Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Emotional Labour Quiz

Today I have been asked to describe what I think "Emotional Labour" is, and include links and screen captures from any websites of three people or organizations that I have discovered and begun to follow. 

I'm going to begin by putting in my own words what I feel "Emotional Labour" is. 
To me, "Emotional Labour" is expressing certain emotions because you want to give off a good vibe to the consumers, customers and/or clients, that other people don't want to do. These people go out and create websites, or blogs to help you and give you information or products that you may need to help benefit you. You are there to make the money you deserve by your attitude towards it. You are giving what the customers, consumers, and/or clients want, which keeps them wanting more. Emotional Labour is expressing your positive feelings and emotions.

I don't really follow many people or organizations. The main one I follow is 1001freefonts.com. I follow this website because it allows me to find fonts for free. Being in a Graphic Design program, finding creative fonts to use for free is pretty handy because we use a lot of typography and if I had to pay for all the fonts I use than I would be using the same one over and over again. It's nice that someone takes the time to design this website and add new fonts everyday. Here are some screen captures of the website and how much work they put into.

- on the website, you have the option of previewing it and selecting what computer type you use.

- the website gives you so many different types of fonts to choose from. 

Another website that I have followed and will continue to follow is http://www.morguefile.com. This website is very helpful when looking for high resolution images. It is sometimes impossible to find high resolution images. It is nice to be able to go to a website and download images for use for school work.

- the website offers free images.

 - they give so many different themes to choose from.

I feel that I must start following more websites and blogs. I am having a hard time trying to figure out my last website or blog. So I am going to chose our class blog www.grap10009.blogspot.com. It is a very helpful website if you miss a class or didn't understand something, you are able to go to the blog and it will have what you didn't understand, explained in a way that you can understand it. Our teacher posts everything that goes on with our class and it is a great idea to have this blog for our class. The blog is updated after every class and explains what was discussed or done in class. It also has all the blogs from my classmates on it and allows me to see their work. 

After doing this blog for the Emotional Labour Quiz, I have decided that I am going to start following more websites or blogs of organizations and people. I have realized that it is important to look up information and learn about social media. I wish I would of started doing this earlier. Having a blog has helped me express my work and show what I have to offer. I have learnt that using social media helps you show what you have designed and allows you to interact with other people and receive feedback from them and give your feedback.
Getting feedback is very important, it helps you improve and learn from your mistakes. In the end, it helps you become a better designer and helps you improve your skills in connecting with others.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

FINAL - Popularity

People travel to get away from the world for a while. Now a days, when people travel its not really "getting away" when they are sitting on their phones or computers the entire time. I designed this ad for Travel Now because we dare you to turn your phone off the entire vacation, I bet a lot of people couldn't do it.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Hey guys,

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while. I have been going through a rough time, but I will been adding new artwork soon.