Week 4 Assessment


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Week 3 Assessment


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Week 2 Assessment


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Week 1 Assessment


So, I've taken the plunge and signed up to a couple of courses with Shaw Academy. This is to further my knowledge in Graphic Design and Photoshop. With over 10 years experience in Graphic Design and completing a variety of courses over the years to refresh my skills and knowledge, I decided to try and get my Diploma and hopefully my Degree.

I'll be posting up my weekly assignments on my website to keep you all updated with my progress and also gives me some accountability too, to stay focussed and get my "homework" done.

Assignment week 1:

Q: Find an icon that we use every day that has several meanings and uses.

A: There is nothing more iconic i think than the heart. The heart means love, we use it in text messages and comments as a replacement for the word "love" or to just simply express that we are thinking of someone when we comment on a post.

The heart is also used on shopping websites such as this one I have used recently to add an item to your favourites or wish list.

One place we have used it is on Instagram to like a post and on Facebook it gives you the option to love a post along with like/sad/angry etc. It has become a versatile symbol in every day use.


I have just completed my 2nd lesson in module 1 for my Diploma in Graphic Design, it was very informative and gave me a lot to think about when creating infographics or adverts, I'll be putting it all to good use with my current clients. The lesson assignment today is to think of a my favourite logo or design and my reason why I like it.

This task seems easy at first, of all the logos, movie posters, advertisments, billboard designs, the list is endless, I would at least have a favourite, but in truth I don't. So after searching through the internet for a little while just focussing on logo designs i decided to just pick one that stood out to me and settle for the first one that my eyes went to when i looked at my screen.

I chose Under Armour

I chose this logo as my "favourite" because maybe with my current bid on getting myself fit and dropping the weight I was naturally attracted to it, so I decided to look closer. The logo appears strong with thick curved lines which widen towards its ends. It gives the impression of someone lifting weights with strong arms and strong legs. The colour is vibrant and again maybe the reason why it jumped out amongst other very well known logos that I had on my screen to pick from. The logo also represents the U and the A with the upper curve cutting the bottom to for the A.


This is the first bit of homework for module 2. Something I've not done before myself and my final image needs some polishing, but here goes.

The Brief: Create a dynamic geometric image using paths in Photoshop.


I used one of my photos from our trip to Poland of Morskie Oko. It is a work in progress and something I enjoyed doing even if it really isnt my style.

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