Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Helvetica Review

Do you think the Helvetica typeface is good or bad? Why?
I like Helvetica typeface. I think it is very interesting and when I see the font of restaurant or clothes store. I see the unique characteristics of variety font. I didn’t know what Helvetica is until I watched the movie. When I walk on the street I noticed Helvetica typeface is all around me. I felt that this is very interesting that I know something about Helvetica and I can see each font’s characteristics. In my opinion, Helvetica can show individual person’s feelings by using typeface.
Who was your favorite type or graphic designer interviewed in the movie, and why?
I like David Carson. His interview was interesting and he seemed to respect Helvetica. I really liked about he uses typeface depends on emotion so, people can tell whatever fonts are representing.
Write a one or two paragraph review of the movie
Personally, I really liked this movie. I am not that good at art or graphic design but, through this movie I learned more about graphic design can represent emotions or whoever designer wants to say. After the movie, I noticed Helvetica is all around me and I just think that it is amazing.

Monday, January 24, 2011

assignment #8

This one is second time tired. I lost my first score. I got 7 at first one and when I did second time, I totally felt my eyes were really tired to look at the colors and do matching. so this is what I got for second try.
This test was very fun to do and I was surprised.
Based on your information, below is how your score compares to those of others with similar demographic information.
  • Your score: 12
  • Gender: Female
  • Age range: 20-29
  • Best score for your gender and age range: 0
  • Highest score for your gender and age range: 43668
0 ( Perfect Color Acuity )
99 ( Low Color Acuity )

Assignment #7

1.    The Thames at Westminster (Westminster Bridge)
·    In my opinion, Monet used limited color in this image.
·    I think he used analogous color schemes also, he used monochromatic which is the color mixtures of white, black and one hue.
·    This image gives me feel like lonely, sad, and I picture of myself in deep thinking time. I think it is because he used vibrant color. I see gray, white, black, and dark green colors in this image.

2.    Houses of Parliament, London, Sun Breaking Through the Fog
·     He used broad colors in this image.
·     I think he used tetradic color scheme, in this image rich color scheme offers plenty of possibilities for variation.
·     When I first saw this picture, I thought of the movie named the lord of the rings. I remember the main character tried to rid of the ring in this kind of same picture scene. I feel nervousness, scariness. I see the top and bottom as fire because the color red, orange, and yellow mix also, I see purple and dark blue.

3.    Le Parlement, Effet de Brouillard
·   I see this picture as same as first one. I think he used limited color.
·    He used analogous color schemes in this image. This schemes are often found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye.
·    I see black, white, and grey. This picture gives me feel peaceful and comfortable. In the lake, two men are fishing peacefully.

4.    Houses of Parliament, London
·    This image looks he used limited color for sec but, few more seconds later I found out he used broad color in this picture.
·    I am not sure what scheme he used in this picture, but I can see colors here as yellow, green, purple, white, and light red. I think this picture mixed well with warm and cool colors.
·   This picture gives me feel anxious, scary, and I feel storm is coming soon. So I would say this particular picture gives me uncomfortable feeling.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I truly enjoyed this assignment. I found out more about myself by taking the personality test. Also, I had a chance to ask myself, “What kind of personality do I have?”, “Does this test result represent me?”, “Am I being myself all of the time?” I looked at the test results and compared. The answer was simple. I am being Sunny all of the time. Sometimes, I think of my ideal personality and try to be like that person. But, I noticed that it’s a lie to me and my friends. I want to be the person who can make any persons day a happy day. Through this personality test, I have found to like myself more and accept me as the Sunny that I am. I sometimes dream of myself working in a human society. I think my working style would be with two or three people and we would cooperate with each other very well. I heard many people that nursing job is very stressful and hard job but, now that I have confidence in personality and try to be always optimistic. I am sure this will help me to live in nursing field. I will keep trying to become loving and care person so I can become a SunnySunshine nurse to every patients. This assignment is a great opportunity to consider for a better future and I am glad that I can share this with my classmates.

