Tuesday, May 7, 2013

P1 - Progress

Progress of the first poster. Iim just playing around right now. I'm torn between adding minimal color as I intended or adding this overlay of color to the entire panel. Like in the photo below.

Sketches - The Chemist


Zine Progress and Pattern

I finally got my blog access to work yay! So here is some of my progress work from the weeks.
I'm decided to create a zine the folds out into a poster.
Here is the poster illustration work in progress.

An otter trying to help another out of a plastic bottle holder. This is the poster part of the zine.
An here is the swatch of my pattern.
This pattern which was apart of my recycle poster, will probably be used a background or border for the other side of the poster, where all the information about recycling plastics will be.

Sounds a bit confusing right now but the final will be easier. :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The new pattern design I'm working on

I have designed a new pattern for my stationary collection based on the theme of sustainability.
Here are the sketches and the final outcome.

And I've applied the design onto ipad case and skin. Because right now more and more schools are introducing ipad into the class, I think it is a good idea to apply the theme onto the ipad surface.


After talking to the kids and finding out the things that they liked (animals, sports, electronics) and what colors and ideas they would want me to work with.

During the first presentation I had this:

The Idea was to have an animation that easily told the concept of sustainability and why you should care about it.

After meeting with the people from the center of sustainable polymers and listening their critique I decided to change my idea. Now I am making posters


Work in progress

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New ideas for sustainability design

After met with Melodee and heard the feedback of my last poster design, I took another direction to create something more fun and using my real style.

I'm going to create a stationary collection for kids which matches the sustainability topics.

Below are my new sketches and ideas for the future design. They might be applied to different surface and product. 

Farnsworth: Sustainability poster revised version& product application

This is the revised version of the sustainability poster. I added some leaves in the background to indicate the green source which the ipod connected with. I also spent lots of time on the ipod screen detail to make it more connecting to the sustainability topic.

Then I tried to apply my design to different products.


iphone case

iphone case detail

greeting card

another iphone case version

Standford's Polymer Group

Student's divided in three groups to work on their final assignment in their focus groups. Using their sketch books, talking to the MCAD interns and the chemists to help develop the final. My group focused on presenting Polymers, what they are and why it is important to the us to know.

Here are the student's sketches.




Base off of the student's work these were the outcome sketch
My Sketch
This was the final sketch

Farnsworth: sketches about favorite things&poster design

Students were asked to draw down their favorite things. Below are their sketches.
I've noticed music and electric devices like Ipod were in the list a lot. This inspired me to create my poster using music notes and Ipod as my main characters.

This is my first draft of the poster:

I took the design back to class to get students' feedback.
They all love this idea. And one of them suggested me to add a rainbow behind.
I also got feedback of the main and background color from them, which are green and blue.

This is my color version of the poster.

Farnsworth: infograph sketches

Below are the infograph sketches of students in Farnsworth school. Students use their creative ways to express the outcome of take-home cleanser experiment.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Students conduct a homework assignment. The came back with notes or sketches of their observations. Designers introduced students to infographs. Info Graphs is an illustration or design that helps depict information through art.

Students presented their work and critiqued each other. The class took a vote of the ones they thought was more appealing. The designers took home the sketch books and finalized the students infographs.

This is a student's sketch that inspired me to do my infograph.
Jonathan M

This is the outcome. I used the characters and modified them. The platform that the characters are standing on is supposed to look similar to a a bar graph. Students were exited when they saw their work in final form. I left the image white and black so the students could color it. Students got to critique the Designers final. I got a lot of great feedback. The students loved the illustration, but it didn't have a lot of information. They suggested I had a banner that said "The Faster Cleaner Race" which I thought was a great idea.
This activity at the end became quite successful and got the students very excited and active.