We missed posting yesterday, and thought it best to make the last post from workshop 3 feature some of the best work from the students in this workshop. The photo above was taken during our excursion day on Wednesday when two students paired up with 1 mentor for a cross cultural experience and photo scavenger hunt. One of the photos on the list was mother and child. Werner managed to capture this poignant moment during the event.
Last night the kids chose to stay up late working on their poster designs in preparation for this afternoons’ presentation to their client, Hospitalito Atitlan. We reviewed the work in the morning and had a few hours to relax and sight see before the presentation at 3:00. When the client arrived the kids were rehearsed and ready. They made a professional presentation using PowerPoint and a digital projector. It came off smooth and polished. So much so that the client was quite taken aback. They told us that the work far exceeded their expectations. Below is a three part series designed by Ana Yax. Several other designs were presented by this one was chosen by the students as the best solution for the client.
To cap things off, here are a couple of reflective comments from students in answer to the question “what would you do differently if this was your job in real life.”
If I was a project manager in real life I’d try to be a little more understanding of the designers, that they all have different levels, styles, and ways of designing. And I would see if the were not doing the job well, I would help them. I really liked going out with the professional photographers because I learned a lot more. I also liked doing the food photography because I’ve never done that before.
I realize I don’t really like the job of writer because it’s not really my type of work. I’d rather do more of the project management work, and help others where I can without it being dependent on me. In the screen-printing workshop I worked with a partner and discovered that you can get a lot done that way. You can make your design simple and effective by drawing upon the inspiration of others.
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