miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

Chinita's Fair project

Hello, dear readers!
This time, I will tell you everything about our last assignment for the english class.

So, we had this group project assigned, the objective was to create a campaign for the Chinita's Fair, and uploaded in Second Life to create a virtual exhibition along with the other groups of the class.

A little background on the Chinita's fair: It's celebrated on November 18th and it celebrates the day of our patron virgin our ''Lady Rosary of Chiquinquira'' It's probably the biggest celebration in Maracaibo (my hometown) The habitants of Maracaibo have many different ways to celebrate it, some people travel, some people go to the baseball game, some people likes to stay awake till the 19th morning, etc.

The first thing we did was to brainstorm and we came up with this logo: it has the shape of a sun, because Maracaibo and heat go by the hands. Maracaibo it's a very warm city, that's why we used a warm color palette, it's very simple and recognizable. We wanted to create a strong visual identity.

Next thing I did was to come up with this poster, on the background you can see a black and white picture of the ''Chinita's Church'' the basilica of Maracaibo. I decided to keep the warm colors and added a picture of a girl to symbolize it is a celebration were everyone can participate.

We also designed some P.O.P material (personally, I think this is really fun) 
Once again, we have warm colors to symbolize the weather and the ''Warmth of our people'' just as our slogan says. T-shirts, badges, little notebooks, and pens

Finally, we want to use this mind map to sum up what was our campaign all about. Just in case we were not clear enough.

I actually thought this was a very positive experience, not only we had to learn to build a stand in second life which can be very interesting because the possibilities are endless but we got to exercise team work and we also taught people about our culture.

This a picture of my avatar next to our stand in second life. I cant figure out why I'm still an egg. For some reason sometimes it shows my human figure and sometimes I'm just an egg. Oh well.

lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011

My visit to the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge.

This time, I had to go on second life and visit the UWA 3D open art challenge. I was a little skepticall about this I must say, but once I started seeing all of the awesome art work they have there I changed my mind, I was impressed.
I believe it was a positive experience for me to visit the exposition and see how much you can accomplish with a little creativity and drive, its definitely inspiring to see all of the great pieces they created, I think all of them have great color management and composition principles.

This one was my favorite piece:
The sculpture is called Enfolded and the author's name is Glyph Graves
This is what the author wrote about his work: 


A reactive sculpture
but reactive to events out side of the earths atmosphere.
As the lines of earths protective blanket twists and folds itself iteracting with the suns solar wind this sculpture also twists and folds, its texture shifts as the the lines of magnetic force that surround the earth shift.

This sculpture takes the data from the ace sattelite in real time and imbues the scupture with its form.

Every minute it reforms itself according to the strength and  lines of magnetic force outside the earths atmosphere. Not only do the component parts flow with the lines of force  but as the sculpture is updated each minute from the sattelite the texture also flows through the body of the sculpts accentuationg differnt parts.

Think about this  

A sculpture that combines colour and form,  a composite of the physical world and the virtual  and moves as a reflection from one to the other.

very much like what  your avatar and the ones you see around are. 

I also took a shot of another artwork I thought It was interesting

domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2011


So, based on my job selection and cover letter, I came up with this questionnaire summing up the things I think I could be asked about

1) What is Your Greatest Weakness?
I would say that I can be too much of a perfectionist in my work. Sometimes, I spend more time than necessary on a task, or take on tasks personally that could easily be delegated to someone else. Although I've never missed a deadline, it is still an effort for me to know when to move on to the next task, and to be confident when assigning others work.

2) How Would You Describe Yourself?
I'm a creative thinker. I like to explore alternative solutions to problems and have an open mind about what will work best.

3) How Do You Handle Stress / Pressure?
I find that when I'm under the pressure of a deadline, I can do some of my most creative work.

4) What Motivates You?
I've always been motivated by the desire to do a good job at whatever position I'm in. I want to be successful in my job, both for my own personal satisfaction and for my employer.

5) Do You Take Work Home With You?
If it were necessary I would do it. I realize the importance of meeting deadlines and getting work done on time.

6) Why Should We Hire You?
You should hire me because I count on knowledge, skills, abilities and other attributes, which will enable me to blend with the company's goal and objectives.

7) How Do You Feel About Working on a Team?
I believe that I have a lot to contribute to a team environment, and am comfortable in both leadership and player roles. I'm outgoing, friendly, and have strong communication skills

8) What is Your Greatest Strength?
My greatest strength is the hardwork I do to give my best effort to achieve positive results.

9) What Days / Hours Are You Available To Work?
I have classes from Monday to Friday until 11 AM, but I'm flexible about working any other hours you have available.

10) Are you willing to travel?
Yes, I am. In fact, I would love to travel. I am a single person and I don’t have kids, so that wouldn’t be a problem.

viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2011

My cover letter

Andrea Suarez
Calle 66 a. 24A Torres Epifania
Phone: 7864704704

November 02, 2011.

Growing South Shore Company, Rockland, MA, USA.

