What has shaped you?
On my recent trip to Florence and Rome, it seemed
like everywhere I went Michelangelo had influenced
it in some big way. I saw so much of his work and
learned a lot about him as an artist. In that short
period of time, Michelangelo taught me:
• Nothing should be made halfheartedly.
If it was, restart.
• Do what you have too, to achieve the best.
• Stand up for your work, no matter how
criticizing the audience may be.
• Become an expert at everything related to
• If you or your work is being unethically treated,
do something about it.
• Go crazy and don't hold back.
Design a stamp, First Day Cover and a Day of Issue
Stamp for the International Year of Chemistry 2011.
The IYOC's goal was to emphasize how chemistry is
critical for solving global problems and essential for
improving our way of life.
The series of three stamps depict water, health and
energy, all which are considered global problems
in which chemistry plays a big part in improving.
When the stamps are together it creates one
continuous line representing chemistry binding the
three together. A simplified explanation of chemistry
is the reaction between molecules and what it
produces. When a liquid comes into contact with
litmus paper, a chemical reaction occurs, changing
the colour of the paper depending on how acidic
or alkaline the liquid was. Once dried, the area that
was wet remains an uneven orange shade. The
stamp illustrations are based on this knowledge and
represent this chemical reaction.
Create a promotional poster for the Moscow
International Film Festival.
There is so much diversity between films. Some are
happy, some sad; some address social issues while
others are purely humor. In every case they evoke
emotion. The story tellers, those who wrote and
directed these films, have the power to evoke these
emotions in us. They have opened themselves up to
us, allowed us to look inside, explore, and interpret
their ideas for ourselves.
To represent this I took photos of a diverse group of
people; different age groups, different nationalities,
and different facial expression. Russian Nesting Dolls
were my inspiration for the composition.
Redesign the packaging for Philips compact
fluorescent light bulbs. Their packaging is cluttered,
doesn't stand out from the competition,
and lacks organization.
Minimizing visual elements and organizing the
text were the basis to the re-design. A simple
representation of the lightbulb paired with esthetic
photography of light were a perfect solution for
a visual element. Yellow and white were used
throughout the package to mimic light.
Design a poster that will convince people to
subscribe or re-subscride to Seed Magazine. It is to
fold up and be inserted into a magazine.
I designed each area of the poster so that as you
unfold it there is always a new element of interest.
The illustration shows how science and culture are
influenced by each other and how seed contributes
to your knowledge and understanding.
St-Hubert has slowly grown from a fast food
restaurant to a sophisticated dine-in restaurant.
They have out grown their dated logo and therefor
needed new company branding.
There needed to be a connection between the
new and old logo so that the public could make a
correlation between the two. The similarities are the
red rooster and the colour red. The new logo is also
shaped as an "S" for St-Hubert and has flames to
represent the rotisserie.