DSGN 197 BA Senior Project

project 1 - building awareness

visual storytelling

design an orihon style folding booklet visualizing the unique personality and character of your interview partner and their relationship to nature, specifically around water. collect information (see questions below) about him/ her in order to interpret and transform the research into a compelling design using storytelling, poetry, quotes, lyrics etc

brief

emphasis will be placed upon original concept development and the exploration of diverse processes, techniques and methods. (photography, screen printing, xerography…) you will be expected to experiment and explore, thereby expanding on your visualizing skills.

questions to be answered

1. Tell me a memorable experience around water from your life.

2. What is your relationship to nature?

3. What is your favorite ocean animal?

4. What is your favorite color?

5. What is your favorite landscape?

6. What makes you feel connected with the world?

7. What are you passionate about?

8. Who is your favorite writer/poet/songwriter/designer? Why?

9. What does flow mean to you?

10. How is water meaningful in your life?

deliverable

orihon style folding booklet: final format: 4”x 4”, 4cp, high quality print (see 2nd sheet for details)

project two - discovering the relationship between design and human experience

problem statement

creative work reaches deep into our intuitive and unconscious minds, into our hearts and feelings. the sea change design process helped to define your calling. now you will examine the ways in which this abstract idea can be interpreted and represented in visual form, offering clarity, embedded meaning and understanding to the viewer. stay away from literal translation and use metaphors and story telling for your design. emphasis will be placed upon original concept development and the exploration of diverse processes, techniques and methods. you will be expected to experiment and explore, thereby expanding on your visualizing skills.

goal

visualize highly abstract ideas that source from your growing awareness of the deeper aspects of yourself, by exploring design elements, typography and diverse processes.

deliverable

design a poster calendar for the year 2017 visualize your calling and its embedded meaning, in your own personal voice by exploring diverse processes and techniques: eg drawing, photography, xerography, abstraction, typography, collage, textures, sculpture, different types of materials: paper, fabric, vellum, cardboard, metal, wood, foil…

22”x 28” MINIMUM final size 4cp main level of information: your calling (you can add your embedded meaning as secondary level info) secondary level of information: 2017 , all 12 months of the year (keep it to less than 1/4 of the format)

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