Category Archives: My sketchbook

Free Write: Lost and Found

On Sept 8, part of the Dancing with the So Called Dead festival, I went to a workshop put on by ::: curious ::: at CIIS. The freewrites (2) were about 5 minutes each. One was inspired by the word “lost” and one … Continue reading

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Template What are your three most important values in life right now? What are the things in life that are the most important? (people, activities, ideas) What are three personal accomplishments in your life you are most proud of? What … Continue reading

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Breaking the Grid

  Jason required this ad for bubblegum to be sketched out in three versions 1) formal and adhering to the grid 2) an execution as he calls it “breaking the grid.” Truly and utterly breaking, I showed him ten other … Continue reading

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Brainstorming a Logo

Last Friday, I had a meeting with the group of instructors (along with my team of Ted and Alex) to explain the progress of the Summer and Evening Marketing Materials Project. (More so, we need a catchier name for this … Continue reading

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No.17 Sauce Label Thumbnails

Today Tom briefly outlined the history of package design starting from Egyptian amphorae and ending on Wonder bread. He mentioned how church interiors blow people’s minds, making a connection with the aesthetic of luxury—gold plated scepters and high vaulted ceilings—and … Continue reading

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Chicago Blues Fest Poster

I started working on the final for this class. I chose the Chicago Blues Festival option. I originally was intrigued by the Rodeo event and thought about how I could make that fun for me, and I realized that the … Continue reading

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Today, the class learned how to do portraits. Claire had us make a face diagram for all the suggestions on how to make a face look more face-y, including the tips: shade the upper lip, suggest the lower lip with … Continue reading

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