HAHAHA sunny..


I interviewed with Judit Wallace. I met her here in Lake Washington Technical College through tutoring program. I did math tutor for her and got know her, I found out she is a RN nurse. She is taking some classes to get bachelor. It was pleasure to meet her and I’m so glad that I had chance to interview with who has my ideal job.
Here are questions I asked her and she emailed to me.
1. How do you like your job?
I work in a sub-acute rehabilitation center, and I really enjoy working with patient recovering after total knee and hip replacement, or after open heart surgery.

2. What were your qualifications towards getting the job?
I had previous nursing experience as an LPN, and I received great training from leading hospitals as a student RN.

3. What training do you need to maintain your job?
We have monthly in services to cover new subjects on patient care issues, and changing protocols, as well as new medications and regulations. Also to keep the license active we need to have certain number of CE credits.

5. What are the pros and cons?
I like primary care nursing that offers more personalized care with the patient. Follow up on their recovery, direct contact with patient and with their family. They usually spend 2-8 weeks recovering. The cons, I would rather work 12Hr. shift, instead of my 8Hr, benefits could be better.

6. What some industry changes you are seeing?
Nurses need higher education and more experience, not like in the past, to find a good job, and good luck get into acute care hospital.

Florence Nightingale

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


-Job title- Interior designer-
Salary- $44,950 in 2008
Job prospects- “Interior designers are expected to face keen competition for available positions because many talented individuals are attracted to this profession. Individuals with little or no formal training in interior design, as well as those lacking creativity and perseverance, will find it very difficult to establish and maintain a career in this occupation. Designers with formal training or experience in green or energy efficient-design in particular are expected to have better job prospects due to increased interest in this area.” (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Interior Designers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos293.htm (visited January 12, 2011).
How this job relates to my interests- I like remodeling my room by myself and I like going to open houses to get some ideas.

-Job title- Fashion designer-
Salary- $61,160 in 2008
Job prospects- “Job competition is expected be keen as many applicants are attracted to the creativity and glamour associated with the occupation. The best job opportunities will be in design firms that design mass-market clothing sold in department stores and retail chain stores, such as apparel wholesale firms. Few employment opportunities are expected in design firms that cater to high-end department stores and specialty boutiques as demand for expensive, high-fashion design declines relative to other luxury goods and services.” ( Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Fashion Designers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos291.htm (visited January 12, 2011).)
How this job relates to my interests- I like to know how to match different colors or styles and know about current fashion trends. I believe a person clothing style shows their personality.

-Job title- Photographer-
Salary- $29,440 in 2008
Job prospects- “Photographers can expect keen competition for job openings because the work is attractive to many people. The number of individuals interested in positions as commercial and news photographers is usually much greater than the number of openings. Salaried jobs in particular may be difficult to find as more companies contract with freelancers rather than hire their own photographers. Those who succeed in landing a salaried job or attracting enough work to earn a living by freelancing are likely to be adept at operating a business and to be among the most creative. They will be able to find and exploit the new opportunities available from rapidly changing technologies. Related work experience, job-related training, or some unique skill or talent—such as a background in computers or electronics or knowledge of a second language—also improve a photographer's job prospects.” (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Photographers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos264.htm (visited January 12, 2011).
How this job relates to my interests- I like to have the ability to capture moments on film.  

-Job title- Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors-
Salary- $41,670 in 2008
Job prospects- “Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors can expect keen competition for job openings because of the large number of people who wish to enter the broadcasting and motion picture industries, in which many of these workers are employed. The number of individuals interested in positions as videographers and movie camera operators usually is much greater than the number of openings. Those who succeed in landing a salaried job or attracting enough work to earn a living by freelancing are likely to be the most creative and highly motivated people, able to adapt to rapidly changing technologies and adept at operating a business. The change to digital cameras has increased the importance of strong computer skills. Those with the most experience and the most advanced computer skills will have the best job opportunities.” (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos091.htm (visited January 12, 2011).
How this job relates to my interests- I like being behind the scenes and knowing about the details.

