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Portfolio

Eric Brook

Contact
Eric Brook:

480 S. 1st W.
Rexburg, ID 83440
208.220.1816
ebrook75419@yahoo.com

Table of Contents
Brochure - pg 4
Web Page - pg 6
Business Card - pg 8
Letterhead - pg 10
Logos - pg 12
Montage - pg 14
Event Ad - pg 16
Imaging - pg 18
Flier - pg 20

Brochure
Description:

A brochure, made in Adobe InDesign, for the purpose of


advertising amiibo training, and a center where consultants
can help visitors train their amiibo for tournaments.

Date:
7/10/16

Course/Instructor:
COMM 130 Section 01
Ben Pingel

Program(s)/Tools:
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop

Objectives:

- Set up and align a two-sided, folded document.


- Create an original, new logo and use it in a brochure.
- Incorporate at least four quality images, not including the
logo.
- Write at least 250 words of original copy in at least three
paragraphs, headers, and subheaders.
- Trim for a full bleed and print in duplex (two-sided) color.

Process:

While working on this project, the programs I used were


Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. As an avid amiibo
trainer myself, I knew that I wanted to emphasize what an
amiibo was and what it can do, so I themed the brochure
around amiibo and amiibo training. After finding what images
I wanted to use, I used the Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop
to form the outline of the logo from the official fighter model
for Wii Fit Trainer from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. I then
utilized what I had learned of paragraph styles to design the
layouts for the title and copy text in the brochure. And after
working on what text I wanted to include in the brochure, I
edited the layout to fully emphasize the theme and meet the
project requirements as best as I could.

Web Page
Description:

A web page, designed using HTML and CSS, made to market my


skills in designing web pages, in addition to marketing my idea to
create a fighting video game themed around the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise.

Date:
6/26/16

Course/Instructor:
COMM 130 Section 01
Ben Pingel

Program(s)/Tools:
Notepad++
Adobe Photoshop

Objectives:

- Size and optimize an original logo as a .png for a web page.


- Write content to describe the process of creating your logo and
how it appeals to a target audience.
- Acquire a working knowledge of HTML and CSS.
- Identify hex colors to match logo.
- Compress multiples files in a zipped folder to attach as one file.

Process:

The programs I used in this project were the HTML and CSS editing
program Notepad++ primarily, and Adobe Photoshop to determine
hex colors for the web page, based on my logos project design. After
I started understanding how I could get the HTML and CSS to do
what I needed it to, I was simple to make the necessary adjustments
to the files. I then determined what design elements I felt would
work best for the final design. I created this web page firstly to
market myself to potential employers by demonstrating my ability
to design web pages. Secondly, Im using this web page to pitch an
idea Ive had for some time for a video game based on the Japanese
anime Yu-Gi-Oh!, stylized in its gameplay after the popular fighting
game Super Smash Bros. The logo used would be for the first
installment of a planned game series based on the original Yu-Gi-Oh
series and each of its spin-offs.

Business Card
Description:

A business card design for a fictional video game studio.

Date:
6/12/16

Course/Instructor:
Ben Pingel

Barking Dragon
Game Studios

Program(s)/Tools:
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator

Objectives:

- Use the basic tools in Illustrator & InDesign.


- Create a new logo to fit a company or personal image.
- Use the new logo to design consistent layouts for a business
card and letterhead.

Process:

The program used for this business card design were Adobe
InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. I incorporated use of object
fitting, as well as manipulating objects in the design to invert
applied colors between the front and back of the card to
create contrast. After sketching the design for my logo, I used
the pen and anchor point tools in Ilustrator to draw the logo
and add curved lines. After filling the color in and creating
the inverted-colored logo, I began placing the solid and
inverted-colored logos on both sides of the business card.
I then included my name, the name of the studio, contact
information for the company and myself, and an office
address. Lastly, I adjusted the size of the different sides of my
business card to match each other, and still have some full
bleed for printing.

Eric Brook
Director
Ofce Number:
208.202.1868
ebrook75419@yahoo.com
www.barkingdragonstudios.com
480 S 1st W, Apt 210
Rexburg, ID 83440

Barking Dragon
Game Studios

COMM 130 Section 01

Letterhead
Description:
A letterhead page design for a fictional video game studio.

