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The Effect of Sleep Deprivation on College Students

Sources:

http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/need-sleep/whats-in-it-for-you/memory

http://www.academia.edu/6538400/The_Effects_of_Sleep_Deprivation_among_College_Students

https://www.suu.edu/hss/english/scriblerian/fall12/pdf/2010-argumentative-1st-whitney-harrison.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4075951/

http://www.inquiriesjournal.com/articles/738/sleep-quality-among-university-students-evaluating-the-impact-of-smoking-social-media-use-and-energy-drink-consumption-on-sleep-quality-and-anxiety

 

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UPDATE:

So I’ve been working (really hard) on my video animation. So far there is no sound, but I will add music later. I am also thinking of doing a voice over or adding more text to explain the information a little more. Still need to add the intro and comparison. But so far I am really enjoying learning After Effects!

Editorial Illustration

THE PROCESS

 

This project’s goal was to create an editorial illustration for an article. The article I chose to use was a Contently article called “Apple Takes on the Government with Content.” I had never before attempted an editorial illustration so this was a new exciting challenge. I wanted to create something that helped convey the article message and also draw attention.

To help you understand the article and illustration more here is a little snippet of the article:”Forget revenue generation, brand awareness, or customer experience. Apple just released a piece of content with a far greater goal: to battle an unprecedented order by the U.S. government, and safeguard the 75 million iPhone users in America from a breach of privacy.”

Sketching

Sketching for this project started with word lists. I read through the article and got the main idea that the government wanted Apple to create something that would intrude on people’s privacy. So I started exploring ideas related to security and privacy. I came up with a few, but as I started to develop them and get some peer feedback I went back to the article. I realized that the article was more about Apple taking on the government and I wanted the message to be clear so I started from scratch. This is when I came up with my final idea.

Drafts

My idea stemmed from the Indiana Jones scene of being chased by the boulder. I drew up a couple different layout comps with different perspectives, but in the end I just liked the flat one. It was simple and to the point. These are two of my original drafts from Illustrator.

Final

I got some critique on my design and added a little more realism to Uncle Same and the ground. I also added some vector texture just to add more depth to the design. Overall, I like how it turned out. I learned a lot more about shadows and textures. But I think the most valuable lesson learned was working through the process of sketching, layout comps, value comps, and drafts. It’s a great way to work and something I will continue using on future projects.

Melissa Wight Editorial

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