Digital Design Concepts – Project 3 – Image

Here’s a neat little design with the concept of a short metaphor interpreted using a few images and a design. It might be a bit overworked for the concept, but it should get the message across clearly enough: The metaphor is “Love is war”. I used the comic book-halftone aesthetic, something which I’m quite fond […]

Project 4 – Mapmaking

Edit: The final version, in comparison: The write-up below was done for a 2D graphics class, originally featuring a much earlier version of the design. It exists here for posterity. The title banner will feature a bit more of a curved over appearance of depth, as you can see from the rough mock-up. The general […]

Carton Design (WIP)

The background on each side of the carton are designed using a custom 60’s inspired pattern. The front of the packaging will feature a pie slice with a retro-inspired crosshatch, and a title in the same font as the custom oat creamer logo reading “APPLE PIE SPICE”. However, I was having some notable scaling issues […]

Lab 5 – Curved Logic with the Pen Tool

Here’s the results of my work with this file. The pen tool has a lot of precision capabilities, but that precision means it specializes in small, geometric shapes. This, however, makes the tool especially good for logos, and a key in making recognizable iconography when scaling for a large display may be a factor in […]

2D Graphics: Getting Down to Basics

When it comes down to it, knowing Photoshop is knowing what to do with your images. Here’s a few basic observations to start off the class with: 1. Different cameras produce different results. If you take two photos with different devices of the same image, you would initially expect that you would find the images […]