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Remember when you were a kid and they would toss a bunch of markers on a table for a project? There was always a grab for the best color, your most favorite color, to make sure you could represent the world exactly the way you wanted. Well it turns out there’s a reason we’re drawn […]

Color, Design 101

9/16/21

Color Psychology

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Fun fact: what we humans perceive as color is actually just a fragment of what exists. Color exists on an electromagnetic spectrum of which our brains can only interpret a tiny part. When light shines on an object, some colors bounce off the objects while others are absorbed. Our eyes can only see the colors […]

Color, Design 101

9/09/21

The Graphic Design Color Wheel

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Welcome, star students. I sure am glad you are here for today’s lesson,

Design 101, Mrs. Wheeler

7/23/21

Using Color in Design

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As a (mostly) extrovert I have always been pretty social, but having awesome friends and finding a creative community are very different! When I went full-time with JWD in 2019, I was looking forward to the perks of working solo but quickly realized that I didn’t know many designers. That wasn’t going to work! I […]

Resources

8/25/20

5 Ways to Grow Community (While Working Alone)

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Get your freebie! Join Mrs. Wheeler’s Classroom See it on social Getting started is often the hardest part! In today’s lesson, I’m sharing some tricks to help you kick start your designs! Before you start any visual exploration. You must first spend time thinking about the audience.Who will be look at, reading, interacting with this […]

Design 101, Mrs. Wheeler

8/19/20

Get a Design Started

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Today we are talking typography and I’m so excited!

Design 101, Mrs. Wheeler, Typography

8/12/20

You’re Just My Type

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Mrs. Wheeler here! There are so many Adobe programs out there today, I thought it would be helpful to review a few of them for today’s lesson! Created in San Jose California, in 1982, after John Warnock and Charles Geschke created the Post-Script programming language. Today Adobe is the leader in creative technology. Having made […]

Design 101, Mrs. Wheeler

8/05/20

What’s Up Adobe?

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Get your Freebie! See it on social Join Mrs. Wheeler’s Classroom HELLLOOO! You know what day it is! 💛#mrswheelerwednesdays Today’s lesson is allll about file types. Have you ever been asked for a file and it doesn’t open or your not sure which is the type to send. Well this here should help ya out […]

Design 101, Mrs. Wheeler

7/23/20

All About File Types

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get your font freebie! Join Mrs. Wheeler’s Classroom See it on social 👋 Helllooo!! Mrs. Wheeler here! Fonts don’t have to be so scary, that’s what Jamie always tells me. So today, I’m dropping all my knowledge on picking a super duper font! Let’s learn about type styles, licensing, what to look for, where to […]

Design 101, Mrs. Wheeler

7/16/20

Picking a Super Duper Font

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Get your Freebie! Join Mrs. Wheeler’s Classroom See it on social The design history we know, teach, and admire has a major flaw—diversity. Black creatives weren’t highlighted. In many cases it is hard to track back because even if they were talented, they couldn’t sign their own work. But that’s no excuse for the rest […]

Design 101, Mrs. Wheeler

7/08/20

Black Designers You Didn’t Learn About