I´m a 20 year old guy, I´m studying Graphic Desing at URBE University in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Addition I´m a musician and I really really love to play my Drums. I play in a Band called Aptos and I enjoy playing with them. Most of the time I´m taking pictures! I love the environment and the prestige of the nature. I think I´m a good person, great listener, easy going, respectful and very friendly. I like meeting people and share the wonderful plan that God has for them.
I guess that´s all I have to say..

¡Thank you for visiting my Site!

viernes, 2 de diciembre de 2011

The Final Proyect "Chinita's Fair" in SecondLife.

This is the team:

*Maria Bravo "majoweird"

*Manuel Marquez "peripescueci"

*Naykely Parra "NayP"

Gustavo Rosales "Achicator"

And these are the pieces.

miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

My Chinita´s Fair Roll..

With this projector I want to show the wonder of the fair of sweety, generating concept that conveys the warmth and beauty of our land, "Maracaibo". I oversees the assembly and part of the drafting team.. There is also, I worked for creating the graphic concept and I took some pictures from second life both of my friends like mine and of course with my beautiful teacher Pionia <3..

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My Name:

Manuel Márquez

Final Proyect - Chinita's Fair.

With this project we want to show everyone the wonderful of chinita's fair, creating a concept that communicates the human warm and the beauty of our city "Maracaibo".

The selected Image for this project is an image that shows surrealism because it makes ablution of a folklore event in Venezuela, most specifically in this state "Zulia". The graphic elements like the sun and the bridge create a publicity piece that provides an easy recognition for de people that participate in this.

The selected color, was selected because it is natural; it is also traditional in this city that type of color, because it has hot tones to represented the heat of the city and the gentle people.

The Arial Black was selected as the main typography, because it is 100% readable and a modification was realized to create a bigger illusion.

A visual metaphor was used, because it show commemorative elements.

The participation for this project was in group and next we wrote down who did what:

*Maria Jose Bravo: she took care of designing the banner, editing the group photo, translating the paragraph and creating the Chinita's image.

*Manuel Marquez: he took care of supervising the assembly and to write the descriptive memory.

*Naykely Parra: she took care of designing the main poster and creating the graphic concept.

*Gustavo Rosales: he took care of writing the descriptive memory and supervising the assembly of the pieces in second life.

miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2011

OMG! Look what I´ve found...


I´d really like to get this Job because it call my attention that they´re looking for someone who manage and maintain graphic files, including photos, logos and art, and actually I´m a photographer and my uncles have Publicity Company so I can take and manage some pictures because of my knowledge and experience. Also I think I have all the qualities required and I´m an organized person and a good comunicator. Besides I´m creative and I´m finishing my university degree in graphic design, which is good because I´ve been learning throughout my career how to use programs like (Photoshp, Ilustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Fireworks).
I really hope to get this, and of course get some good money of it.

miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2011

Interviewing a Graphic Designer

Graphic Design interview
Hello my friends, well, I interviewed a friend, He is a graphic designer and I will tell you all the questions I asked him about his career.
Jose David Materán

1.Could you please define Graphic Design in your own words?
It’s to communicate an idea as it is and how it must be with images, colors, and perspectives.

2. Could you please describe the educational process required to become a Graphic Designer?
You will first learn compositive skills, then you will learn how to operate some computer programs, then you’ll have to make a lot of projects for school that will make you understand better how to use the tools and techniques that you’ll be getting through your education in order to create an accurate final product.

3. What influenced you to pursue Graphic Design?
I always liked to take pictures of my friends, to express my mood and even feelings when I was in school, when I realized that graphic design was pretty much to do that but for other people, I knew that it was perfect for me.
4. What are the skills that you need to be a good Graphic Designer?
On a regular basis you need to be creative, also, you definitely have to be practical.
Each graphic designer would have to be able to create his or her own style and stick to in order to give more structure to their designs.
Leadership is another of the designers strongest points, for they need it when it comes to managing a project. Moreover, Typography it’s usually the difference between a good and excellent designer because represents one of the key things top advertising firms review in a design portfolio.
Now days, the ability to use a page layout program also sometimes called a desktop publishing program (Adobe®, InDesign®, or Quark®) is vital as well. Being up to date is critical!

5. From your perspective, what is the most difficult part of being Graphic Design student?
The homework! You just don’t only write, you have to create, involving all kind of techniques and materials, which comes to be frustrating when you forgot to do something in the last minute.

6. What's something of your school life that you enjoyed the most?
Sharing with friends, making all kind of projects for fun and, having always at hand the advice of a good teacher.
7. What are your plans for the future?
Work for my own
8. Point out your most personally gratifying moment in Graphic Design School.
Wining a state contest for a big grocery store franchise.
9. Why would you recommend Graphic Design as a career?
Because you’ll never get bored!

10. In witch area do you like the most to work?
I really love the photography area. Making lovely pictures and then drawing interesting things in the picture with Photoshop.
11. It is necessary to be a drawer to become a graphic designer?
It really helps.
12. What was your favorite class in the graphic design carrier?
Well I really liked photography was a beautiful class.
13. Can you please tell a good an inspiring message to all the graphic designer students?
If you can find a job that you love, then you’ll not have to work a single day of your life! If this is your case with graphic design, the congratulations! You have just picked a career in which you’ll never get tired of. Just put all your heart, keep up to date with every tool and technique, and remember that in order to be successful in any career, the guidance and support of others is vital. Building a network of individuals who have a common interest in your career, is one of the most effective ways to strengthen your work!

jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2011

Life is often noisy and full of distractions

Concerns and problems flood our minds. There is always so much to do! But, God wants the very best for you but you just have to know how to recognize it and lay hold of it.

If you've ever said to yourself, "I don't even have time to think," then you know how hard it is to concentrate when you're being bombarded from all sides. It's even harder to focus on God when we can't take time to renew our minds and refresh our spirits by quiet reflection. God doesn't often shout to get our attention. Instead, He usually speaks to us in "a still small voice" (1 Kings 19:12, NKJV).

So, what can we do to put ourselves in a position to hear God's voice? We have to make time in our daily lives to get quiet. David said of the Lord in Psalm 23:2, "He leads me beside quiet waters." Today I want to encourage you to find those quiet waters where you can get alone with the Lord. It may be a room in your house, outside under the trees, or some other place where you can shut out the noise and distractions of the world for just a few precious minutes. The key to renewing your mind, body and spirit is to develop the habit and discipline of meditating on the Word of God every day — even if it is for just a moment.