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I plan, during the next several months, to upgrade my computer hardware and, subsequently, various design software programs, so that I can retain (and improve) my ability to create and manipulate graphic elements myself rather than outsourcing. I will also use these purchases to further develop my business website via extensive photo management and graphic design. 1) I will document the design software that I am able to attain or update after the hardware upgrade. 2) I will document the myriad of design tasks that I am able to complete with the improved system. 3) I will document significant improvements that I am able to make to my website and photo archive. 4) I will document the productions and exhibits that I am selected to design/create during the project period, as well as the reach of their estimated audiences. These methods will demonstrate my success at maintaining and improving my design capacity within my business.
1. Was able to install and use Adobe Creative Cloud photo and graphics editing software, which allows me to create and manipulate graphic elements of my designs myself rather than outsourcing 2. Was able to install and begin learning Vectorworks computer-aided design software, which will allow me to draft scenic/exhibit and lighting designs electronically rather than by hand 3. Was able to continue updating and improving my business website and photo portfolio 4. List of design projects (attached) completed during the grant period demonstrates that I continued to maintain and improve my design capacity in my business.
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