2D Design: Gestalt Principles

Learn about Gestalt Principles here. Order is extremely fundamental in art making. In the case of this process, being orderly completely changed the effect of the art, for example, some people chose not to give any thought to their order in which they placed their solutions for each Gestalt Principle. This resulted in the work …
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Form & Concept: Simplified Form & Narrative

For this project I was tasked with designing a unified set of symbols that represent me as a graphic designer. Learning objectives for this project included basic linguistic research, the conceptualization of multiple solutions to a given problem, the further development of computer drawing skills, the creation and refinement of imagery, observational skills, hand craft …
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The Sum of My Parts

Second Semester Course Load It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, and I hope you guys will forgive me because I’m extremely busy. A lot busier than I was last semester, because I’m taking 3 studio courses (in other words, 3 two-hour classes that are project-based) and 3 other classes. So if …
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Form & Concept: Themes

For this short project, I was tasked to complete six four-inch by four-inch compositions which presented the following themes: Tense, Dreamy, Quiet, Loud, Energetic, and (student’s choice) Lazy. Below are my comments about my compositions: Tense: First I¬†started with some overlapping text that stated “We’re all just waiting” repeated over and over until I covered …
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Typography Project 2: Words

After gaining a new appreciation of letter forms in Project 1, I have learned that letter forms are not created mathematically, but rather they were made to maintain visual consistency with the other letters within the letter form as well as come together as a glyph system to differentiate from other glyph systems. In this …
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Form & Concept: Gestalt Principles

For this project, I was tasked to create twelve images. Two images for each of the following Gestalt Principles: Figure/Ground, Equilibrium, Similarity, Closure, Proximity, and Continuation. Gestalt is a school of psychology founded in the 1920s that deals with the mind’s self-organizing tendencies. The basic premise of gestalt (German for “essence or shape of an …
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Typography Project 1: Letters

Above are 11 fonts that I used references to recreate on paper with pen and pencil. The process was very captivating, because it allowed me to learn a lot about the unique qualities of each font style. I learned more about the importance to be precise and pay attention to detail. The first two letters …
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New Year Resolutions

Every New Year, I’m asked what my resolution is. The funny thing about that is I never can really think of anything I want to change. I always think that creating a resolution won’t really solve anything, kind of like how most people decide their resolution will be to lose “x” amount of weight. So …
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Working My Way Up

It’s been a long time coming but I’m finally getting recognized for my efforts at my part-time job. It was tough at first because every day I put 100% to clean up other people’s messes, correct behaviors, and ensuring everyone was doing their job to keep the store maintained. Meanwhile, I was receiving hardly any …
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The Wombats New Album Release

Project 2 (Photoshop) for ART 21 This project’s requirements were to choose a band and create an album cover, a promotional poster, and social media (Soundcloud banner, profile image, and an animated album promo gif ) for the upcoming launch of an album. In order to create these elements, I focused on the development of …
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