Date:
6/12/16

Barking Dragon
Game Studios

Eric Brook

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Office Number:
208.202.1868
ebrook75419@yahoo.com
www.barkingdragongamestudios.com
480 S 1st W, Apt 210
Rexburg, ID 83440

Course/Instructor:
COMM 130 Section 01
Ben Pingel

Program(s)/Tools:
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign

Objectives:

- Use the basic tools in Illustrator & InDesign.


- Create a new logo to fit a company or personal image. Do
not imitate existing logos or use previous designs. Dont use
photos or live trace.
- Use the new logo to design consistent layouts for a business
card and letterhead.

Process:

The programs used in this project were Adobe Illustrator


and Adobe InDesign. Once I had the designs for the logos
completed, and put into my business card design, I started
working on the letterhead. I began by making one of my solidcolor logos in the letterhead transparent, so that it could
be used as a watermark at the bottom of the page. From
there, I included my name, the name of the studio, contact
information for the company and myself, and an office
address. To add some final design touches, I added dashes
below the watermark, and dashes running from the bottom
of the logo at the top to my name.

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Logos
Description:

A logo design concept for an original idea by Eric Brook,


for a Yu-Gi-Oh video game in the fighting game genre.

Date:
6/5/16

Course/Instructor:
COMM 130 Section 01
Ben Pingel

Program(s)/Tools:
Adobe Illustrator

Objectives:

- Create three completely different, original logos to fit


a company or personal image that will appeal to the
audience.
- Market research: gather opinions from at least ten
people about which logo appeals most to them.
- Use the basic tools of Adobe Illustrator to create and
draw your logos.

Process:

Each of these logos were designed using Adobe


Illustrator. First, I formed the triangle shape, using the
rectangle tool to draw out the triangle and the anchor
point tool to connect the bottom corners of the shape.
I then used the ellipse tool to add circles above the
first shape, one colored to match the triangle and one
colored white. The two colored circles were placed in
such a way as to resemble a renowned object from the
Yu-Gi-Oh franchise, that this logo was based on. Lastly,
after adding the desired text to the center of the design,
I used a font for the title that accurately matches the
official font type of the Yu-Gi-Oh brand, in order to
accurately associate the logo with the brand.

Montage
Description:

A montage visual design with a message of hope for those


who feel like theyre sinking in their life issues.

Date:
5/28/16

Course/Instructor:
COMM 130 Section 01
Ben Pingel

Program(s)/Tools:
Adobe Photoshop

Process:

After sketching out my initial design idea, based on my


then recent studies from my New Testament study class, I
searched for appropriate images that matched my design
sketch using the image gallery of Google Images. Once I had
my images, I placed them into Adobe Photoshop, overlayed
the images, and used the Blend tool to fade the images
into the background. While doing so, I also removed some
unnecessary blurring that I noticed on the hands, while
actively trying to keep the images solid and coherent. I
then selected and inserted a quote from a member of the
Quorum of the Twelve (who, when he gave the quote, was
in the Presidency of the Seventy) that I felt was relevant to
the montage, adding a drop shadow to the text to contrast it
with the darker colors in the background. Lastly, I inserted a
Diffuse Glow filter to add a bit more light to the background.

The Lord was there for [Peter],


just as He is there for you.

- Unify a layout with a consistent theme and dominant


spiritual message.
- Learn to blend two or more images together gradually, using
masks.
- Use a mask to apply a filter to one part of the image.
- Apply typography principles (titles, quotes, events or
scripturesyour choice).

Lord, save me!

Objectives:

Event Ad

Join us in helping needy children in our community celebrate the miracle of Easter at
our Charity Dinner.

Description:

A color full-bleed event ad to promote a fundraiser


using only Microsoft Word and a scanner.

Date:
5/15/16

Course/Instructor:
COMM 130 Section 01
Ben Pingel

Program(s)/Tools:

Microsoft Word
Epson Scanner
PDF2JPG.net (PDF converter)

Objectives:

- Find, scan and import a high-quality image.


- Create a full-bleed design.
- Use text boxes for layout in Word.
- Insert and edit images in Word.

