Binghamton University Art & Design

January 28, 2019

Project 1: Postcard Design: "Explore" series

For Project 1, Postcard Design the goal was to create a project that would "set the theme" for my semester. I chose to do a series exploring the word "explore".

I started with different definitions of "explore" and from there, I tried different ideas from this word in order to create my series

I ended up with "Mindfulness", "Ideas", and "New York". My plan for the semester (as well as the year) is to travel more - mainly around New York State, try new ideas I have, and also to practice implementing more mindfulness in my life to improve my overall health and wellbeing.

February 28, 2019

Project 3: Line Icon: Fantasy Writer

For Project 3 the objective was to create an icon that illustrated who I was. With such a broad topic, there were many different ideas I had for this project, but ultimately I chose one that was less cluttered and busy, and seemed a better option for an icon design. I named this topic 'Fantasy Writer' and chose to have a dragon with a pencil as the design.

March 28, 2019

Project 4: Editorial Illustration

For project 4 the objective was to creative news illustrations for three different articles while also maintaining a personal style that linked all of them in some way. I decided that I wanted my "style" to be a sort of mixed-media collage appearance. If you click on the illustrations below, you will be linked to the articles the illustrations were created for.

I created this illustration for an article titled, "The Real Aliens In Our Backyard". The article addresses the issue of invasive species and how they are harming our environment and our own species.

I knew I wanted to make these designs in a mixed-media or collage sort of way so I started with sketches. I ended up liking the look of the bug being the comical sketch paired with images. But I felt that the bug kind of got lost when everything else was made from photographs. I tried drawing the tree at first, but didn't like that look so I ended up editing the forest image that I had, making it look more like a piece of art.

I created this illustration for an article about how TSA is going to start using more floppy-eared dogs instead of pointy-eared dogs because they are "more acceptable".

I wanted to follow my mixed media theme for all my designs, and for this one I wasn't sure at first how I wanted to do this. Originally I was thinking that the "animal" subjects would be the drawings, adding even more correlation. But I ended up finding a picture of a dog in adobe images that I thought was perfect for this article - a dog with one ear up and one ear down!

I created this illustration for an article that talks about the questionable safety of cosmetics.

This time I decided that the subject would be an image and a drawing - background and environment as the image, and the up-close foreground as the drawing. Following cues from the article about the uncertainty of the content or safety of cosmetics, I thought it was fitting to have more of an handwritten typeface and add questions.

May 7, 2019

Project 5: UX Group Project

For project 5, each group had to tackle a website that was a part of Binghamton University, and using User Experience methods, suggest a new design for the chosen website. My group chose to look into the Decker Student Health Services Center website. Click here to see our findings and solutions.