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G W Zimmerman Week 2 Weekly Summary

G W Zimmerman Week 2 Weekly Summary

This was a very busy week. There was a great deal to learn and ample opportunity to push myself way out of my comfort zone. My posts this week consisted of: Reflection on the Vignelli Canon:   http://salukizim.com/weekly-summary/reflection-on-the-vignelli-canon/ DesignBlitz: http://salukizim.com/pictures/design-blitz-challenge/ Daily Creates: https://twitter.com/GeorgeWZimmerm2/status/869720013518798848 https://twitter.com/GeorgeWZimmerm2/status/870050371519086595 https://twitter.com/GeorgeWZimmerm2/status/870707736006115328 […]

Because

Because

This was an interesting Animated GIF to create. At first, I created my two contradicting thoughts using Power Point. I saved the two slides as JPG files. Then using the tutorial posted on the USMAN Ownz Blog, with a one major modification I was able […]

Happy Bird

Happy Bird

This was challenging! Thank goodness for the tutorials. I ended up purchasing Adobe Photoshop to make this first animated GIF. For my subject I recently received a video from a friend of a crazy cockatoo that loves to dance to Elvis tunes. I picked about 7 seconds of video from the 3 minute video I received. This is one happy bird.

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Kabul Battle Buddies – Are We There Yet?

Kabul Battle Buddies – Are We There Yet?

Wow! This was a challenge. Once I figured out how to use GIMP, I actually liked it. Not as difficult as I thought it would be. For this assignment I chose a photo taken of me with the folks  who worked with me in Afghanistan. […]

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch

My saluki hounds are notorious for keeping a close eye on critters, people, and vehicles that come near our house. They are the original “Neighborhood Watch” DesignAssignments DesignAssignments64

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Last year I took a business trip to Cairo, Egypt. The day I was leaving my host insisted on taking me to the Pyramids for one quick photo to help prove that I had been there. I particularly like this photo. It was actually a frigid day and the wind was howling. The good news was that all of the pollution had blown away and the pyramids actually looked good.

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A Beautiful Day at Sea

A Beautiful Day at Sea

I love contradictions. Having survived a number of heavy rolls at sea I always found it funny when my land lubber friends would wish me smooth sailing as I would depart for another 9 month deployment at sea. DesignAssignments DesignAssignments 2075

Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack

In honor of National Donut Day I decided to challenge myself with recreating the Sugar Shack Logo/Trade Mark. This was actually a great deal of fun. I decided that I would use my old friend Power Point because it has most of the functions required […]

Mr. Z.

Mr. Z.

Creating an emoji or avatar of myself was fun. I found an app for my iPad that allowed me to take a picture of myself and then using the facial information go thru a menu of matches to build a pretty decent “cartoon” likeness of myself.

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Design Blitz

Design Blitz

This week’s design blitz  was great fun. I decided to use the time before and after my morning class to walk thru the campus, from the parking garage to and around Mercer Hall to capture some of the design elements listed in the blitz assignment. […]