Application for Graphic designer position

I am writing in response to the article posted in www.craiglist.com  for the position of full time Graphic designer at your well-established graphic organization. I have applied for the post and have attached the relevant documents with the application.
My education has not been completed but I am very close to graduation. I have a keen interest in graphic designing and so; I would like to make the best use of my studies for this post.
Being a fresher to this field, I would appreciate if you select me for the applied post of Web designer. It will be a pleasure working with your team members and this will particularly, widen my skills and knowledge.
I look forward to meet you in person. Kindly, contact me on the provided phone number or email address as per your convenience. Thanking You.
Yours Sincerely
Andrea Suárez

miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2011

My resume

Marital status: single
Birth date: 10/11/1990
Age: 21
Birthplace: Maracaibo
Phone:  04246274952
Email: andrea_suarez@live.com

-          (1993 - 2008) Mater Salvatoris School. Maracaibo, Venezuela.
-          (2009- Present) Bachelor in Graphic design. University Rafael Belloso Chacin. Maracaibo, Venezuela.

Work Experience
-          (2007) Teacher assistant
                Academy for kids. Orlando, Florida
-          (2008) Sales person
Osco. Maracaibo, Venezuela
Other courses
-          (2009) Intensive English Course.
Boston University. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
-          (2008) Six French Levels.
L’alliance Francaise. Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Other Skills
Can play guitar and keyboard

miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2011


The CMYK color model is used in the printing process. To understand it, it is best to start with RGB color. The RGB color model (made up of red, green and blue) is used in your computer monitor, and is what you will view your projects in while still on screen. These colors, however, can only be viewed with natural or produced light, such as in the computer monitor, and not on a printed page. This is where CMYK comes in.

CMYK in Graphic Design
Graphic designers have to deal with the issue of seeing their work on screen in RGB, although their final printed piece will be in CMYK. Digital files should be converted to CMYK before sending to printers, unless otherwise specified. Because of this issue, it is important to use “swatches” when designing if exact color matching is important. Swatches provide a designer and client with a printed example of what a color will look like on paper. A selected swatch color can then be chosen in Photoshop (or a similar program) to insure the desired results. Even though the on-screen color won’t exactly match the swatch, you know what your final color will look like. You can also get a “proof” from a printer, which is an example of your printed piece provided before the entire job is run.

This ares some basic grammar terms to help you get the whole thing
Adjective : In grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified.
Adverb: An adverb is a part of speech. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives (including numbers), clauses, sentences and other adverbs.
Conjunction: A conjunction is a joiner, a word that connects (conjoins) parts of a sentence.
Interjections: Interjections demonstrate emotion and are usually separated from the rest of the sentence by an exclamation point, and sometimes by a comma if the emotion is less stressed.
Noun: A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea. Whatever exists, we assume, can be named, and that name is a noun.
Preposition: A preposition usually indicates the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence as in the following examples:
Pronoun: A pronoun can replace a noun or another pronoun. You use pronouns like "he," "which," "none," and "you" to make your sentences less cumbersome and less repetitive.
Verb: The verb is perhaps the most important part of the sentence. A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and express actions, events, or states of being.

1) The (definite article) CMYK color model (nouns) is (verb) used (adjective) in (preposition) the printing (adjective) process (noun).

2) RGB (noun) is (verb) what (pronoun) you(pronoun) will view(verb) your (pronoun) projects (noun) in (preposition) while still on(preposition) screen(noun)

3) This (pronoun) is (verb) where (conjunction) CMYK (noun) comes (verb) in (preposition).

1) Graphic designers (noun) have (verb) to (preposition) deal(verb) with(preposition) the (definite article) issue(noun) of (preposition) seeing(conjunction) their (possessive adj.) work (noun) on(preposition) screen in(preposition) RGB(noun)

2) files(noun) should (auxiliary verb) be (verb) converted (verb) to(preposition) CMYK(noun) before(preposition) sending(verb) to(preposition) printers(noun)

3) it is(verb) important(adjective) to(preposition) use(verb) “swatches” (noun)

martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

ahoy mates, meet Cassandra!

I will briefly introduce you to my friend Cassandra, aka. Cuky.
Cassandra is from Maracaibo, Venezuela. She studies Mass communications at URBE. She's 21 years old.

She loves cooking like me, we always hang out and prepare food. She loves making short films, she owns two cats: Rory, and Dutchess.
What she likes the most is spending time with her family and traveling, she has two older sisters, Catherine, who is a ballet dancer in Barcelona, Spain and Clarissa, who works as a lawyer in Caracas. She is very fond of photography also. She likes giving parties at her house and receiving guests.

As Cassandra's mother is a well known politician in Maracaibo, she has seen politics from up close and she  says she wouldn't like to follow her mother steps. When she graduates, she would like to travel the world and maybe get a master degree in Spain so she's able to spend time with her older sister at the same time.

Cassandra hates hypocrisy, drama, lies, and cockroaches (don't we all?)