To celebrate Janet Allen's 20th year as Indiana Repertory Theatre's executive artistic director, we held an event, Planet Janet, highlighting her many accomplishments.
My Role: Among several out of the ordinary projects I designed for
Planet Janet, was the opportunity
(and challenge) of making a temporary tattoo of my boss' face. I didn't want it to be too realistic, as that could just get creepy. So I decided to posterize a portrait of her. I played with the settings until she looked the right balance between real person and cartoon. I then made it black and white and added the event's branded title text.
BUTLER HOMECOMING COLORING PAGE:
As part of the homecoming tradition, the Butler Bookstore partners with Butler Web Marketing to host an annual coloring contest for all ages.
*Created for Butler University
My Role: I was tasked with creating the coloring sheet for the 2013 contest. It was to be of Butler's live mascot, Butler Blue III or Trip. I was given a rough sketch of Trip to use as a guide for this process. First, I put the image into Adobe Illustrator and used the pen tool to create the simple clean version of Trip you can see to the left. Then, I used the Illustrator file to design the rest of the coloring sheet in InDesign.
The Indiana Blood Center (IBC) is an Indianapolis blood bank that collects and supplies hospitals with blood to save lives. IBC has a mascot, Phil. Phil is a blood droplet that helps advocate for the IBC's mission.
*Created for Willow Marketing
My Role: I was given an image of Phil, in his 3D form, seen on the left, and asked to create a vector version of the mascot. This version of Phil is to be used in print and online to spread the IBC's mission, wherever he's needed. The final version of Phil, I created in vector form, can be seen on the right.
FUNNY OR FACADE
Funny or Façade draws visual inspiration from Russian style
propaganda posters, apparent in its use of bold line and color. Conceptually, it’s inspired by Yue Minjun's use of sarcastic over exaggerated laughter. Considering reasons for laughter, apart from feeling joy, I discovered that people often laugh to hide other emotions such as anger and awkwardness.
I utilized different colors in the backgrounds to represent these emotions. The white lines radiating from subject’s core represent the emotion that seeps through the façade.
This piece was based on the Grimm fairytale version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,
where Snow ends up eating a poison heart and lungs, rather than an apple.
Process: This piece was inspired by Saul Bass. Because of his grim style, I found it fitting. However,
I added a sleek minimal twist to reflect my own style. For the color palate, I chose the iconic Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs colors: navy blue, red, and yellow.
I chose this palate to evoke the children's movie, drawing parallels and comparisons between the two stories.
WHO'S THE FAIREST?