Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Design Principles & Tips - Digital Live with Jordan Prisby

These digital principles & tips come from Jordan Prisby, the person smiling in this photo.
This is Jordan Prisby, a design and video creator.

Jordan Prisby was our first guest on Digital Live (every Thursday at 6pm on our Facebook page)! She gave us a great look into some of the principles of design and video editing. These tips are very actionable and simple for those of us who may not have a lot of design experience.

Digital Live with Jordan Prisby

Digital Live with Jordan Prisby

Posted by Center for Digital Engagement on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

I've summarized the main points of the interview below, but it is also entertaining to watch!

Jordan's Background

Jordan Prisby is a Media Arts and Studies major at Wayne State University. She is a digital marketing specialist at AuraLabs, a company that created an app that claims to “change your life through deep breathing.” As if she wasn’t busy enough, just last month, Jordan began as a video editing coach at Microsoft. I asked Jordan to be a part of our first digital live because I read her blog post about design and think she has a lot to teach us.

Graphic design art of Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Jordan won a competition in her design class for this design. It was put on a T-Shirt that she wore in the interview.

Design & Video Editing Tip for Beginners

  • Negative Space - Use to reinforce the concepts in your design and make certain elements pop.
  • Storytelling - Show, don't tell. Show the character in your video doing something rather than explain it. It helps people feel like they've experienced what you're showing them.
  • Picture yourself as your audience - Put out things that you would personally find engaging and interesting.
  • Just do it - Don't make content creation an elaborate process. Just make something with the equipment and software you have available.



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