Category Archives: Design

Nike LeBron 12s UMW Customized

My Created Assignment #1: Customize A Pair Of Shoes (3 Stars)

Description of Assignment: “Everyone likes to have a pair of shoes that are one of a kind. Customize a pair of shoes of your choosing. You can use photoshop or any website to edit shoes. To help me customize my Nike shoes I used but you can use any site you want. Make the two pictures into one you can do this with an app on the phone called Insta Picframes or any app you prefer. Then add the original shoes plus the “Before” text and add the new shoes plus the “After” text. I used Microsoft word to add the text with text boxes.”

Custom Shoes

The Story

I wanted a pair of Nike LeBron 12s but everyone I knew had them already. They’re my favorite basketball shoes by my favorite player LeBron James. So I decided to buy a pair of all white ones. Then I customize them with UMW colors so no one else would have a pair like me. Every time I wore them around campus people would give me compliments on my new shoes or ask where they could buy them but I would have to tell them they’re one of a kind.

The Process, Narrated

I started this assignment by picking the shoes I wanted to customize. I then found them on and it let me change the colors of the shoe. I then saved the original shoes and the customized shoes. I used the Insta Picframe app on my phone to make the pictures into one. I saved the picture and then added the “Before” and “After” text with Microsoft word by adding text boxes. I group everything together to form one image then saved it. Finally I added the picture to flickr with the tags.


The Ultimate Merger (4 and 1/2 Stars)

Description of Assignment:“Businesses merger together all the time (at least that’s what Mad Men has taught me). For this assignment create a logo in which you combine to famous logos. Humor is encouraged.”

The Story

In 2017 McDonald’s and Wendy’s were both losing business to each other. So the CEOs of both companies met in person to figure out if one of them could buy each other out. During the meeting neither of them could figure out a deal that work best. Finally one of them suggested a merger of the two companies. They worked out the details and it became official. They would be called McWendy’s and the logo above is a mash of both logos together. They would sell both McDonald’s and Wendy’s at the same location. They became the most profitable fast food chain in the world.

The Process, Narrated

For this assignment I first found the two logos McDonald’s and Wendy’s on Google Images. I then used to mix them together. I first uploaded the Wendy’s logo. I erased the W from Wendy’s and uploaded the McDonald’s M. I then flipped the M upside down so it spelled Wendy’s. I call it McWendy’s.

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1 Movie 4 Icons: Guess the movie

One Story / Four Icons (2 and 1/2 Stars)

Description of Assignment:“This idea was first suggested by Tom Woodward and has been a long standing popular ds106 assignment. The assignment is to reduce a movie, story, or event into its basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce them further to simple icons, four of them. Write your blog post up but do not give away the answer, let people guess! The challenge is to find the icons that suggest the story, but do not make it so easy. For icons a great resource is The Noun Project.”



The Story

Yesterday, my girlfriend and I were watching this movie before we saw the new one in the movie theatre today.  She’s never seen the movie before so she was a little jumpy at some of the scenes.  It’s a science fiction movie and its very suspenseful. Watching the older ones as a little kid made me wish what was in the movie real! It was the first movie that scared me while I was watching it.

The Process, Narrated

I first started by picking a movie that I recently saw at the movie theatre. Next, I began downloading The Noun Project onto my computer.  It allowed me to search threw the many icons they had. When I found the four ones I wanted I dragged them over onto a word document. I then group the four images together and saved it as one image.

Who ate the last piece of cake?

This Assignment is Suspect! (3 Stars)

Description of Assignments: “Have you ever seen those crime shows that organize a case using a suspect board? Like Scandal or Blacklist? Well, that’s exactly what this assignment is. You will create a suspect board (or a board that connects different characters) to show interaction between the people. Feel free to add text, objects, and locations that connect to the people/characters to develop the story even more. Make sure that the board clearly shows how the pieces are connected, and in your post, explain the story behind it. A good example is one completed by Julia James using Microsoft Word by inserting text boxes and connecting them with lines.”

The Story

Today at three o’clock PM I notice that the last piece of chocolate cake was missing from my fridge. That was suppose to be my piece chocolate cake! I listed who was in the house at the time the cake was missing. There was my dog, a little baby, and my dad. I narrowed off my dog right away since he can’t open the fridge. Next I narrowed off the little baby since he can’t even walk yet. Finally, by process of elimination it had to be my dad. I confronted him about it and he ended up buying me ice cream since he ate my piece of cake.

The Process, Narrated

To create this assignment I used Microsoft word. I first found the suspect board background on Google and inserted it onto word. I also got the four pictures off google and inserted them onto the board. To add the text I inserted text boxes. Finally to be different I didn’t want to use arrows so I used a plus sign, two non-equal signs, and an equal sign. They were found in the shapes so it made it easy to insert them in. Lastly, I selected everything and grouped them all together to form one picture under format picture tab.


Design A License Plate (2 Stars)

Description of the Assignment: “Design your own license plate! You can use an online site, alter a preexisting photo, or make your own from scratch. Make the license plate describe either your or a character. Your license plate design should have two part to it: designing the background for the plate and designing the font. Be creative with it.”

License Plate

The Story

This license plate illustrates my love to travel and see the world. I captured both of those things with the background and text. I love going anywhere and seeing the beauty in the place. I would rather have someone else drive on long car rides so I could focus on whats around me and view the world.

The Process, Narrated

For this assignment I had to find a website where I could create a license plate from scratch. I found a site called Build a Sign and it had an easy way to create a license plate. I first started with a license plate with the background I have now. Then, I change the colors to make it look like a sun setting behind the mountains and woods. Next, I chose the “TIME2TRAVEL” saying to use on the license plate. Finally, I found a font, size, and color of the text I liked and inserted it into the license plate.

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