May 12, 2011

The A-Show

I went to the closing night of the A-Show last Friday. It was the portfolio showcase of the nine students graduating from the communication design department in BFA. It was really cool to look at everyone’s work. Although some were outstanding, some were not that great. I could really tell who worked hard and were determined to put on a good last show for their graduation. My favorite portfolios and work would be Kevin Davis, Vania Gallegos, and Rhea Horvath. Kevin’s work is unlike anything I have seen. I don’t want to be too biased, as I know Kevin. But his presentation was the best and he was honored as best in show. I also know how much time and effort he has put into his work in the past few years. He has started up his own screen-printing company “CrawlSpace Studios” – (E-mail link is on my blog roll). This is very ambitious to try and make his own company right out of school. His portfolio was the most professional and was bound by a well known book binder in CO, David Ashley. I would describe his work as very grungy, but at the same time very creative, detailed and amazingly crafted. His work is not only design, it is art. I know that is a tough thing to mix in the communication design world. I really also like Vania’s work. I could really relate to her style. It was very clean, creative, and feminine. She already works at a design firm, so she had a lot of work she has done there in her portfolio, which was interesting to see. Rhea had a very unique style. It is very free-spirited, and fun. She also had really cool “handouts” of hand sewn wallets with her card and informational pamphlet inside. There was definitely a wide array of personal design tastes, and it was really cool to see what everyone has been working on for the past years of their college career. It made me realize that I have a ton of work ahead of me!! 🙂

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May 12, 2011

Final Project

Inspired by MK-12’s “Macho Box”

Abandon and Forget

April 23, 2011

Nothing Is Impossible GIF

This is 3 frames from my video in .gif format

Nothing is Impossible

April 4, 2011

Metaphor

April 4, 2011

Cliché

Shepard Fairey ‘Obey Giant’

April 3, 2011

Artist Statement For Project 3

For my project, I chose to do the theme of Broadway St. In Denver. This is one of my favorite places to go in Denver. I took photographs, and grabbed business cards, flyers, garment bags, receipts, stickers, and many other little things. I had a lot of fun with this project. I wanted to do a booklet that showcased some of the stores and the feeling I get in each one.  I spent a lot of time constructing the images, and hand-crafting the book. I was unhappy with the printing, as some of the images/type were cut off on the edges, but overall I think it ended up working out. I also realized that I need to construct my book better, so it will be more durable. I also wish I had one more image at the end that would create more closure. Input from Prof. Faulkner, really helped and we thought of adding another image of a map (like in the front) as the last page with a dot of where the journey ends and add a beginning dot where it begins on the one in the front. I hope you all enjoyed looking at it!!

April 1, 2011

14 Images – Final

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March 30, 2011

Images 10-11

March 29, 2011

Images 8-9

March 25, 2011

Images 5-6