Tin Can Salesman: Define, Discover, Design.

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In this project, the objective was to make a cover for a can of “something”. I chose to make a cover that is selling love. The audience would be geared towards anyone who would like to give someone a Valentines day present or even if it was a gag gift. It could be used for either. I took a nutrition facts label and made it relate all to love and care. My idea is to have a fact of love on each can, kind of how Fuji Water do on their water bottles.

Make It Work: Define, Discover, Design

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In this “Make It Work” project, I had to make a logo based on a certain kind of restaurant. I had to choose two totally different ¬†objects and put them together in an interesting way. My restaurant was a Soul food place, and the two objects were a fork and and music. I made 30 sketches of music and forks and how they can go together. Instead of doing the obvious, I made a woman figure with a fork head that can be also looked as as a crown. I made three different variations of how this idea could work.

Design Spark Recap

Phase I: Define the Assignment

The assignment was to pick from a list of local events in Delaware and to make a poster to advertise the event. The even that I chose was the Centennial¬†Tea Service at the Hotel DuPont. My poster is supposed to geared toward women that are in their 30’s to 50’s.

Phase II: Discover Three Design Sparks

1. 100 Years of Fashion Illustration (Book)

2. Fashion and Fantasy (Book)

3. Scauullo Photographs 50 Years (Book)

Phase III: Design Three Poster

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1. The first design spark led to this poster because it was dealing with a woman that was surrounded by other women at a sort of formal party.

2. The second design spark led to this poster because it was a full body image of a woman who seems to be relaxed on a wall and dressed formally.

3. The third design spark led to this poster because I was really inspired by the formalization of it and the way that they woman looked pleasant and elegant.

Phase IV: Refine One Poster

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For this poster, I thought about my mother and how she loves elegant looking things, but she still has some type of spunk to her as well. I tried to put that “spunk” in by the hair and making the hair really big. My mother is in her 50’s but i know that many of her styles can relate to women also in their 30’s.

Phase V: Deliver The Final Poster

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My poster will attract my audience because it has an elegant feel to it. It shows youth in the woman’s face but it also show elegance and maturity as well.