In Friday’s PRCA 3339 (PR Publications) course, we discussed author Robin Williams‘ concept of the Joshua Tree Epiphany and how CRAP can help us remember effective design principles. 

Many thanks to Saul Greenberg for developing the original PPT that I based this upon.

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This Issue is Dedicated to *YOU*

On January 12, 2009, in assignment, PRCA 2330, by Barbara Nixon

there's the camera by wockerjabby.For my PRCA 2330 Class:

Here’s a fun assignment that you will complete before class on Wednesday, January 14. 

Using your choice of software or online service (such as Big Huge Labs at http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/magazine.php), create a magazine cover that depicts you (personality, background, aspirations) to help your class learn more about you.

  • The cover photo must be of you, taken at any point in your life. 
  • Include at least your first name somewhere in the design.
  • Feel free to emulate an existing magazine cover’s look and feel.
  • Save the magazine cover as a JPG, PDF or some other format that can be shown in class.
  • Submit your file to the Assignments area in GeorgiaVIEW.
  • Please also print a hard copy (in color if possible) for me.
  • This assignment will “count” as part of your participation grade in this class.

Questions?

barbara_is_listening

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/68051280@N00/113938973/

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A Magazine, All About *You*

On January 11, 2009, in assignment, PRCA 3339, by Barbara Nixon

Day 240: You! by bookgrl.For my PRCA 3339 Class:

Here’s a fun assignment that you will present in class on Wednesday, January 14. 

Using your choice of software or online service (such as Big Huge Labs at http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/magazine.php), create a magazine cover that depicts you (personality, background, aspirations) to help your class learn more about you.

  • The cover photo must be of you, taken at any point in your life. 
  • Include at least your first name somewhere in the design.
  • Feel free to emulate an existing magazine cover’s look and feel.
  • Save the magazine cover as a JPG, PDF or some other format that can be shown in class.
  • Be prepared to show your magazine cover and discuss it briefly in class (on January 14).
  • This assignment will “count” as part of your participation grade in this class.

Questions?

barbara_is_listening

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60849961@N00/1924356470/

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Creating a Magazine Cover

On January 11, 2009, in public relations, by Barbara Nixon

In one of my public relations classes, I asked my students to create their own magazine covers about themselves so that we could get to know each other better. And I thought it was only fair that I shared my own magazine cover, created using Big Huge Labs.

All About Barbara - Magazine Cover by you.

The photo was taken in front of the Love sculpture in Scottsdale, AZ, in January 2007. We were in Scottsdale for the PF Chang Rock & Roll Half-Marathon, which we both walked in less than four hours (faster than some of the runners!).

I took the photo of my husband and me at arm’s length; I especially liked how my pink International Listening Association jacket shows up in the reflections in our sunglasses. Since that weekend, I’ve made it a habit of always snapping pictures of us together like that so that we can better remember our travels together.

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