One of the three classes that we take in our final semester in the Georgia State Graphic Design BFA program is Senior Portfolio. In this class (taught by Stan Anderson) we focus on creating pieces that will bolster our portfolio and make it stand out among the crowd of people applying for jobs. We also have the opportunity to create our stationary set and build out our résumés and learn the a lot of tips and tricks for interviewing and the ever-looming job search. Here is a sampling of the work I was able to create in this class.
Promax BDA - My Story Challenge
One of the projects we had to put together was one in which we were challenged to create a piece that expressed our own personal voice. Or in other words, do whatever we have always wanted to do. I chose put together a publication called Constant which consists of 8 interviews with people from all walks of life. These interviews are pointed directly at the daily routine and the uniqueness found in each individual's day. It was such a fun project and I am incredibly passionate about merging real human stories with my design, so this nicely summed fit the "Personal Voice" brief.
Our final project was to build a postcard set that depicted the Seven Deadly Sins. I chose to take an illustrative approach and create drop-caps that embodied each of the seven deadly sins: greed, gluttony, wrath, sloth, lust, envy and pride.
Overall I am happy with the work I have produced this semester and in this class. I had the chance to step outside my usual tropes and create work that speaks a lot about myself and what I enjoy doing. I am especially looking forward to continuing to move forward with the Constant Magazine and begin learning the stories of more people. Stay tuned for more to come from that!