VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGNS COLLECTION
These projects are from my first year general design discipline in University of Washington design major. Each of them represented different approach of design concept and method. They witnessed my way of constructing my own style in visual communication design. They helped me build my way to become an innovative and confident designer.
Dots, lines and planes.
This was the very first project I did for my design class. We were asked to create two compositions what contain the the concepts of "order" and "chaos" individually. They need to be formed by dots, lines and planes.
The challenge of this project was that we needed to make the "order" first (showing on the left) in Illustrator and printed it out. The second step was to manipulate the prints in any creative ways we can think of to create a "chaos" composition, and then took a picture of them.
Image and Lyrics.
In my second intro to visual communication design class, we were ask to create a poster in two-three weeks that contains a line from a song with handmade lettering to create a composition that can represent the feeling of the song.
My challenge of this project was that I chose to make the letters burning so they can match the feeling of the song - sad, suicidal and reborn. So I needed to cut the cardboards into letters and burn them individually with a certain amount of control - not too many ashes, but full of flames. I made a huge effort to make every letter clear and vivid enough in photoshop and made them work as a whole in terms of lighting and shapes.
Initial and composition.
We were asked to pick one of our initials and take pictures of the letter in real work and combine them all together as a visual appealing composition.
My challenge was that my initial S has an organic and weird shape, this means that people can hardly recognize it is an S if I don't show the body curves of it. And there are many variations of S in different fonts. I also found that its strong curving was the biggest thing would prevent the composition looks interesting.