Process:

While working on this project, my primary program


was Microsoft Word. After sketching out the design,
I chose a picture from the February 2016 Ensign
to tie in to my message. After scanning the picture
to use in the design, I began by using my split
complimentary color scheme of pink, yellow, and
green to add a color fill to each of my text boxes,
using colors from the picture. I used these colors
from the picture to express the theme of the ad,
applying the colors that I felt associated well with
Easter. Lastly, I changed the text color in the date,
time, and place text box to white to help contrast
with the green background.

This year, weve partnered with LDS


Charities to raise money for families in
Madison County who are less fortunate.
Our goal is to provide 250 Easter Baskets
for the children and 300 baskets of food,
clothing, and supplies to their parents.
Additional donations can be made by
donating to Easter Baskets for Tots by
visiting Deseret Industries, 511 N 2nd E,
Rexburg, ID.
Adult Meals (18 and older) are $5 per
plate.
Children and Teen Meals (5-17) are $3
per plate.
Children 4 and younger eat FREE.

Date:
Saturday March 19th

Time:
5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Place:
Rexburg Tabernacle Civic (Community) Center

Imaging
Description:

A Photoshop-designed flier concept, intended to connect with


video gamers with a love for all things Nintendo.

Date:
5/22/16

Course/Instructor:
COMM 130 Section 01
Ben Pingel

Program(s)/Tools:
Canon ProShot Camera
Adobe Photoshop

Objectives:

- Learn basic photography skills.


- Use a digital camera to take a quality image, then download it.
- Adjust image brightness, contrast, hue, and saturation levels.
- Size and crop the image.
- Use a selection tool to isolate a portion of the image.
- Desaturate the selected portion of the image.
- Use a filter or colorize a portion of the image.

Process:

The program used for this design was Adobe Photoshop, while
I used a Canon ProShot Camera rented by the school to take
the photo. I utilized the skills I had learned the week this design
was made regarding lighting and the rule of thirds when I took
the photo, using some Nintendo-related props that I had in
my apartment. Using a triadic color scheme of red, blue, and
yellow, I gathered and position my props so that the red from
the Nintendo 3DS, the yellow of my Pikachu amiibo figure, and
the blue of my Roy amiibos cape stood out predominantly
against the mostly white backdrop. Sadly, however, I did not
realize when I was taking the photo that a lot of unnecessary
outside light got into the shot, as the day I took the picture was
particularly sunny. Because of all this unneeded light, there was
a considerable amount of glare from the light that ended up in
the photo and in the final design.

Flier
Description:

The first project of the semester, this was my first effort in


using Adobe programs as I designed a flier for the Graduate
Leadership Conference.

Date:
5/8/16

Graduate

Course/Instructor:

Do you want to have the


competitive edge in business?

COMM 130 Section 01


Ben Pingel

Come learn how at


Vouant
Communications
annual Graduate
Leadership
Conference.

Program(s)/Tools:

Vouant
Communications
is devoted to
helping tomorrows
leaders gain essential
leadership skills for the
workplace. During this dynamic
three-day seminar, attendees
will meet with top executives of
Vouant Communications to discuss
breakthrough leadership techniques,
while cultivating attributes of leadership
that will market to any employer.

Adobe InDesign

Objectives:

- Apply the design principles and use appropriate typography.


- Incorporate basic InDesign skills to improve basic flier
layout.
- Retrieve image and logo from links on this page.
- Create a project folder with image, logo and InDesign
document to keep links in InDesign intact.

Process:

The program I used to design this flier was Adobe InDesign, a


program that, at the time, I was using for the first time. From
what little I had learned up to the point about visual design,
I sketched out what I wanted to do, and then used my basic
sense of how objects are meant to fit together to understand
where to place each element of the flier. Among the FOCUS
principles that I wanted to utilize in the project were Shape,
Repetition, and Contrast, which was already going to be a
design element as we werent using color at this point in the
course. By using contrasting colors, I was able to create a
partial focal point in the white space to direct the flow of the
text. Then, by repeating the use of triangle shapes, the text
color throughout the flier, and text alignment, I did what I
could to create gestalt from each different design element.

Leadership
Conference

Conference is available to graduating seniors.


Space is limited.
Registration and more information available at: www.vouantcomm.com/leaders

Date:
October 21

Time:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Place:
Lincoln Convention Center