-Job title- Industrial designer-
Salary- $57,350 in 2008
Job prospects- “Competition for jobs will be keen because many talented individuals are attracted to the design field. The best job opportunities will be in specialized design firms which are used by manufacturers to design products or parts of products. Increasingly, manufacturers have been outsourcing design work to these design services firms to cut costs and to find the most qualified design talent, creating more opportunities in these firms. As the demand for design work becomes more consumer-driven, designers who can closely monitor, and react to, changing customer demands—and who can work with marking and strategic planning staffs to come up with new products—will also improve their job prospects.” (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Commercial and Industrial Designers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos290.htm (visited January 12, 2011).
How this job relates to my interests- Sometimes, I come up with new ideas for inventions and if I were an industrial designer I could invent and produce something that changes the world.  


-Reaching my Goal-

When I graduate from college, I would like to become a nurse—more specifically an anesthetist. Becoming an anesthetist is my goal and my ideal job out of college, but before that I will have to become a registered nurse first and have two years of experience as an RN before applying to become an anesthetist. I love helping people and furthermore, I want to go to other countries to do missionary work and help children and sick people in third world countries to have better access to health resources such as vaccines and health education. I like working with other people, so becoming a nurse would fit my personality and I would have a lot of opportunity to work with patients, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. In this line of work, I would have to follow the doctor’s orders, so this would be executing the design of others. I really do not care about the salary because I love helping people, but I would accept a competitive starting wage. Being a nurse is not currently heavily computer-based, but it may become that way in the future with up and coming technology such as using touch screen tablet for patient charts.  Nurses usually work in hospitals or nursing homes, so this could be agency or corporate employment. I heard that Washington State does not have any programs to train anesthetists, so I may have to go to graduate school out of state. I am already employed as a nursing assistant and I am volunteering at the University of Washington Medical Center, which is actively preparing me to reach my goal.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


My name is SUNNY, I'm glad that I am taking 2D Graphic Design Class this quarter.
Also, this first assignment is very interesting and it is fun to find out about other classmates' personalities.
Please, have a look at what kind of personality sunny has. By the way, I don't quite agree with some parts, but have a look!

Openness to Experience/Intellect 30%

> I got 30% on this subject. I thought I am a pretty open minded person and I am not a strict person. I am a person that goes with the flow, haha.
         You are somewhat conventional.     
Conscientiousness 25%

> I agree with disorganized. I become really disorganized when I am extreamly tired or mad.
         You tend to do things somewhat haphazardly.     
Extraversion 64%

> I strongly agree with this subject. I heard I am very friendly, fun loving, and talkative  from a lot of friends. So, I always take the role of ice breaker and leader at church retreat or do fun things with children at church. But, I can be a very quiet person. 
         You are relatively social and enjoy the company of others.     
Agreeableness 57%

> I forgive people easily so people tend to think of me as an easy person or not straight forward person. I know that this type of personality is not so good but I can't help it when some kinds of situations come up to me I always am the same person as I always am. But, I am trying to be neither extremely forgiving nor irritable as my results say. 
         You are neither extremely forgiving nor irritable.     
Neuroticism 43%

> I am not sure about this one. I can be extreamly nervous or calm depends on what  kinds of situations I am in. But, I think I tend to be the most calm person among of my friends.
         You aren't particularly nervous, nor calm.     

aBouT Me.

I am very outgoing and easy to talk to. So don't be afraid to talk to me, feel free to talk with sUnNy. I am from South Korea-- it's been almost 5 years since I moved. I could not speak any English when I first got here and my personality was totally different than it is now. I was very shy and depressed, but I guess I passed the difficult stage in my life.
I really enjoy meeting new people. Sometimes people call me hilarious sunny, haha.

p.s: I like taking pictures in the morning. These two pictures were taken early in the morning:) FRESH IN THE MORNING!

Nice meeting you guys all!!