Hello blogging world! I have struggled to get here, but all of the sweetest rewards involve struggle, don’t they? After many trials and errors, here it is-my first blog post.
The choices I have made here are deliberate. The layout of the page is simple by design. “Extra or decorative elements often result in visuals that feel cluttered,” (Reynolds, 2014, p. 34) and I agree. I feel that I have enough complications in my life right now, and the space and lack of clutter appeals to me. According to Reynolds (2014), “Type can set a mood” (p. 39). I want my readers to set at eased, so I have chosen accordingly. The font, Noto Sans, is simple. The background color is fresh and vibrant and reminds me of home. Green tends to be associated with luck, health, balance, and calm (Reynolds, 2014, p.79).
My word cloud depicts who I am, or at least, how I see myself. It is in the form of the apple, symbolizing the role of education in my life. The colors are earthy and natural. Roles which define me best take prominence in size, jumping into the forefront of the picture.
I chose the photo above because, not only is it a picture from my driveway, but it represents a road well traveled, familiarity, peace, tranquility, and beauty. Not only that, but the entryway seems to beckon a crossover, which I am working towards by entering the master’s program and crossing over into a new career path. Beyond that crossover is a breathtaking vista that beckons me. The journey excites and scares me at the same time. You are welcomed to join me as I start this trip.
Reynolds, G. (2014). Presentation zen design: A simple visual approach of presenting in today’s world (2nd ed.). New Riders.