Week Six Survival Tricks

I spaced out my time this week much better than I usually do. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday I did all three of my daily creates, and I really enjoyed them! I have been becoming more comfortable using Pxlr to create unique images.

I decided to complete the Character Design as my first design assignment, and I spent a long time looking through all the different ways to individualize my character. After working on my own character, I knew I had to take some initiative and find her a survival group, so I read a bunch of people’s character introduction posts and messaged two people to be in my group, both of whom said yes. My survival group has four strong female characters, and I believe we will do quite well in the apocalypse together.

For my six stars of design assignments, I chose to create a Word Cloud for my character and I created my own design assignment to make an ad for a charity. I knew I wanted to make my own social media post to let people know about shaving my head for St. Baldrick’s, so I decided it would be efficient to make it an assignment for this course.

Throughout the week I was watching the Ted Talk videos and completing the Canva tutorials, but it was not until towards the end of the week that I wrote my reflection on it. This really opened my eyes to design and made me feel more confident because I do not have much of a background in the subject.

Next, I completed the Design Blitz, which I enjoyed running around campus for. And I even found some The E.N.D. evidence while searching around the HCC for posters.

The last assignment I completed was the Alternative Book Cover, which took me much longer than I had hoped. I really struggled to make it look the way I wanted. I plan I making an appointment with the Digital Knowledge Center to get a tutorial on photo editing so I know which tools do what, and I can complete what I want faster and better.

This week, I made sure to leave a few comments on people’s blogs, and it made me realize it is much more interesting to read someone’s post and leave a comment rather than just reading the post and leaving the


Group dynamics can be tricky. What’s been the most successful group you’ve been a part of and what made it work?Image may contain: 8 people, including Ashley Thompson, Hailey Schunke, Nora Marie Snyder and Spencer Schryver, people smiling, people standing, tree, sky and outdoor

The most successful group I have ever been a part of was my second team when I was serving in AmeriCorps NCCC. We worked together for six months, and although we often disagreed, we made sure to listen to each other’s perspectives and come to a compromise. We all had our own roles on the team, which made our projects and work run smoother. We recognized where some people excelled and others lacked prior skills, and we taught each other how to be better as individuals and as a team. Some of the most important things to do in a group are to be supportive and to listen because everyone has something valuable to offer.


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