Tanya Escobedo, Signing Off

This concludes my time here in Ms. Kol’s graphic design class.


Same-Sex Marriage – OTS & UTS

  1.  Who legalized same-sex marriage?
  2. Where is same-sex marriage legalized?
  3. When was same-sex marriage legalized?
  4. What is same-sex marriage?
  1. Why is same-sex marriage viewed negatively in certain political fields?
  2. Could this world have been affected if same-sex marriage wasn’t legalized?
  3. Would other countries, who have not legalized same-sex marriage consider legalizing it?
  4. How might other countries view the U.S after legalizing same-sex marriage?

Visual Metaphor Examples

Same-Sex Marriage 


The metaphor in this image is the women holding the balance scale in comparison to the married couples. The message in this image shows the balance, equality and approval of same-sex marriage.


The metaphor are the rights written in the Bill of Rights in comparison to the family. The message depicted in this image shows the possibility of maintaining a family with a marriage of the same sex.

Editorial Cartoon

The metaphor depicted in this image, shows a comparison to the statue of liberty and the equality of same-sex marriage. The message conveyed in this image would be the justice and liberty of having equality within a marriage of the same sex.

3D Design-Project Reflection

  1. Throughout this project, I was able to accomplish the main focus and design of my work area in which I will be working in as a pediatrician. I am most proud of the details in my design, for example my exam table, the computer, and the designs on the wall. These objects are something that I am most proud of because not only are they something that took time in designing, but stand out as things that in this field I will be required to use daily.
  2. Working on this project, I didn’t find anything to be quite challenging because throughout it, the research and designing was beneficial for me in learning more about the career I want to pursue in.
  3. On this project, although knowing what I was going to design, I learned more about the things that were required for this field. I learned about what a pediatrician needed, mentally in order to work with minor patients. I also learned that becoming a pediatrician required a lot of schooling, more than I expected.
  4. I would advice that they really research what career they have in mind rather than just picking any, because the career chosen may not always be what is expected. I would also advice that the students make time to work on their project, getting it done rather than waiting for the last minute.
  5. Six adjectives that describe this project are informative, beneficial, detailed, elaborate, imperfect, and creative.

3D Design-Time

3D Design-Time (Period 1)

“Time is precious, waste it wisely” -unknown 

Often we spend our time rushing through things in life, not getting a chance to really appreciate the moments. Once a moment is lost or wasted, it can never be recovered. Forever will it remain a memory, or a part of history from our past. Using our time wisely helps one manage obstacles that we encounter without missing out on opportunities. With constantly looking at the time on my phone, I am assured of the things that need to get done. I use my phone as a way of making the best of time not only for my priorities but for myself. “Accepting that we can only make the best of the time that we have will enable us to all feel more contented and less like we are playing catch up all through life.”

Art Criticism

Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio

David Hockney


Principles of Design:

  • Movement/Rhythm: The artwork gives form to the movement of the focal areas directed through the edges of the hills, and colors of the art repeatedly.
  • Emphasis: The artwork emphasizes the mountains at the center of the city by contrasting the different areas with its shape, textures, and sizes, making the area stand out creating a realistic feel on the objects.
  • Pattern/Repetition: The repetition of the squiggly lines on the hills and the straight lines of the trees, creates unity and value within the artwork making lighter parts of the art the focal point.
  • Variety:The artwork shows several different designs of color scheme, using cool colors and elements creating a soothing impression to hold the viewers attention.
  • Balance/Unity: The unity and asymmetrical balance between parts of the artwork, creates a sense of completeness within the objects, elements, and shapes making them look organic throughout the art.
  • Contrast: The different contrasts between the mountains and the lower grass areas in the art creates dimension within the elements as they are placed next to each other.

History of Graphic Design



During the Postmodern time period many young designers challenged the laws of modernism and began to violate grid patterns, invert expected forms, explore decorative and historical elements, and included subjectivity. April Greiman, a famous artist during this time period, was acclaimed for her postmodernist experimentation. Her dynamic typographic innovations and colorful montages were made in collaborations with that application of video montages and imagery to print graphics.

april greiman

Manuscript Design in Antiquity & the Middle Ages

Industrial Revolution

Art Nouveau 

Graphic Design in the 20th Century

Postwar Graphic Design

Postmodern Graphic Design 

The Digital Revolution Pt. 1

The Digital Revolution Pt. 2