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Journal Infographic

Purpose:
Take a boring spreadsheet of stats about a journal and create
something much more interesting and visually informative.
Concept:
Breaking the year into seasons of three months each the
design highlighted which season and month the journal was
written in more. The colors corresponded with the seasons
represented and the flags represented the accomplishments in
regard to the other months within the season. Think of it as a
Journal writing Year in Review.
Programs Used:
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

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Family Legacy Tree


Purpose:
Create a modern yet vintage family legacy tree.
Concept:
Instead of the classic family tree with the branches represented
as harsh lines or a simple chart layout I decided to do
something a little different. Instead of tracing genealogy
backwards I created something to show the legacy left behind.
Starting with a husband and wife I worked down through all
of their children and spouses, grandchildren and spouses, and
great grandchildren. To keep a classic vintage feel I decided
to give it an old worn paper look but a modern flare with the
geometric expanding circle.
Programs Used:
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

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Ultimate Beach House – Style Guide


Purpose:
Create a Style Guide for the Coastal Living Ultimate Beach
House 2011. List out the sponsors, and the rooms along
with descriptions.
Concept:
The Style Guide needed to give equal room to every sponsor
represented. It also needed to give proper emphasis to the
appropriate sponsors. As a Style Guide it needed to be
equal to all the rooms listed and everyone who was involved
in those rooms. The layout was simple following a three
column system.
Programs Used:
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

 

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Journal Booklet

Programs Used:
Adobe’s Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

Purpose:
Create a document with text copy, photography, illustration, charts, graphs, and typographic styles. Develop advanced skills in creating the document including, baseline grid, grid layout, paragraph and character styles, clean documents, and beautiful typographic representations. Produce excellent pull quotes, folio’s, a table of contents, sub-heads, headers, and other typographic styles.

Concept:
I keep a journal and I wanted to take it from a simple word document into something beautiful and pleasant to read. Good spacing and pacing was required for the booklet seeing it was going to be extremely text heavy. Plenty of space for notes, and favorite quotes was also desired in the production process. We needed to produce our own text copy for the document as well as all the illustrations, charts and graphs.

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Sarge Army Folder

Purpose:
Learn how to combine photography of a single object and text copy into one seamless piece. Learn how to use photograph and text copy to communicate a much deeper message thank the words and pictures could do on their own.
Concept:
I decided to locate the rough stories from my grandpa’s service in the war as well as stories and thoughts from other vetrans. I would then piece these stories and the photographs of the toy solider into pages inside an old manila folder. The age of the folder would communicate the age of the stories. The layout of the pages and the type on them would be the look of pages created with a typewriter. They would have a modern flare in them with the pictures of Sarge. They would show the irony the joy of a toy solider can bring to a child when contrasted to the real experiences of a war veteran.
Development Process:
As part of a semester long project we were given a “pet” to take pictures of each week. The purpose was to provide us with an object which could help us become more creative. I picked a toy army solider out of the pile of objects and quickly named “Sarge.” I took Sarge everywhere with me and he was a source of creative inspiration, and a driving force behind different perspective. I began to see the world from his view. Small things became large, puddles became lakes, grass became a jungle, and a sand box a desert.

The assignment required  we take at least 10 new pictures of our pet each week. Since the purpose was to help us with creativity we were to take pictures that were different than the ones already taken, but our pet had to be in each picture. The challenge allowed us to think of different environments our pet could be in, different perspectives we could take a picture of the pet, and creative scenarios our pet could be in.  We were then to uploaded the pictures to a class photo blog weekly. This was a semester long project and at the end of the semester we were to create a booklet of our own style which would show off the photographs, but also integrate some copy. There was to be a general overall theme to the design of the booklet which would combine the photographs and the text.

As I took pictures of Sarge I began to realize something about him. He was a representation of something bigger than himself. He was a solider, a warrior, and a patriot. I remembered being a kid and playing with toy soliders and pitting them against each other in creative battles. Had I no knowledge of war in the world I wouldn’t have had any fascination with the toy solider, but my grandpa had been a solider in WWII and I knew about war from him. I didn’t understand everything he told me, but I understood one side had to win. As I grew I learned about the horror of war from other vetrans. I learned through my education about the less than glamorous side of war and as I was taking pictures of Sarge all these memories came flooding back into me and I knew what I wanted to do with the booklet.
Programs Used:
Adobe’s Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Document Specs:
Front and Back Cover
21 pages
8 inches by 10 inches

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Kiva Page Layout development.

Programs Used:
Adobe’s InDesign, Illustrator

Purpose:
Develop improved skills in producing a document using only type, charts, and tables. Understand how to use a grid, stylesheets, and pairing typefaces.

Concept:
Kiva is an organization which provides loans to those in underdeveloped countries who are trying to start their own business. They provide hope. The idea was to show hope in the design of the spread. Hope was communicated in the clean layout and bright colors.

Document Specs:
Cover
3 spreads
10 inches by 14 inches
2,500 words

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Jerry Uelsmann Photographer

Purpose:
Learn how to combine photography and unformatted text
into one seamless piece. Learn how to use a grid, baseline
grid, character styles, and paragraph styles.
Concept:
Show the work of the photographer Jerry Uelsmann while
organizing the copy from an interview onto the page. Use
the page and the style of type to give it a Gothic feel similar
to his photography. Match type faces for a balance in type.
Programs Used:
Adobe Photoshop, InDesign

 

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Cooking For Solutions Recipe/Sponsor Booklet


Purpose:
The Cooking for Solutions Booklet housed all of the Chef
Recipes provided for the event. They needed to be clean,
consistent, creative, and easy to read.
Concept:
As part of the event sponsored chefs, and special guest chefs
provided recipes from their own restaurants to be combined
into a booklet of information and recipes for many guests to
enjoy after the event was past. A simple layout was desired
along with clean layout.
Programs Used:
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

 

Paragraph and Character Styles used to format the text in the document.

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Abram Games Promotional Poster

Purpose:
Create a poster promoting an upcoming exhibit for the artist
Abram Games. This poster was designed to promote the event
in a way which would introduce visitors to the style and art of
Abram Games.
Concept:
Abram Games produced war time posters. He used a very
limited color scheme and very few words. He relied on his
poster images to be the main driving force of the concept
behind his posters. His philosophy was, “Maximum Meaning,
Minimum Means.” The poster I created was to invite viewers
to attend the event and become more involved in art.
Programs Used:
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

 

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