I am a student of Inderkum High School, class of 2017. I'm in Mrs. Brown's Graphic Design class. These are the works that I've done over the course of the year, starting with the "Advice From Your 80-Year-Old Self" Poster and ending with our last project, the playing card self portrait. In this portfolio you will see examples of what I learned about digital illustration, typography, drawing, and more.
Advice from your 80-Year-Old Self
This assignment was about playing with text and gradients. The challenge was to make a poster with a quote or advice that your 80-year-old self might give to your current self. I decided that the advice I would give myself is to think about myself less because I think teenagers can be really self-centered and really, the best way to make the world a better place is to spend more time thinking about other people's feelings and needs. I'm happy with the outcome and I really liked searching for new fonts on dafont.com.
This assignment was about creating an ad which is a parody of a prescription ad. I really liked this project because we got to show our sense of humor and I had fun coming up with this idea for a cure for water allergies. We learned how to use the pen tool to create a silhouette and I'm very satisfied with how the silhouettes turned out. Ever since this project, I have used the pen tool over and over. It was a steep learning curve, but now that I know how to use it it is extremely versatile and useful. I feel like this piece is noteworthy because it's the first piece I made this year which really looks like a real project a graphic designer might have made.
Art Design Notebook
This notebook is like a dictionary of all the Elements & Principles of Design. This was the first time we ever worked with Adobe InDesign, which might be why it is the piece I struggled with the most. We did a ton of research to find artworks which are examples of the different Elements and Principles which took a really long time for me. I noticed in my research looking through books and websites that I could find the Elements everywhere but the Principles were much more of a challenge. I also struggled with InDesign trying to figure out how to use text and how to resize images. Now that we've had some practice with InDesign creating this notebook and the moodboards, I feel like I understand it much better and have more confidence with it. Seeing the printed notebook made it all worthwhile because it turned out really good and I'm happy with it.
In this project, we were asked to choose a social or environmental issue which is important to us and create an artwork about it which uses mostly text to fill it in. I chose to represent air pollution caused by factory waste and I wanted the background to look like everything was submerged in a black sea of filthy oil. I am happy with how it turned out and I'm glad I kept it only black and white because I think it is eye-catching and effective.
TWO POINT PERSPECTIVE
For this project, we learned how to use 2 point perspective in Illustrator. I thought it was pretty hard at first, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. My idea for this was to make it look like a table or a box that had been cut up into slices. My inspiration was that scene from this sculpture I saw once in a museum with metal boxes all floating on top of one another against a wall. I'm quite happy with how it turned out and I think if I could make any changes I would add a bit more detail in the negative space.
HIERARCHY OF INFORMATION POSTER
This is a poster which we did in the style of International Typographic Style. The challenge was to create a poster which didn't look like the genre of music so that it could be eye-catching but could be for almost any music group and you couldn't tell. I'm happy with how this turned out and the shapes in the background are very effective.