Log of what of Ariana Alonso has learned at Techie Youth

Wed. Aug. 17, 2022

Clothing, Wearables, and CAD

In today's Techie Youth work, I learned about the work behind designing clothing, jewelry, and other fashionable items. In specific, I was able to learn about how there are various techniques such as bleaching and screen-printing to create unique pieces of clothing in addition to how Computer Aid Design could be used to create items at home. It got me thinking how wearables design differentiate from clothing design but how the same level of creativity is needed to make an appealing product.

Mon. Aug. 15, 2022

Publishing and Selling Artwork

In today's Techie Youth work, I learned about websites where artists can sell their artwork and actively browse selling art from others. Through the unit assignment I got to first-hand experience the requirements of creating a collection and publishing artwork publicly and for sale. It was interesting to learn about all the requirements and necessities such as dimensions and captions needed when publishing art of any style.

Fri. Aug. 12, 2022

Social Networks for Artists

Today I learned not just about how beneficial an online art community can be to an artists' career. Not only could artists gainer a community behind their artwork and possible commissions, but selling on other sites could be free to little cost with a range of control on shipping, packaging, items, etc.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

The art industry

During today's Techie Youth work, I learned about the benefits of hiring an art agent and how to figure out if an artist's career would benefit from it. I learned how it's ideal to have a following prior to reaching out, to do research on whether someone's art aligns with an agent's work, and whether one is willing to gamble investing in someone else's ability to sell their work. I also learned how various websites online have spaces for artists of all levels are able to publish their work, either because of themes, regions, or techniques.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

What selling art entails

In today's Techie Youth work I learned about the intricacies of selling art and what different methods/approaches entails for. I learned how selling art online can be different regarding the artwork, the purpose of selling, and the audience intended for. For example, selling limited editions would be great to add value to pieces and add to their exclusivity for customers but can also lead to incidents of reselling at higher prices in the market afterwards.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Retrofitting electronic products

During today's Techie Youth I learned all about Retrofitting electronic products and how I can repurpose, cycle, and salvage pieces into creating items that are popular in the market. Additionally, it was really interesting learning about all the interconnected and technical skills required but also the safety aspect to keep in mind during the process. Not to mention, it was a great space to question about what items are currently unpopular and which ones would be beneficial for people in the future.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Laser Cutting

In today's Techie Youth, I was able to understand the various purposes for laser cutting. In specific, I came to know of the ways in which small objects can be creating and without taking in consideration outsourced 3D printing

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Learning the inside out of Solidworks!

Through Techie Youth today, I was able to learn how to work proficently with Solidworks. I learned how to construct parts from an architecture plan in addition to how to navigate the platform with expertise. I plan to apply my knowledge in how to effectively use platforms similar to Solidworks that are free to compare and contrast the benefits and limits of each.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Creating a 3D object

In today's Techie Youth work, I learned about how I can better use platforms such as Autodesk Meshmixer and Autocard by Autodesk. I learned how I can use different features from each platform to draft different work such as creating an octopus to replicating sections from an architecture plan. In doing so, I began to be curious in how I can apply this knowledge and draft ideas of my own for my own projects or projects asked of me.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

Friday. July 22. - Strategy behind the plans

In today's work at Techie Youth I learned all about how trying to change who someone is will not be beneficial for one's business. In specific, I learned that trying to change people to go beyond what they're comfortable with/ their boundaries can not always be ideal and that it may lead to poor performance. Concerning lack of correlation and sustainability with a customer's work, firing someone can be tough but necessary to do. In such scenarios, those in charge should make sure they're not alone, the environment is right, and that they don't explain in-depth the reason for firing someone.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Thursday. July 21. - What to consider when creating a product

In today's Techie Youth work, I learned all about what creating a MVP is all about and how it influences finances and customers. Not only is an MVP universally recommended for every business, but it also minimizes launch costs and lowers the financial risk. Therefore, the MVP is important to consider when determining reoccurring expenses, per-customer sales, and arbitrary costs.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

Gaining a following and profiting

Techie Youth taught me today how important it is to branding oneself properly and to figure out one’s business entity. Specifically, through Techie Youth, I learned about the advantages and disadvantages of being a sole proprietor to a business vs. having co-founders. This became increasingly important when considering profit distribution and lawsuits against a corporation. I also learned about the marketing genius behind the strategic design of a slogan, domain name, and logo for a company to its customers.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

The market and its customers

Through today's work at Techie Youth, I learned all about the approach at which businesses use to determine which audience to target. Specifically, I learned that the competition a business is against adds complexity to who one's customer is and who the business is trying to gain the attention from. Given the degree of defensibility, the ability to provide a solution or happiness to a customer and exit strategy can be immensely affected.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Being a Business Mastermind

Being a leader in the business field and encapsulating that mindset is essential to succeeding not only in social media but also in the journey of being an entrepreneur. I learned that being confident, extroverted, and believing in your work is a key component to networking and seeing the success of your work.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

The importance of Snapchat

I learned today about how Snapchat is another useful platform for one to outreach and promote their business on. I learned about how engagement in Snapchat can look like following other users, doing giveaways, and being interactive in one's posts. Additionally, Snapchat is also a way to gain profit through features such as face filter creations.

Sat. Jul. 9, 2022

Friday, July 8th - Pinterest and Twitter Social Networking

Today I learned all about how pinterest and twitter are great platforms to gain a following. I learned things from how each platform works, what special features each has that can affect how big of a following I can have, and how interacting on each can result in positive results.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Day #3 - Thursday, July 7th - Outreach

I learned today the usefulness of having a presence in platforms such as WeChat and Facebook. I learned tips on how to grow a support in all these platforms, how you can monetize money from it, and how each have their own rules that regulate how one markets on them.