This design was inspired by the movie “The God Father”. After being told the overall theme, I was given the freedom to take this concept into my own hands. Within the Design, I was asked to include a skull, skateboard, and beer bottle. By making a full skeleton, I was able to make a scene where the skeleton is doing a "Frontside Air" to include the skateboard, and use the skeleton's other hand to hold the bottle.
This photo is part of a series of five constructed photographs. The purpose of these objects defying gravity are to give emphasis on ordinary objects that are overlooked everyday. Before constructing the scenes and choosing the objects, much thought was put into what was needed, chosen and used for this series. All photographs were taken on a Canon 70D and manipulated using Adobe Photoshop
“Trapped by a Line” is an ironic sculpture constructed using lead fishing weights. After melting the lead down, casts were made into plaster molds. This sculpture project involved repurposing previously existing obects and making them into something new. Within the sculpture, the viewer will see a skull and ribs tangled up by two fishing hooks and fishing line. Fishing weights were placed next to the skull to show the object’s repurposement.
I chose one of my favorite artist, Salvador Dali, and rearranged “Burning Giraffes and Telephones”. Research about the artwork had to be conducted to figure out the meaning behind the artist’s work. The purpose was to rearrange his art and still keep the same message behind the artist’s work. He painted this during times of war and turmoil to show the destruction and lost connections that it had caused. This is my rendition.
This project involved taking complex information to create an infographic. The purpose was to allow viewers to visualize the information in a simplified, easily understood way. To do this, I needed to take this information and present it using diagrams, metaphors, analogies, etc. I chose the different components/ uses of surfboards because there is plentiful information and a multitude of different qualities in board types.
Momentous is a modular typeface inspired by "El Mind A" brain research. By definition, momentous means a "great or far-reaching importance or consequence". This word fits perfectly for a brain research company because solving brain disorders is beyond important and will drastically change the bearing of the future. The modules to design "Momentous" were taken from diagrams showing the synapsis within the brain and the brain's ability to see.
Sunrise Surf shop annually hosts a surf contest titled “Battle of the Brands”. I was asked to create a battle scene involving the Jacksonville Pier and then any battle I felt would work best. I chose a Western theme where there is a “Showdown” occuring. In the foreground, the viewer will see the back side of a cowboy about to draw his guns and in the middle ground there is another man doing the same action. The background then includes the jacksonville pier.
For my icon set, I chose scuba diving as the theme. Each icon had to coincide with one another so that they all were seen as belonging to the same icon set. To do this, I maintained an equal weight for each icon. I was able to do this by keeping close attention to the stroke of the lines along with the colors and use of negative space. Each icon (located to the right) has a consistent color scheme and they all contain gradients.