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How to Be Creatively Courageous and Authentic

How to Be Creatively Courageous and Authentic There are many tips and tricks that help unlock your creativity. This article, however, is meant to help you be courageous and authentic while still remaining creative. Hopefully these suggestions will help you think...

Take a Walk Around Atlanta on the BeltLine

Photo courtesy of Perkins+Will   The Atlanta BeltLine is a major new transportation corridor with direct connections into downtown and midtown. It boasts the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta...

Should You Quit Social Media?

The amount of likes and followers you have is a currency in today's social media driven culture. Apps like Twitter allow you to gain followers into the millions but how many of those people are actually your friend? Recently, I thought about quitting social media. I...

Unlock Your Creativity

Unlock Your Creativity “Design is a function of connection. There is nothing more vulnerable than creativity. And what is art if it's not love?” - Elizabeth Gilbert There's many things you can do to help you tap into your creative side. We all have one, we just have...

CDUniverse.com Mock Redesign

Background Below is a screen cap and a bit of information about CDUniverse from their about page. Established in 1996, CD Universe is a leading Internet retailer specializing in the sale of domestic and imported music CDs and Imports, movies and video games to...

BackstreetMerch.com Mock Redesign

During my first semester at The Academy of Art University, one of the projects we focused on for my Principles of UX class was to redesign an existing e-commerce website. We were asked to pick one website to redesign and improve the UX. We were to decide if we wanted...

Discover What You Love

Listen To Yourself Your gut will always guide you. Find ways to renew yourself. Drop your body's limitation's at the shoes upon your feet. Some of our contributors suggest mediating or doing yoga. As you go about your day to day life, focus on positive thoughts and...

Re-Branding: Stationery Drafts

The below are sketches and drafts for the stationery portion of my re-branding project for Intermediate Graphic Design. I decided to accentuate the occurrence of the number three throughout researching and designing for this my client. Most notably in the three colors...

Expressive Typography: Quote

My second project in Introduction to Graphic Design was as follows: Create a typographic composition using a quote and enhancing the meaning of content using expressive typographic form. Here are some examples that I found inspiring:       The images above were...

Introduction to Typography, Project 1

“In this project, students were supposed to create a typographic composition which defined terms of type anatomy in a visual progression across three 8x8 panels. The objectives were to present the structural relationships between letters in a typeface through a...

Re-Branding: Logo Drafts

Here are some rough ideas for a logo I am working on for a school project in Intermediate Graphic Design. Upon posting the last above logo, I didn't like what I saw. It conveyed a cold, stern feel, when Kimi is quite the opposite. I immediately wanted only the K and B...

Re-Branding: Kimi’s Bistro

An Initial Brand Exploration Kimi's Bistro Re-Branding Creative Brief Kimi’s Bistro is located in a prime location in the eclectic neighborhood of Little Five Points. It opened its' doors July 4, 2012 in the heart of Little Five Points, Atlanta. It is among some of...

Re-Branding: Who?

Below are the options I am considering for a re-branding project in Intermediate Graphic Design. 1. Kimi’s Bistro Kimi’s Bistro is a restaurant located in Little 5 Points, which was founded by a former coworker of mine. The restaurant opened in 2013, serves breakfast...

The Best & Worst Designed Logos

My first assignment for Intermediate Graphic Design is "to find 5 really terrific logos and 5 that you feel are the absolute worst best/worst designed logos" Best Logos 1. Creative Cloud The creative use of mirroring the letter "C" to create a cloud-like formation. 2....

Elements of Design

The first "pop" assignment for Introduction to Typography called for finding an image that includes 3 elements of design; texture, form, shape, color, line and/or value. I initially was torn between two images. © 1956-66 Tadanori Yokoo This piece is a poster by...

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Poster

The first assignment for my Intermediate Graphic Design class was to create a commemorative poster design honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King didn’t plan on including the phrase, “I have a dream,” in his famous address. It wasn’t until gospel...

Has Tech Killed the Music Industry?

Watch this one hour debate asking the question, "Has tech killed the music industry?" For the first of Virgin's Disruptors events they've taken to the Virgin Records 40th anniversary exhibition in Central London, assembling an expert panel to discussing that question....

Yogi Tea Ad Series

A collage advertisement series project for my Introduction to Graphic Design class. For this, my second project, I chose to do a series for Yogi Tea. The series combined actual product typography, company logos, and out-sourced drawings from various artists whose...