This was one of my favorite projects I worked on during my last year at CCAD. I love film and Gateway so I wanted to present them with an idea that would improve their branding and appeal to their audience. I wanted Gateway Film Center to proudly own a logo that is versatile from digital to print. The logo takes inspiration from the aspect ratio of a standard US wide-screen that is seen in cinema today. I created a brand guide for Gateway Film Center that explains more in to detail about the logo and how it can be easily implemented into their deliverables.
In this assignment we were given the opportunity to choose our own live client as a source of research. The entity had to represent a social cause or public service issue as a sole focus as opposed to a company like Tom’s which donates a portion of their proceeds or products to a cause.
I worked on this project with my classmate and friend, Alecx Stasko. We both really connected with this foundation, especially after meeting with Stacy, the co-founder of Free to Smile Foundation. After interviewing Stacy we got to the heart and core of the foundation, which is to share a smile. Whether that be in our own Columbus city or out of the country, we need to remember to help others that are less fortunate. By going off of this concept of "sharing a smile" everyone can share a smile and everyone can contribute to helping others in need. Alecx updated the logo and I created a mascot for Free to Smile. I envision this mascot to encourage children to help others that are less fortunate by donating and volunteering at a young age.
In this project I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to make a informative, short animated video. I found it to be very challenging but also really fun and rewarding in the end. Other than the video I did the print aspect of the deliverables while my partner did the digital/web.
My personal photography that I've done over the years. A couple have been for school projects and some are just for fun.
When I was in the 8th grade I received my fathers Minolta. I taught myself how to use it and came to love it. I continue to shoot but mostly as a hobby. I still don't know how to develop color film in a darkroom but I hope to someday.
These are mostly watercolors I enjoy creating in my spare time. Others are mixed media I created in my two year college at SAA.
For my last semester at CCAD I really wanted to take classes that I've always wanted to take, but never had the time. Silk screen printing was one of those classes. Learning a new medium that was so time consuming was hard but I'm so glad I got to take the class before graduating. Some of the work I made in that class is shown here.