Author: baileychairez

Bailey Chairez-Nelson an advertiser, photographer, and creator currently studying at PrattMWP. From Granite Bay, California she's been in media production for six years.

Inequality in the work force

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I will be doing an infographic on the gender inequality in the work place. I Plan on having the top part of my infographic illustrating the general inequality in the work place; then the bottom part and break it down to illustrate how the inequality is even worse for women of color.

Currency

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There are many theories on how the dollar sign adapted to be what it is today. It was thought to be from the Spanish “piece of eight” and the 8 or infinity sign but it was actually adapted from the  abbreviation for peso “ps” through many years of trade. So I took some old Spanish fronts and tried to mess around with those. I then decided to go with an old English font To make it more elaborate.

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My final process book is finished. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. It expresses who I am and what I want to achieve very clearly. I love that my style is consistent all the way through.

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My final Process book is made. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. It is very Bailey in every way; it put all of my design elements into my process book and it all is very unified.

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I created a mock up of the photo book to see how it would look. I’ve never done a mock up before so they look a little wonky, but for now i’m okay with them. I created the cover in the swiss style that I had originally decided on doing, and i’m really happy with it.

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I concluded I needed to tell the models what to wear even if it’s not what they’re used to. By telling them what to do and giving them direction I found that to be way more effective than letting them choose. I also fixed my lighting issues. I was very happy with how these photos came out.

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After I discovered my love for the line work I had done I wanted to make the text interesting. Cindy gave me the “Think Wrong” book and it opened up a whole new world. I stared researching styles and fell in love with the swiss movement. I really enjoyed the use of helvetica in unconventional ways, and thats what I chose to use in my book.

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I decided to take a step back from photos and focus on my designs for the book. It started out as a joke when I drew the middle finger line drawing, then I realized I really liked how it looked as a design element do I decided to take it further and use it in my book. I made my whole design layout off of these illustrations.

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I did some test shots with Sidney. The lighting was giving me some trouble, but I later learned I needed to increase my shutter speed which will be very useful to know for the future. I let Sidney pick out her own outfit for this shoot, because I thought It would make her more comfortable. Even though the model wasn’t uncomfortable she wasn’t screaming confidence which was my goal.

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This week I tried a softer approach due to my frustration. I couldn’t get the right feeling from my images so I decided to take another route and see if it worked. While I like the photos I don’t think they’re ideal for this project.

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Still testing on myself to try and develop some style to convey confidence it went better than my first attempt, but i’m not totally happy with it. I want an overwhelming sense of confidence oozing from the photos.

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Using my inspiration Tyler Shields I took a look at his photo book he did. The photos from these series inspired me the most. I like his signature and that inspired me to play around with the layout of my own book.