Sunday, September 26, 2010
after studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain I wanted to make something for the group that went using some imagery immediately relevant to the areas we visited. inspired by Moorish design from the Alhambra palace in Granada i hid the word "Spain" in ornate Moorish-like design. the result was a 9.5 x 12.5 in screen printed poster.
while simultaneously studying the arts and crafts period of art and design and a button system for an art museum students created one inch buttons and a poster not only displaying the buttons, but incorporting their use while demonstrating a design period.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
the fair trade activity booklet assignment had a few requirements. designated grid. two spot colors. already provided graphics. cheap, bond paper. most of the project involved organizing a chunk of text in weekly activities for children to use and learn about fair trade chocolate.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Mission: to redesign the instructions to fold a fitted sheet, while not reinventing the wheel, but designing in an innovative way. I chose to create a 7 x 8 inch piece that would be folded and found in the package containing a bed sheet set. Upon encountering the sheet set the instructions should be removed from the package and flipped open to reveal instructions for folding the fitted sheet included. In order to solve the constant agony caused by folding the most difficult to deal with of all sheets, potential Martha Stewarts alike shall follow these easy-to-read steps to end up with a beautiful result. complete with photographs with views from the user, not seen before in competing instructions, and diagramming arrows and captions, the end result is not only compact, but concise.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Designed a screen printed poster in collaboration with Roel Macias Jr for a visiting designer lecture at St. Edward's University, 18 x 24inch, with help from professor Tuan Phan. Featured designer Suthada Wadkhien received one of her masters at California Institute of the Arts. She currently lives and teaches design in Thailand.
Friday, March 5, 2010
in order to further hone our after effects skills students create a video that predicts the future temperatures over a three day weekend for 4 cities anywhere in the world. students use organizing techniques such as LATCH: location, alphabet, time, category, hierarchy. we were to choose three techniques to show the information and reorganize the info on the page with out having the data leave the screen.
this video is two of three so far, hierarchy by hottest temperature and category by climate condition
Monday, March 1, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
students were to animate 4 "equal sized" black squares to express three words and transition into the next. my words are increase, order, and playful, in that order. the entire movie starts and ends with a blank white screen. with this project i became a motion designer and studied how motion can create meaning. the words should not be communicated through one frame, but through the motion of the movie.
this was one of my class's first exercises with Adobe After Effects. the students used different effects on each square to begin to understand what kind of motion we can produce with such a program. we were given a similar movie and asked to recreate it. this is what i came up with.
to promote an imaginary gallery exhibition, each student was to design an 18 x 24 inch poster based on the meaning of a word. my word "mnemonic" deals with memory aid, ways to learn and remember. after a detailed methodology, including making sample studies, having group discussions and critiques, this is the poster i ended up with.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
as board members of the command g student design group on campus, margo sivin and i were given the task of designing a poster for the first event of the semester. after watching the trailer and noting a few quotes, we knew we wanted to use some hand type or hand drawn pictures to incorporate different textures to best convey the topics covered in the documentary. as you may be able to guess "Objectified" is about product design.