Recycle

Program used:
  • Adobe Illustrator
Created for:
  • Design class at Seattle University
Recycle

Imogen

Program used:
  • Adobe Photoshop (updated in Illustrator, 2013)
Created for:
  • Photoshop class
The project was to create a 1960’s style poster announcing a modern band having a show. I chose Imogen Heap, a UK artist, because I enjoy how she combines vocals, synth, string, piano, and odd-sound recording (she once recorded the ‘whooshing’ sound of the bellows in an old organ for one of her songs) into her music. The colors I chose as a base were brown and rose, with tints and shades, because they are soft and subtle but speak to the 60’s style. The image of Imogen herself I illustrated from a photograph which I came across on her website and found to be perfect because the feathers, flower, and wild hair mixed well with the smooth colors. The coincidental moment was when I read that she was preforming on the 10th of November that year (2009), just weeks after I designed the poster, though she was playing at the Fillmore in San Francisco rather than the Metro in New York.
Imogen

Tosetto

Program used:
  • Adobe Illustrator
Created for:
  • Tosetto Vintners (fic)
I created this poster advertising a wine event to accompany my logo and labels for a fictitious winery. After spending a day wine tasting in Amador County, California, I got the idea for the logo, which led to wine labels, which led to this poster.
Tosetto

Escher

Program used:
  • Adobe Photoshop
Created for:
  • Photoshop class
The project was to take a well known painting or drawing and bring it into the 21st century. I have always admired M.C. Escher for his view on life and attention to detail. When looking for an image for this project it only seemed right to chose one of his drawings. I chose this image because I knew it could be interesting bringing it to life in the 21st century. Originally, the drawing was unusual because it was two hands drawing each other on paper; here they are drawing each other on a tablet. I couldn't help but add the usual desk clutter seen today: CD's (though not so much now, 3 years later), a cup of coffee, and an iPod. The song I have on the iPod is "Nature Boy" by Nat King Cole which topped the charts the year Escher drew this image.
Escher

SU Foreign Language Poster

Program used:
  • Adobe Illustrator
Created for:
  • The Foreign Language department at Seattle University
SU Foreign Language Poster

Adelaide

Program used:
  • Adobe Illustrator
Created for:
  • Personal project
Before becoming really interested in graphic design I had an interest in art. My mother is an illustrator and artist and my father is an inventor. With these two sides of my life I had a focus in the arts from a young age. Ever since I first saw the Taittinger champagne advertisement featuring Grace Kelly I wanted to be able to create art like it. Much later in life, as I was teaching myself Adobe Illustrator, I decided to do my own version of the Taittinger poster while learning about gradient mesh. Through this experience I learned more than just gradient mesh, but also more about the styles and forms of the age of the silver screen, one which I have always found beautiful and fascinating.
Adelaide

Urban Exodus

Program used:
  • Adobe Photoshop
Created for:
  • Personal project
A digital interpretation of a poem I read by Ashley Hennefer, one of my fellow high school graduates. When I first read her poem, Urban Exodus, I had images going through my head which I had to get down into a stable form. After sketching for hours I finally moved onto creating this photo-manipulation to illustrate some of what I saw when reading her poem: the dark and rainy city streets as the young woman moves toward a dream of her love on a beach. This piece was featured in the Brushfire Literary & Art Journal at University of Nevada, Reno.
Urban Exodus
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