Me with test runs of a fabric screenprinting project I did in class this summer.
The assignment was to design a narrative pattern; this is my “suburban sprawl toile.” The idea was to appear ornate and traditional from far away, but as you get closer you see that the would-be French pastoral toile scenes are actually images of Walmart, Wendys, gas stations, Waffle House, townhomes.
One thing I was set on from the start was a bright, almost garish two tone color scheme. The hot pink was the winner and that’s how I printed the final run. (I had a little bit of a pink fixation this year.) In critique, my classmates said the colors made them feel kiiinda uncomfortable, but in a good way? Which I dug a lot.
…Long overdue project posts! Yay!
This one time, in art school? I did these goofy-ass ink paintings of like…American Apparel versions of art history? And I just dug these really bad quality photos of them out of my iPhoto archives.
I don’t even know.
Let’s make Old Bad Art Show and Tell a thing.
hey hey new news
This blog has gotten a little bit dusty and cobwebby, hasn’t it? I’m about to hop back on the wagon. Look for new posts, new design work from me (or stuff I just haven’t posted yet!), AND:
A new little experiment, starting tomorrow! For a head start, follow TypograTweets on Twitter and Tumblr.
Updates on me: This summer I graduated (at last!) from the University of Georgia with my BFA in Graphic Design. Now I’m on the lookout for job opportunities and new ideas. Recently I polished up a portfolio site of my work. Check it out if you get the chance.
Thanks for sticking around!
Exit Project Ideas
This semester is my last (!!) in the graphic design program at UGA. Over the next three months I’ll be working on a final project to be presented at an Exit Show in May. So in addition to my normal posting, I’ll be documenting my progress here. It’ll help me explore my ideas, and hopefully you’ll find it interesting!
I’d love any feedback you care to give throughout the process! Here are some of my early ideas.
1. Internet radio/smart phone app concept
- Internet radio - bringing good radio back in the 21st century
- Shows, podcasts
- Appealing to nostalgia, sense of what a radio station used to be/ should be like - shows; personalities; a wide variety of current, thoughtfully selected music and content
- Streams live via the Internet (like other radio stations’ live stream) or a smart phone App to listen on the go (like Pandora, Spotify)
- Specialty shows/content able to be downloaded and listened to later (like podcasts)
- Special content on website like in-studio performances, interviews, exclusive tracks
- iPhone app
- Flash video (incorporate one I did in Gilleland’s class?)
- Posters with featured artists
2. Acne.org “The Regimen” acne care line redesign
- Currently consists of a website (acne.org) that details an effective “Regimen” for acne discovered by an average guy
- Site sells products needed for the Regimen, but also tells you what store-bought products (Neutrogena, Olay, etc) you would need to achieve the same results without ordering his products online
- Idea is to create a branding and marketing campaign for his products to be carried in stores
- Nature of the campaign would be humorous, frank, up-front, honest, simple, to-the-point - these are all elements of his approach and would be conveyed through the design
- Pamphlets illustrating Regimen instructions
- Stop motion commercial
- Posters (designed as aisle-end signs or mall display signs)
- Web page design
- Lush is a brand of hand-made cosmetics and bath products using fresh ingredients
- Their packaging already has a distinctive look, but their logo is bland and unsuited to the company’s image
- Another missing element is advertising - I have seen almost none
- Idea is to overhaul logo and create a marketing campaign to propel the brand towards becoming more well-known
- New logo
- Stop motion commercial - vegetables, ingredients, highlighting freshness, handmade-ness
- Packaging - existing black pots with new labels, altered to include new logo
- Ballet/dance studio in Cherokee County offering classes for ages 3-adult
- Idea is to create a new cohesive look for the studio’s promotional materials
- Series of 4 posters - pre schoolers, grade school, high school, adult - showing how school caters to all ages and skill levels
- Logo redesign, website redesign, informative promotional brochure, website
- New logo
- Set of 4 posters
- Brochure, business cards
- Web page design
5. Vegan/vegetarian restaurant - branding/environmental design
- Concept: Fun environment - inviting and unintimidating
- Makes vegan eating appealing and accessible to all
- Casual atmosphere - styled with Noodles and Company, Chipotle in mind (order at counter, pay at register, food brought to table)
- Vegan versions of popular foods - non-fussy, fresh dishes - not too expensive
- Environmental elements - signage, wall features, color scheme
- Takeout boxes
- Gifts for special occasions - “gift baskets” aimed towards a younger, hipper crowd
- Wine bottles or beer cans with messages for different occasions - funny/tongue-in-cheek
- Wine to celebrate a new job, new house, birthday, engagement, break-up, divorce, quitting a bad job - to cheer you up during a hard time - or “just because”
- Packaging - labels, typographic elements, display
- Web page design
- Commercial/flash video
Really quick poster I threw together for our t-shirt contest.
Don’t look at this in Chrome if you can help it! I haven’t figured out how to fix my color problem yet. Safari and Firefox = nice.
My completed digital photo illustration for a fictional publication called “Aura.”
…I say “completed” because I have turned it in, but it’s not quite perfect. It will definitely be the victim of some further tinkering.
Tomorrow is the last round of critique for this annual report project. We started by drawing and simplifying everyday objects (my favorite was my keychain whistle), then using our object as a mark for a company’s annual report (I chose Human Rights Watch).
I’m not used to 1) something so serious and “corporate” and 2) designing with orange (!), so this was interesting! This will all be folded into a nice little booklet, so, you know. Imagine it with folds. Now would be a great time for some Photoshop cover actions.
…Aiyeeee, the orange looks really bad on the Google Chrome browser, at least for me. Try Safari!
My stop motion commercial for photography class. Rated PG-13 for an f-word word and some bunny lovin’.