I created this project during my freshman year at the KCAI, the reason I decided to create a shadow out of type use natural lighting (the sun). This project was meant for people to experience light with type and how that can change the experience by making it interactive. This project was created with cardboard using a laser cutter. The type I chose were poems by Maya Angelou.
This domestic insulation was created for a project during my sophomore year titled “project one”. We had to choose a four-letter word we wanted to work with for the entire semester. The word I chose was domestic because it reminded me of home.
Experimental Collage Posters
These projects were created in image class during my sophomore years out of collage pictures. This project was an exercise that was meant to open our minds to creating a spontaneous composition.
This project was made in a class called “Miniature Constructions for the Camera” my freshman year. This project was inspired by my life and how I was trying to transform my life to be a businesswoman and grow up. But before I decided to become a graphic designer, I was a basketball player and I thought that I was going to be a professional in the WNBA, but things change. This is the reason I decided to experiment with wood, cardboard, and foam core.
Tool Translation Experimental Book
The tool translation book project was a project that I worked on my sophomore year in Image class. We had to choose a hand tool that we wanted to experiment in image making with different methods and styles. This project showed me how one tool could be used in many different forms and styles.
The social poster was created in my Semiotics class We chose a topic that presents a problem in the world today. The social issue I chose was discrimination in the workplace. The reason I chose this topic is that you always have discrimination in the workplace when it comes to paying between women and men. It appears some jobs men are paid more than women. That’s not right, so I decided to create this poster to show how women are treated in the workplace. Even though women are the ones that raise men.
The 3D type “L” formation was created in “Type One”. We were to choose a letter that we wanted to experiment with for the entire semester. So, the letter I chose was “L” So I decided to build an “L” structure out of wood and experiment with it through fire. I decided to capture a moment of deterioration through wood with my little form that was created.
The Folly Posters was a project that we created posters for the Folly Theater, which is a jazz music theater. We were given four different artists that we had to create posters for. The artists I had were Joshua Redman, Arturo Sandoval, Ramsey Lewis, and Kurt Elling. I decided to redesign my Kurt Elling Poster for this final project.
Kay’s Packaging Project Design
This project was created in Human Centered Design, where I had to research and find how the products that I chose, which were Shea Butter, Olive, and Coconut Oil, were marketed and designed. Then find a way to redesign my own packaging systems. So, I decided to experiment with laser cutting small plastic bottles, trying to find a way to create my own technique than just using stickers placed on the bottles like a lot of companies do, So I decided to use laser cutting.
In type 3 we were to pick out of an archive of artist works that we would like to recreate. The artwork that I decided to recreate was a chapter from the book, “The Harlem Renaissance”. What I decided to do was create informational cards of these different artists that were mentioned in this section. So I wanted to show the artists’ work and I wanted to have the description of the artist work on the back of the cards so you get the image plus the description of the artist’s work.