instructions.

Stacking

I used the stacking method and put an image of wood that I had taken and then this image of the Boise Depot and lowered the opacity. It was really simple after learning the place tool and using free transform to adjust the layer with the wood image on it. The lighting in the photo was somewhat warm so I wanted to use a warmer background to keep that same feel.

Let me know what you think!

Photography

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Outside

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Inside

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Background

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Foreground

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Leading Lines

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Lead Room

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Here’s an extra picture just for fun. Almost used it for leading lines, but I wasn’t sure which was better.

I went to the Boise Train Depot station to take my images. It has a few big subjects to work with so I thought it would be a good starting point. I really liked the images I came away with and I think they fit the criteria for this assignment.

I worked with them in light room adding some vignettes, adjusting the exposure for the ones that had harsher lighting. Light room was actually really easy to use and to edit my pictures. I like it more than Photoshop for the basics.

Infographic for Facebook

Company: Nampa Dental

Objective: Increase sales of mouth guards and convert new mouth guard patients into returning patients.
Strategy: Create a Facebook ad to create awareness for the importance of mouth guards to prevent tooth injuries. Convert mouth guard patients into new regular patients.

We are a Dental practice and are trying to increase awareness and sales through social media. We’ve just combined two practices and are in a position where we’d love to have new patients. We want to increase our followers on Facebook and hopefully create content that will attract younger clients, with this infographic specifically those that are playing sports in high school or college who need mouth guards.

My message to the audience is that it’s better to protect your teeth with a mouth guard than to have to repair your damaged teeth that happen more often

Title: Archivo Narrow

Body: Cantarell

Footer: Helvetica

All images were taken by me, but I gave credit to Nampa Dental since I work there. Not sure if that’s correct.

Critique: Melanie Buchanan and Charity Jacob helped critique my inforgraphic. Melanie suggested adding the contact info which I had forgotten and changing the first point from damaging teeth which was confusing, to something else. Charity suggested widening to box around the pictures so that it wasn’t creating a tangent. Once I did that it really helped open up the space.

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Teach By the Spirit

Story:

Teach by the Spirit

About six months into my mission in Minnesota, it was almost 9 p.m one evening and my companion and I were walking in an apartment building contacting people and knocking on doors. At 8:59 we were about to walk out the doors when we saw someone down the hallway. We could have told ourselves, it’s time to go, we’ve worked hard all day. We’ll come back tomorrow but instead we walked toward the man at the end of the hallway. We spoke with him for a couple of minutes and were able to share a scripture and set up a time to meet with him. We didn’t think too much of it, he seemed very spiritual, as were most of the African people in the area, so we went home. Little did we know that 4 months later we would be committing them to baptism. It didn’t come easily though. Many of the African immigrants in the area were very religious people, had a church they went to and weren’t interested in changing.

After meeting with this man, and eventually his family for several months we were over for a lesson and invited them to be baptized (for what seemed like the hundredth time). They had always given us excuses and said they had already been baptized so why did they need to do it again? We’d explained the importance of baptism under proper authority and many other doctrines, but it never seemed to sink in. We were teaching about fasting and invited them to fast for a specific purpose, to see if the Lord wanted them to be baptized as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They agreed to fast with us the following Sunday.

At our next lesson we followed up with them about their fast. They began to describe their experience about how they had fasted and prayed for an answer and toward the end of their fast the parents looked at each other and both said they had felt that they should be baptized. I realized as they were telling us this that no matter how many times we had taught the principles and doctrines of the gospel, it was the Spirit that truly changed their hearts and convinced them of the truthfulness of the gospel.

As we teach with the Spirit we help others to learn of the truthfulness of the gospel. It allows them to participate in the covenants and ordinances that only the gospel of Jesus Christ has to offer them. I know everyone has advice they would give to someone preparing for a mission and here is mine, teach by the spirit. If the spirit is there, those you teach will progress and learn by the spirit and experience true conversion.

Sketch:

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Images:

sister-missionaries-teaching-hispanic-family-263109-wallpaper sistermissionariesteaching sister-missionaries-atlanta-georgia-1127552-wallpaper  mormon-missionaries-teaching-ghana-1130965-wallpaper

Image Sources:

http://www.ourthoughts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/sister-missionaries-teaching-hispanic-family-263109-wallpaper-672×372.jp

https://www.lds.org/media-library/images/sister-missionaries-tablet-1467375?lang=eng

https://www.lds.org/media-library/images/sister-missionaries-atlanta-georgia-1127552?lang=eng

https://www.lds.org/ensign/2014/08/why-we-share-the-gospel?lang=eng

His Grace Is Sufficient

If it says content not found, ignore it! The link still works. At least it did when I tried it!
Critique Report: This week Liz Miller and Israel Marquez critiqued my slides. One thing that was mentioned was using the white space a little more effectively on a couple of the slides. I tried to position my picture and topic better so that the white space would more effectively flow. It was also recommended that I make sure I have a quarter inch between my words and the edge of the slide so I fixed that.
Process:
I looked for a talk that I thought I’d be able to find great images for and have the presentation flow. I remembered one of my favorites from my mission about Christ’s Grace being sufficient. I looked for key words or phrases in the talk and then found pictures to match them. I then drew several sketches and chose this final one to base my slides on.
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Message: We can change through Christ.
Audience: BYU students (Devotional topic)
Color Scheme: Blues, greens and oranges – Triad
Screenshot of slides:
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Font: Calibri regular (size 72 and 16), sans serif

Event Flyer – One Big Jump

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Process: I used a movie as my source of inspiration. I found this picture and I liked the colors it had, blue and orange, a complimentary color scheme and decided to go with it and use some repeating colors through text and design.

Critique Process: Originally the sky was blue, but after hearing from Johanna Palmer and Kaley Sullivan that there was not enough fluidity I was able to remove the background to create a more fluid white space and that way it didn’t look like two completely separate pictures. Also Sister Peterson mentioned the lines moving the eye out of the flyer, so I moved those to move into the picture.

Fonts:

Title- Segoe UI Semibold font (Sans Serif)

Body Font- Californian FB font (Serif)

Color Scheme: Blue and Orange, Complimentary

Link to Image: http://www.dianliwenmi.com/postimg_150271_7.html