Here is my final portfolio. I'm pretty happy with the progress I've made over the semester and I think it shows in my work.
This piece was the last project of the semester. We had to create an audiobook and design the packaging. I chose Pride and Predjudice and went off of the letter-writing for my concept (since there are plenty of letters written in the book). I dyed paper to make it look like parchment and did an illustration in india ink with colored pencil to add definition to the faces. I created a tri-fold booklet to hold the three discs and put excerpts from letters on the CD labels. I was happy with how this piece turned out.
This project required us to create our own beverage and 6 pack carrier for it. I created a beer that I called "Hoptimist." I tried to keep the whole mood of my beverage happy and sunny yet simple. I created a logo and tagline which i put on the box, while all other information was included on the labels. I also made sure to use smiley caps, because smiling and "hoppy" moods is what my beer is all about. I was happy with this project in the end. I wish there was a heavier paper I could have used so I could feel more confident when picking up my box.
This project required that we provide our own photography for an article about Fall. I took photos at Thousand Hills Park. The background has a subtle texture from a photo of the woods with goes along with the title. I used a c.o.b. on the left page to help the title stand out and balance out the spread. I used a compilation of 3 photos on the right page with different colors to add variety and work with the copy. This piece was full color 11 x 17. I was happy with this piece but wish I could have had a little more Fall colors incorporated.
This project required that we redesign a magazine spread for a stress article. The challenge with this piece was that there was a great deal of copy to work with. I used my own photography and took a picture of my mother because she is closer in age to the main audience of this magazine. Space was an issue which I resolved with photo placement. This piece was full color 11 x 17.
This project required that we use a professional photo in a magazine article, magazine ad and poster. All full color. I chose a photo of an orangutan. For my magazine spread I found an article about deforestation and its effects on oragutans. For the poster I made up a music festival based off of "Lollapalooza" and went with the 70's concept. The article was full color, 11 x 17. The Poster was full color, 13 x 19. I'm happy with my final pieces. I found this project especially fun because we had more free reign and could choose something that interests us.
This project required that we recreate a magazine spread. The challenge for this project was that we had very little copy to work with. To overcome this I chose to emphasize my photo and headline and wrap the copy around. This was a full color piece 11 x 17. During the creation of this piece I was having trouble with the photo tag and its placement. However, I was finally able to resolve this issue and I'm happy with the result.
This project required that we recreate a poorly designed poster, in this instance, a "Dance Fusion" poster. This was a two color piece and size 13 x 19. I decided to use a simple graphic that I created in addition to a grid. The abstract dancer is meant to pull the viewer in and then the information is available at a closer look. I actually redid this poster from the very original and I'm happy I did.
This project required that we recreate a poorly designed poster, in this instance, a "Dance Fusion" poster. This was a two color piece and size 13 x 19. I decided to use a simple graphic that I created in addition to a grid. The abstract dancer is meant to pull the viewer in and then the information is available at a closer look.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Here is my final audiobook design. I chose to go with the letter-writing concept so I created my own parchment and illustrated on it with india ink. The CDs are also labeled with copy from one of Mr. Darcy's letters to Elizabeth. I'm pretty happy with the result and I think i captured what I was trying to with this piece.
Here is my final Joe Six pack project. I am pretty happy with the final result. I designed my packaging to look bright and inspire a "hoppy" mood. "Hoptimist" is the name of my product and I tried to follow that theme throughout including my packaging, labels, and even bottle caps.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Here is my CD template...I haven't finished my illustration yet which will go on the front on the right and left sides. I will be using a calligraphy pen to illustrate the faces of the characters and going in with colored pencil to ad subtle dimension and shading. The CD labels will have copy from one of Mr. Darcy's letters on them. On the back i will have a heart illustrated in ink and on the middle panel there is a synopsis of the book. The extra half panels at the bottom will fold up to create pockets for the cds (which there will be 2 of).
Here are my final red barn campaign designs. My overall theme was magical and whimsical, which went along with my slogan "Discover the Magic of Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival." The first piece seen at the top is the web banner ad. I like the photo I used for this pieces, but i wish I would have made it more asymmetrical. The next piece is my poster. Again, my favorite part of this is the photo I used; i like the perspective, but I think I could have done more with the typography. Next is my newspaper ad, which I probably like the least of the 4 pieces. I enjoy the photo, but I'm not sure if I like it in the duotone, it ruins the look of the sunlight glinting off of the display. Lastly is the brochure, which I actually printed on a shimmer paper. I liked this piece, but I wish I would have done something different than the back panel rather than the photo collage. Overall I wasn't a huge fan of Red Barn; I'm not sure my concept was that strong and the cohesiveness of all of the pieces wasn't very good in my opinion. Anyways I don't like Red Barn, k thanks.