design school work

graphic design, design

My Story- Digital Collage

freshman seminar class

assignment: effectively create a visual story book telling your story using any medium

my medium choice: digital photo collage, i used photoshop mix app to create digital collage images and adobe indesign to create book with text

my vision: i wanted to be able to tell the highlights of my story through digital collage. i chose to leave cutout edges rough to give more of a traditional collage feel. the reason i chose digital as my medium is because it was an opportunity to combine my love for art, print, and editorial design.

this is my life story so far…

graphic design

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Poster

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history of graphic design

assignment: design a poster that is inspired by a historical design // graphic design period // while combining it with a modern day topic

my design: inspired by the work of lester beall 1937 Rural electrification

created in adobe illustrator

I chose to design a puerto rico hurricane relief poster. the reason i chose to combine this with lester beall’s work because of the strong american design.

the goal: to remind people that puerto ricans are americans and need our help.

illustration, graphic design

20 Differences

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digital illustration class

assignment: using adobe illustrator, illustrate a personal emotional memory

using adobe illustrator i digitally illustrated a personal meaningful memory of mine.

the memory: when i was pregnant with my second son i was always really sick, i had severe “morning sickness”. so after returning from the hospital after an episode, i was nauseous in bed. when my then 3yr old son came in the room to check on me. he asked me what was wrong and i told him i didn’t feel well. then he just laid there with me caressing my face and ended up falling asleep with me. it was a special moment for me, not only for obvious reasons (it being so sweet), but it was the amount of love and compassion my 3yr old son showed me just meant so much to me. in that moment i felt that i must have done something right as a mother to have such a empathetic loving son.

the plants, represent growth & life. the universe within in us shows our connection.

the professors last minute assignment plot twist: copy the illustration, change 20 minor things and create a “spot the 20 differences” graphic.

design, graphic design

bet on yourself t-shirt

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photoshop class:

T-shirt design:

objective:

  1. design a graphic tee in adobe photoshop

  2. layer a minimum of 3 images and text

  3. photoshop design onto a t-shirt.

my design:

I wanted to create a female power t-shirt design.

layered from the bottom layer up:

  • the image of a famous heart graffiti wall in brooklyn, ny- for color, grit, and texture.

  • watercolor tiger image- because duh tigers are bad ass.

  • Sophia Amoruso- the creator of nasty gal and author of girl boss, the embodiment of a self made business woman.

  • the text; “bet on yourself” to complete the message.

*images used are not my own and this design is solely for portfolio // school work use