Graphic Design

Thanks for visiting my graphic design page. You will see photos with captions of projects I’ve worked on and how I completed them. I first became interested in graphic design in April 2010 when I took a class at BYU-Idaho titled “Visual Media.” That was the first time I was introduced to the Adobe Suite and since then I feel I’ve come a long way.

Graphic Design is meaningful to me because it allows me to tap into my creativity and experiment with ideas in an extremely educational atmosphere. The basic principles of graphic design, (contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity) are principles that help me visually portray things that words alone can’t express. These principles can be applied in other aspects of life as well.

Ultimately, graphic design helps me to access my inner child and communicate in a way I want to. It enables me to make ideas happen. It’s something I never knew I could be half decent at, but when I put my mind to it, I saw signs of growth.

“An idea is nothing more nor less than a new combination of old elements.” – James Webb Young (How to Get Ideas, Jack Foster, p. 7)

I created each of these in Adobe Illustrator. The purpose of a typogram is to communicate a visual message with a word.

I created each of these in Adobe Illustrator. The purpose of a typogram is to communicate a visual message with a word.

I experimented with many different typograms, but this ended up being my final product.

I experimented with many different typograms, but this ended up being my final product.

I designed this to practice simple principles of design. Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity.

I designed this to practice simple principles of design. Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity.

This illustration shows the anatomical parts of the different letters in the Garamond font.

This illustration shows the anatomical parts of the different letters in the Garamond font.

I designed this short book that contained photographs I took of an object that correlated figuratively to the article included.

I designed this short book that contained photographs I took of an object that correlated figuratively to the article included.

I designed this short book that contained photographs I took of an object that correlated figuratively to the article included.

I designed this short book that contained photographs I took of an object that correlated figuratively to the article included.

I created each letter of the alphabet using only my existing key ring. I then used Photoshop to cut and arrange the keys into one poster.

I created each letter of the alphabet using only my existing key ring. I then used Photoshop to cut and arrange the keys into one poster.

I designed the header and home page of a website including elements of typography.

I designed the header and home page of a website including elements of typography.

This project was used to introduce me to Photoshop. I had to create a campaign for a good cause. Drinking more water is always a good cause!

This project was used to introduce me to Photoshop. I had to create a campaign for a good cause. Drinking more water is always a good cause!

This project depicts me as college student who is always on the move. It's quite the accurate representation both physically and academically. I'm always trying to move forward.

This project depicts me as college student who is always on the move. It’s quite the accurate representation both physically and academically. I’m always trying to move forward.

I built and designed the box as well as the labels on the bottles. I was given a theme regarding animals. I actually printed the labels, froze them in water, then photographed and reprinted them so they appeared frozen on the bottles.

I built and designed the box as well as the labels on the bottles. I was given a theme regarding animals. I actually printed the labels, froze them in water, then photgraphed and reprinted them so they appeared frozen on the bottles.

I physically constructed the box of chipboard, designed the label, 50 cards front and back, and a tri-fold pamphlet.

I physically constructed the box of chipboard, designed the label, 50 cards front and back, and a tri-fold pamphlet.

I redesigned the labels for Western Family Apple Juice bottles. I used the same WF logo but the overall label is very different. I used Adobe Illustrator.

I redesigned the labels for Western Family Apple Juice bottles. I used the same WF logo but the overall label is very different. I used Adobe Illustrator.

I redesigned the Western Family Apple Juice bottle. I used Adobe Illustrator and simplified the label then took this photograph.

I redesigned the Western Family Apple Juice bottle. I used Adobe Illustrator and simplified the label then took this photograph.

This is an ad I created to promote the apple juice bottle labels I redesigned for a project.

This is an ad I created to promote the apple juice bottle labels I redesigned for a project.

Type Specimen Book (Final)

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