For this project in Design Studio II, we were to take a narrative and distill it using one aspect of the story (characters, language, etc). I chose to map out locations in the Adult Swim series Rick and Morty. This was printed as a 22x34 in. poster for presentation.
Re: Monument Valley
Part I of James Goggin's assignment: Cover Version
For part I of this final assignment, we were instructed to choose a favorite piece of graphic design and make a cover version of it (change it into a different format and see what differences and similarities arise).
I chose the iOS game application called Monument Valley. It is a zen puzzle game based on impossible design. I decided to make it into a short and small accordion book. I redesigned each level so it could be solved visually, removing the interactive feature of the game.
The book's dimensions are 4.5 in. x 5.5 in and it was created in Adobe Illustrator.
IBM Selectric Typewriter
This project was created for Doug Scott's History of Graphic Design class. Each person was assigned a landmark invention/object from graphic design history and researched and wrote an essay about it. I was assigned the IBM Selectric Typewriter. This poster is 16 in x 32 in.
Useless Machine: MURI
Part II of James Goggin's assignment, RISD 2016: Useless Machine
For the second part of my final assignment, we were to select a utilitarian format of graphic design (calendar, clock, weather app, calculator, etc) and render it useless. For example, an analog clock that only has 5's at every number position.
I chose to make a brand useless; I selected the Japanese lifestyle brand Muji. Muji Ryohin (the original name) means something along the lines of "the brand with no name". For my project, I changed Muji to MURI, which means "impossible" in Japanese (and also corrected the Japanese words). Each product that I rendered became useless; for example, the pen ink is on the back. It is a "no-waste writing utensil". The luggage opens into an accordion; it encourages you to "travel light" (by not packing at all). MURI has all the aesthetic of Muji, and none of the utility!
No-waste writing utensil.
MURI to Go
Full explanations of the project and my design choices.
MURI & Me
Me on final crit day in Design Studio I!
I was accepted as a member of the Hack@Brown Design Team for the 2017 Hackathon. Our mission was to design everything needed for the event including brochures, booklets, apparel, website, logo, branding, etc.
I created Facebook event banners, the 2017 Hackathon apparel, contributed to the design of the 2017 design theme, and modals on the website.
For the third assignment under John Caserta in the Graphic Design deparment at RISD 2016, we were to create 48 flag designs that would represent the GD department building. Then we decided on a final flag and printed it out.
These designs were all made on Adobe Illustrator.
48 Flag Designs
My favorite flag design
I used red yellow and blue to create a laptop out of the blue G and the yellow D. On the side it reads RISD and the whole composition forms a block.
My second favorite design
The corner reads RISD and the lines form a GD.
This was the first project for Keetra Dean Dixon's section during Fall semester 2016 at the Rhode Island School of Design (graphic design department).
The first part of the assignment was to take pictures of the environment and create 25 graphic translations based on those pictures. Part two was to create five compositions, each representing a Gestalt principle (proximity, figure-ground, similarity, continuation, and closure).
This assignment was created using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Inspired by pins stuck in cork.
Hook stuck in a marshmallow
Folded paper strips
Sculpture outside of my apartment building
Filtered picture of leaves
Straws stuck in marshmallows
Glass sphere with marbles encased
Bottom of a drink bottle
(My personal favorite) my apartment building at night
Another brick pattern
Hanging wires in the wall
Photoshopped chair pattern
Marshmallow with string around it
Cafeteria booth pattern
Another manhole cover
Box pattern photoshopped
Wood pieces lying around on my floor
Do you see the man calling for his wife? Great. Now do you see his wife?
These type hierarchical compositions were created for Mark Laughlin's Typography I class.
Word as Image
This project was created for Tom Ockerse's assignment, fall semester 2016 at RISD: we were to pick a word and portray its meaning using only the text and typography.
First I played with the word and did things to it using figure-ground relationships.
I thought of a verbal paradox- the word is spelled differently but still sounds like the word "paradox". In this case, the two "truths" (the sound and the visual spelling) contradict each other but exist simultaneously.
Schrodinger's Cat I
I used the Schrodinger's Cat paradox to portray the word. The cats spell out "paradox" vaguely.
Schrodinger's Cat II
A play on words; "parabox" instead of "paradox".
Schrodinger's Cat III
"Paradox" consists of a box for the "O" and the cat's tail makes the "X".
I used the Penrose triangle as inspiration to make all the letters out of impossible designs (perspectives and angles that seem to contradict each other).
Final: Optical Illusion
This is a two-fold paradox: 1) The figure ground relationship. 2) When you stare at the image for about 30 seconds and then look away on a white background, you see the image with colors reversed (the afterimage). Two "truths" or images exist in a single picture but not simultaneously (a paradox). This is one of two final solutions.
Final II: Website
(link in the project description). I asked my friend to help me code this website with a simple function. The word "paradox" will never appear with all the letters showing simultaneously (the truths will never exist together).
Cards of Humanity
My final design project for prof. Nikki Juen, spring semester at RISD.