martes, 19 de julio de 2011

How to: Create a Logo

Making a logo it's not as difficult at it seems. Here i'll tell you some steps you cant take to make a good logo and not dying at trying haha. You can apply this to any kind of logo; it doesn't matter if it's a logo for a restaurant or a company. Here there are:

stepone:  find information
This is important to you to do because it helps you when you're creating the logo. You have to research some information about what the company do, what can they offer to the public, or if it's a logo for one person, it's good to interview him or her.  With the information in your head, you can represent all you have in just one graphic.

steptwo:  sketch and sketch

I think this is the most "difficult" part. This is the center of all the design process of the logo. All you have to do is sketch as many ideas as possible having the information in your head; try to represent that in a interesting and original way. Don't throw away any idea because you can use in another time.

stepthree:  choose, sketch and clean

Put all your sketches in your desk and start to discart what you think it won't work for the company or person you're creating the logo until you have three or two logos; but once again, don't throw what you can't use now. After that, try to mix those ideas in one logo until you're satisfied of the result. Finally, clean that sketch and do it again at the computer with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator (in my opinion you should use this one because it's more for creating a logo).

Well, there you go. Three easy steps for when you're going to make a logo :). Here I posted a logo that I made by using those steps; hope it'll be useful for you as an example.

miércoles, 13 de julio de 2011

Getting Ready for your Job Interview

·  What happens during a "job interview"?
It usually starts with a small talk and then you talk about your background experiences and how can you be a benefit for the company. Sometimes you can be interviewed not for only one person.

·  What should I wear for my job interview?
Always dress very professionally for every interview

·  What are the key do's and don'ts for a great interview?

To make a good impression you should make eye contact, smile, give a great handshake to the interviewer and show entusiams. Wait for the interviewer to ask you to sit down and when you leave, you should thanks and ask for the job.

Don' tput your things under the desk, also wait to ask the questions before you speak

·  How do I handle an interview in a restaurant or cafe?

For a good interview, you should know your dining etiquette, stay focused on the interviewer and speak in an audible level

·  What do I do when more than one person is interviewing me?

You adpat your style depending on the interviewer to make them to feel confortable talking to you

·  How can I rescue an interview that I know is going poorly?

You should ask the interviewer for directives, regroup and revive your energy

·  What are good tips for a telephone interview?
You should talk with high energy and have your resume and the job posting with you so you can refer them during the interview

·  Can a potential employer ask me to take a lie detector test?
No, because lie detectors are illegals.

·  What are illegal questions that an employer should not ask me?
Interviewers are not allowed to ask about ethnicity, family status or culture.

·  How do I handle the end of the interview?

Always end the interview by asking for the job

·  What do I do if an employer doesn't call me back after an interview?
You should call back and also send a handwritten thank you note to everyone you met at the company, including the receptionist.

miércoles, 29 de junio de 2011


Here's a form of curriculum I made for the activity. There's not too much haha because I've gotten graduated yet. Here it is:

Name: Yoselin A. Zapata H.
City Birth: xxxxxxx
Phone Number: xxxxx
Email: xxxxxx
Nationality: xxxxx
96 - 99: San Jose De Cupertino School
00- 02: Nuestra Señora de Coromoto School
03-06: Hno. Ildefonso Gutiérrez School
07-09: Nuestra Sra. Del Fátima School
09- Now: Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín
10-Now: Universidad Del Zulia
03- 09: Centro Venezolano Americano del Zulia
07-09: Teatro Bellas Artes

miércoles, 15 de junio de 2011

Suffixes Quiz

This is a certificate that I got from doing a suffix quiz. You can take it here:

Adjectives and adverbs

This is a way of practicing adjectives and adverbs without being boring at all. It's kind of a mini game, you can choose from 4 products using adverbs and adjectives. I choose the crunchy flakes that you should eat then daily (:

miércoles, 8 de junio de 2011

Finding a Job

Location:  500 Quality Blvd Fairfield, OH 45014 Employee Type:  Full-Time
Industry:  Other Great Industries
Manages Others:  No
Job Type:  Design Entry Level
Experience:  Not Specified
Post Date:  5/13/2011
   ENTRY LEVEL Graphic Designer

Quality Gold is a rapidly growing wholesale distribution and manufacturing company located in Fairfield, Ohio.  We are currently looking for an ENTRY level full time Graphic Designer and Catalog Production Specialist to work collaboratively with the marketing team in developing various print materials to communicate with the customers, resulting in increased sales and reinforced brand equity.  Print material includes, but is not limited to catalogs, posters, logo design, direct mail, flyers, brochures, packaging, trade show signage and ads for trade magazines.

Job Duties:
  • Electronically build, create, develop, design and assemble various print projects within company specifications
  • Manipulate, color correct and “clean up" or modify images
  • Type set and text format
  • Proof read
  • Make corrections and modifications to proofs
  • Prepare and transmit files to printer
  • Perform routine desktop computer maintenance, archival of data and follow back up procedures.
  • Track details of multiple projects
  • Maintain a high level of attention to detail
  • Interact with marketing team, outside printers and photographers
  • Interact with people at all levels and different departments within the company
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned
Requirements:  This person must be creative as well as be able to work in a fast pace work environment, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to remain organized and be able to prioritize to meet tight production deadlines. He or she must also be able to work collaboratively with the marketing team as well as work as part of a team specifically on team projects to complete assignments. Knowledge of electronic publishing using Mac OS X platform is required along with QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, photography, and file archiving, transferring and compressing is helpful.  Must be flexible with work schedule and be able to work weekends when necessary throughout the year. Applicants must pass an internally administered skills test and provide a design portfolio in order to qualify for the position.

Hours:  Full Time – Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Weekend and overtime work required during certain times of the year.


These two are an entry level job and a professional job for a graphic designer. The first one I chose it because I think it's an easy level for a gaphic designer who has no experience like me. You need to know the basics like Photoshop or Illustrator although at the end it would be hard because it'll be you first job. Any ways, i think this one would be perfect to gain experience in my field.

miércoles, 1 de junio de 2011

Builing Rapport


This are my answers to the Building Rapport's quiz:

Building Rapport

I want to look at building rapport, to examine how to build close professional relationships.

Now, I’m sure you are asking: “What exactly do you mean by rapport?” Well, for me rapport is a kind of between people, a sort of emotional connection, a positive relationship in which there is a deep understanding and liking. We often say people who have rapport are on the same wavelength they are even .

Now the key question to ask is: “Can we learn rapport skills?” And I think yes and I’d like to look at two specific .

The first is . Now this means your behaviour to the behaviour of others, becoming . It could mean using the same words, which others use when you talk. So someone says to you “It’s a good solution” you say “Yes I agree it’s a good because…” rather than “Yes, that’s an interesting idea”. So this mirroring of words has a real on your partner. It makes him feel that you understand and his reality. But all this demands a lot of and a lot of from your side, careful observation, careful listening and very careful control of what you say and how you say it. You need to do the same with , to communicate with a similar of voice, speed of speech, arm movements, even the way you sit. And this is not copying or to . I see it as a really positive effort to be and to connect to another human being so that you can really work together effectively.

The second technique is what I call positive . Now this means saying and doing things so that the other person will develop a similarly positive . It means for example talking about the future rather than the past. It means focusing on people’s rather than their weaknesses. It means bringing energy and to the way you communicate to create the same mindset in your . And you’ll see whether you’ve been successful. If the other person begins to talk and think like you, to move with your energy, you have rapport.

But be patient rapport building is a set of skills which can take time to . But, if you can develop these skills you’ll really have the power to build the you need to do business very effectively.