So the quarter before I left for my internship. I took a class called Conceptual Design. We had to create a conceptual self portrait. What I told the teacher was…that the layers of this self portrait represents the different layers of my identity — as an Asian American, a Christian…etc….but its really just a regular self portrait on plexiglass =p. Its hanging in the school library right now…you can kinda see the bookshelves in the reflection. I dont know what to do with it when I get it back. I’m not going to hang a picture of myself up in my house….maaybe I’ll give it to my mom.
Sooooo, I took a ridiculously long hiatus. I went to NYC over the summer of 2010 for a design internship at Sprout Creative Group. They’re a small intimate design studio that focus on a lot of lifestyle brands. They’ve designed for Lacoste, Oscar de La Renta, American Express…just to name a few. I was suuuper lucky to be able to spend time and learn from them =) Thanks to my friend Alice Yang, I’ve learned so much about not only web design, but how the whole process works. Soo ya’ll see their website there? I did that! With the guidance of Alice (Creative Director) and our “client,” Jessica (founder)…I was able to do something I’ve never done. Here are a few screen shots of the website.
Heres a project I’m turning in on Monday. We need to design a paper bag for Central Market that promotes the use/buying of their reusable bags. Whaddaya think? I dont know if im completely happy with it yet…
I got this fact from some website online: Reusable bags save 700+ bags over the span of their lifetime!
Ooh those are plus signs in between the little bags btw….
High Fructose Corn Syrup makes you fat!! So dont do it…
This is one of my editorial projects. We were suppose to illustrated an article, so I took this article that had been shared around on Google Reader.
Here’s the actual article:
Heres another concept design project. Our final project was to choose one of the projects weve already done and do a different one or expand on the one we already created. Sooo I took the “How to Make Ramen” project and decided to go with the kitchen theme. My next concept is a tea pot that tells you when the tea is ready.
So heres how it works. Each tea pot comes with 9 colored gel inserts and 9 different types of teas. You insert the colored gels into the slot on the side, and with its revolutionary color recognition technology, the words “to a tea” will slowly appear in the window. Once it is steeped perfectly, the little window says “to a tea!” and you can enjoy perfectly steeped tea =)
You can click on each image to enlarge.
So do yall remember those things when we were a kid…where its written in blue, and then theres red squiggly lines all over it, then you put a red film on top and you see whats written in blue? Anywaayy so thats where I went to create this….sooo my technology isnt revolutionary or perfect, but you kinda get the idea right? aallssoo when i did this project…www.toatea.com wasnt a real website yet…but now it is, so I guess i should take that off….??
Have you heard of The Weepies? Theyre only one of my favorite bands eveeer. Theyre a husband a wife duo playing folk/pop music…their songs kinda have a cool childlikeness to them but still for adults. Which is kindaa what I was going for in my CD redesign project. A little bit whimsical and a little bit darkish.
ooh! and heres “Hideaway” by the Weepies =)
Heres a project I had to do for my Concept Design class. We had to show how to do something in an idiosyncratic way. So my concept was to create a ramen bowl with the instructions printed on as a design element. I created the bowl and all the icons in illustrator, then put them together in photoshop.
He’s a cactus not a giant prickly cucumber.
Hand sketched and then colored in Illustrator.
Hello peoples of the internets,
Soooo, I am a graphic design student (I make things look pretty) at The Art Institute of Austin. Every once in a while, I’ll do some freelance design work doing brand identity, collateral and also wedding invitations and stationary.
Weell, I decided I should get blog just so I can have a place to dump all my design stuff, sketches and other artwork. Critiques are definetely helpful =) Good or bad…. I’ll also randomly blurb about life, talk about amazing designers that make me feel inferior =p