Below is an infographic video I made about happiness for my Motion Graphics class. This 39 second video had me working through the night until I finally finished at 7am. Motion graphics is definitely not easy, (this project had me screaming and cursing at my computer all night), but I can't say I didn't have fun!
I created my logo back in 2015, classic black and white. I felt it needed a little jazziness to make it more ME! So I added a crazy color glitch and voilà!
I recently started my first day as a full time Junior Graphic Designer at iLoveKickboxing HQ. The purpose of my blog was to practice design constantly, and now since I'm doing it as a profession, I'm getting plenty of experience. I won't be giving up on the blog though because this has been great outlet for me to express myself creatively, but posts will definitely be more sparse from this point forward.
Here's what I've been working on:
Art by: Vasjen Katro
I'm on break from school and have been binging on Skillshare design classes. I discovered a quick tutorial by Vasjen Katro titled Baugasm Series #1 - Create Experimental Gradients and Posters and enrolled right away. Vasjen teaches a series of classes centered around his "Poster a Day" project he posts daily on his instagram account, Baugasm. I'm a huge fan of bright vibrant colors and I couldn't wait to have fun with this new technique.
I got down to work immediately and here is what I created. I added a bevel and emboss to the gradient to make it appear as a smooth glob droplet. I'm pleased with how this looks, but I'd like to keep working on it and add a few more elements in some of the blank spaces.
Very clever purposeful ad to spread awareness about gun violence.
Unlike puppymonkeybaby..... (I'm still angry)
Every time I see this video, I am completely mesmerized. The beautiful low light shots and music work together magically to create a mood that gives me all the feels. I get a feeling of nostalgia whenever I watch it. It reminds me of being a teenager and exploring the world after the sun went down and everyone went to sleep. I would get to be alone and have the entire world to myself.
The night is scary, but this spot portrays the night the way I experienced it as a teenager - as something beautiful and even magical. The soft glow of convenience stores, the bokeh from uninhabited streetlights, the twinkling, lit up city, the graceful creatures of the night, and the large, full moon all capture the enchanting feeling experienced late at night. Even the scene with moths dancing in the light looked like a moment that even I (a vehement bug murderer) would want to capture.
This next ad, I caught for the first time when I was at a bar. Thank God I was with ad friends because I made everyone stop talking mid-conversation to tune in to what was going on on tv.
There wasn't even any sound on the tv, I was drawn in strictly due to the stunning imagery, with every shot crisp and balanced (totally my thing). I watched attentively, eagerly waiting to see who was responsible for this masterpiece. "Ideas push the world forward." Simple & Genius! This simple line of copy made the spot that much better. The commercial finally closed with the Apple logo and I was pleasantly fulfilled. "Of course Apple made this freaking beautiful work of art," I remember thinking. After falling deeply in love with the "Midnight" commercial above, I should have expected this one to be from Apple as well.
When I got home, of course I searched the commercial to relive it, this time with sound. The music is a classic (sometimes cliche & overused), but I feel that Apple made it work in a tasteful and pleasing way.
This evening I was drawn in to this beautiful commercial for Brookside Chocolate. I love the simplicity of the imagery against a solid black or white background, the use of color, and the contrast in beautiful images through the clean diagonal split in the screen. I'm always into macro shots, and the ones in this commercial really capture texture and shape beautifully. Each element has its own fun and fitting movement which adds life to the elements.
Through my Google search for the video, I found the food stylist of the commercial to be Lesley Sendall from Hers Agency. Her other work is also quite beautiful!
Take a look at some other great pieces by Lesley:
Artwork by: Alex Proba
This graphic is a part of a series by Alex Proba called "A Poster a Day". I love this graphic because it's so simple yet so interesting and fun at the same time. I love its play with geometric shapes, textures, patterns and different forms of media.
It's November 20th and I was in the Christmas spirit (prematurely, I know).. So I made my first version Holiday themed. I mocked up the set up of the poster I referenced and tried to have fun with the rest.
Getting the colors right was the part I had the most difficulty with, below are the first two color options that I couldn't quite fall in love with:
For my second attempt, I kept up with my holiday theme, but this time for Thanksgiving this Thursday.
Artwork By: Alexandr Aubakirov
I found this photo on Pinterest and followed the link to find it is part of a beautiful series by artist Alexandr Aubakirov.
This photo initially captured my attention from the interesting perspective, taking a skyline and rotating it on its side.
I was then drawn in by the artist's playful use of depth with the type.. If you notice, each letter interacts differently with the skyline giving each one it's own depth in the photo. Some letters are in front, some behind, and some intertwined. The artist also added slight shadows on the letters behind the buildings to make it all feel real.
The white type contrasts with the black buildings and the textured sky, and the blocky shape of the type reiterates the shape of the blocky buildings.
For my first attempt, I used a photo I took in Italy. I used a similar blocky typeface to which I applied a mask to outline individual sunflowers under the text. I ran into trouble adding shadows. A soft shadow behind the flowers onto the type made the text appear to be 3D, which was not the look I was going for. I removed it to maintain the flat look in a real environment.
My second attempt, I took much more literally. I used a photo I took of the New York skyline taken from Brooklyn Bridge Park. I kept the vertical spacing of the letters equivalent, and moved each horizontally to create an interaction with the buildings. For this one the shadowing worked much better than the first.
The Woman Card is an amazing project supporting gender equality. The deck consists of some of the most remarkable women who make me proud to be a woman myself.
I am proud to have been a part of the project by providing the design for Eleanor Roosevelt.
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