I’ve taken to signing posts and images with my website www.bonniesandy.com, and I have to admit I am not sure if it is “correct”. Having looked at how people use Social media I believe it is the best approach. I am NOT an employee of Facebook or Google Plus, and lately Social media reading and responding, engaging as such has become extremely time consuming. I am on Social media channels not just for the fun, or knowledge but to meet people and expand my network. I also stand by what I say. Hence the signature…
There has been so many advancements in the tech tools I have access to since I started using technology as a design business tool in 2004, however many come to technology simply to supplement what they usually do, rather than adapt and adopt it to maximize effect. Recently one of the young designers I work with found her image on a popular page with absolutely no credit. That strengthened my resolve to add the source on the lower left or right discretely. However observing some users I realized they never click through, so I’ve taken to “bitstrip” like captions. I’m still developing that as a style.
Then there are the social embeds, what and how to use these.
Designing “Logic” into strategy is essential. However culture trumps reason. My method makes sense but as I added my website to this post I wondered, did it seem to “pushy”. The truth is many follow because they lack the courage to make decisions on their own, but also because “reasonable” choices are often at the least judged, at the worst penalized. That small act of placing info on these look book images to a media outlet such as “Accessories Magazine” rather than being standard, just may seem “pushy” to design labels. There is also the possibility that they do not know how to add these, they s may in fact send these lookbooks out to be complied. I get so many calls asking how to adjust or make changes that we’re adding a lookbook workshop to next year’s session.
The featured image is a simple image play using Picasa’s desktop tool
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