The first portfolio I put my eyes on is a local furniture design studio know as The Good Land Studio. Their portfolio shows off some of their best work. Each project has its' own page with a photo on top. Below is a paragraph that explains the design. Then there are more photos of the project. This format makes it easy learn about each project in an organized way. The second portfolio I looked at is a design-build studio located in Chicago. They are known as Kehoe and they design custom furniture, custom lighting and create art work for their clients. There projects are all on one page showing one image of each project. The projects are setup in banners that are separated by category of the type of space. Below the photos they list all the types work they do. This format is alright but does not leave room to learn more about the projects.
After skimming through various news websites and the articles contained in them, I found some similarities and some differences. It was common to see a picture at the top of the article and another picture in the middle. Most articles had ads that broke up the paragraphs. They all had a tittle that summarized what the article is about. For example, On Milwaukee had an article titled Dog Friendly Bars and Restaurants. This article had a list of restaurants and a short paragraph describing each establishment. Most of the articles in On Milwaukee were short and split into sections. On other sites the articles also had links embedded in the article that take you to other articles related to the article. A few articles also used quotes to tell the story from that person’s perspective. In my writing I want to use this idea of spiting the text into sections. Having the text split up makes it seem less stressful to read. I also want to use a quote in my text. The logos of these articles is not much different from one another. They all have a catchy title at the top of the page and a photo that relates to the article. The picture they use can determine the pathos and the way people feel about what they are about to read.
List of news/ article sites used.
- On Milwaukee
- Journal Sentinel
- NBC News
- Urban Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Magazine
In WRTG400, I want to further my knowledge about writing professionally while telling a story at the same time. This will help me in the field of interior design because I will have to tell stories that explain my designs. In this course, I will have to interview professionals in my field. This will help me get out my comfort zone and learn about someone else’s journey. The interview process will prepare me professionally because I will also have to interview clients to find out what they need in their designs. For my final article I am interested in telling the story of how a MIAD graduate was able to become successful in the interior design field.