Ashley Machost's Portfolio

Graphics and Design l Chattahoochee High School

Breath 4: Typography October 24, 2011

Filed under: AP Graphic Design — Ashley Machost @ 5:54 pm


Breath 3: Everyday Object

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Breath 6: Research and Inspiration October 21, 2011

Filed under: AP Graphic Design — Ashley Machost @ 6:26 pm

I think i might want to either the poem jabberwocky, or I wandered lonely as a cloud

Jabberwocky is about someone who kills a monster. The mood is kind of dark, not super bright colors

I wandered lonely as a cloud is about a person who is walking around and all the things he sees. The mood is lighthearted, i wouldn’t use bright colors, but nothing too dull.

for the poem i’m doing, i am going to do circular sections which will eventually lead to the tittle of the poem in the center. I am going to do different layers of grass on the outermost circles, with alternating shades of green. Im then going to fade it into maybe a darker brown and do a couple of hills that over lap towards the center. Then a couple of flowers with a golden color on that layer or layers. I’ll put some tree branches in a couple of the layers as well. Then just a few layers of stars and other space related things in a few of the layers towards the center, but with nothing jutting out. Then in the very center i will have brick and cement with nature stuff coming out of them.

I have decided to do the poem “I wandered Lonely as a Cloud”

          I WANDERED lonely as a cloud
          That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
          When all at once I saw a crowd,
          A host, of golden daffodils;
          Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
          Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

          Continuous as the stars that shine
          And twinkle on the milky way,
          They stretched in never-ending line
          Along the margin of a bay:                                  
          Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
          Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

          The waves beside them danced; but they
          Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
          A poet could not but be gay,
          In such a jocund company:
          I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
          What wealth the show to me had brought:

          For oft, when on my couch I lie
          In vacant or in pensive mood,                               
          They flash upon that inward eye
          Which is the bliss of solitude;
          And then my heart with pleasure fills,
          And dances with the daffodils.

Breath 5: Research and Inspiration October 10, 2011

Filed under: AP Graphic Design — Ashley Machost @ 6:10 pm

My favorite movies is dodgeball. The main story line is  a group of people own a gym and it is going to be sold. they then enter a dodgeball tournament to win the prize money so they can buy back their gym. The underlining story is how the bank worker ends up loving the gym owner.

When picturing this is see a guy and a girl in bright colors, yellows and reds, lighter mood. maybe a solid background. the two people holding hands in the center with the average joe’s jerseys on. the guy is holding a dodgeball in his hand and he girls hand in his other. and i pictured a vector style, not actual images of people. i also like white accents.

i think i want to do the girl in a business outfit, button down and skirt, and the guy in the average joes uniform, holdin a ball with his right hand and the girls hand on his left.


Breath 2: city-scape

Filed under: AP Graphic Design — Ashley Machost @ 5:48 pm


Breath 1: Self Portrait

Filed under: AP Graphic Design — Ashley Machost @ 5:46 pm


Intro to Graphics Portfolio May 26, 2011

Filed under: Portfolio — Ashley Machost @ 3:07 pm

……………….This is a collection of my favorite pieces that I created in Intro to Graphics and Design. During the year I learned how to use a Mac computer, since this was my first year using one. I used InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop to create the works above. I think by the end of the year I started narrowing down what I like to do in the programs and some sort of an overall style. I found that I like darker colors as opposed to pale or pastel colors. I also like using he stamps in Photoshop to create more detailed backgrounds or accents as opposed to a more solid color.

Through out the year I feel like I progressed a lot, from going to having absolutely no idea what I was doing to having a fuller understanding of the programs, even though I still run into trouble with them. I also feel like I have progressed with learning how to manipulate the photos, which I think is expressed in the last photo for an art exhibit. The project that took the longest for me was the first one above which was the zebra which was typography. It took me the longest because of having to manipulate each word separately to make the separate shapes to create the zebra. I am the most proud of the illuminated manuscript which is the second picture. The reason for this is that I took the most time planning it out and I spent a lot of time putting the different components together to make it look right. The piece I learned the most while doing would have to be the Art Exhibition poster because that combined image manipulation, which I had never done, with InDesign, which I struggle with. I f I could change one of the projects I would choose the shoes. The way I would change it would be to change the color scheme. Lastly, I think the way I plan out my work has changed because I used to just draw one sketch and just go with whatever I drew, but now I draw at least ten different variations of what I am going to do.