Julie

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein

Lyrics & Type poster

The design inspirations which served as most important, influencing my design choices are the ones in black and white. These two tones make a striking contrast (background & letters): even though the choices of fonts are rather simple, they create an orderly and clean design sensation. Therefore, this also explains my choice of color use: black for background, white for illustration and red for the lyrics themselves in order to catch the eyes of the viewers.

Inspirational ideas padlet link: https://isbeijing.padlet.org/juliewang1/hr9x3wxj7hlt2ty2

While brainstorming and selecting song lyrics, I took into account Intentions by Justin Bieber, This City by Sam Fischer, and My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion.

After consideration, I chose My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion since the two other songs have an ambiguous genre: they’re rather part of popular songs. My Heart Will Go On represents a distinctive song genre (classical). I chose to use calligraphy since it helps insist on the song genre once again. Simple fonts such as Helvetica would rather represent modern themes/ genres.  Then, by using dafont.com, I chose one particular calligraphy template. By screenshotting the lyrics, I lettered them on the poster by importing the images into the procreate file.

Lastly, after finalizing the lyrics lettering, I chose to decorate the background by drawing the most famous scene of Titanic, since the song chosen is the theme song of the classic. However, by increasing the transparency of the drawing layer and using white for the tracing, the lyrics successfully appear to be the essential element and foreground of the representation.

After having received the feedback from a peer, I decided to use red for the font color to insist on the term of a classical song genre.

I think that my lyrics successfully communicate the style of the song by including legatures in the lyrics and keeping the x-height of the letters constant. The spines are equally used, creating eminent curves on the letters. These factors give a deeper impression on a calligraphy lettering, communicating at a maximum the style of the song. I manipulated the typography to communicate through changing the initial color of the font, red, to communicate the classic music style. The elements and priciples that are emphasized in my work are contrast, line, colour and hierarchy. These design elements/ principles help the communication and/or style of my poster since they convey the sense of classic & contrast through the use of classic colours (wine/ roses), provide a direct illustration the theme (element line), and the emphasis on the lyrics rather than the drawing (principle hierarchy).

Process evidence (pdf version below):

process evidence

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Educational EP Poster Design – procedure

  • What is the role of elements & principles in graphic design?

The role of elements & principles in graphic design is allowing potential designs creation through element/ principle combinations.

  • What is this design task all about?

This design task is about using a principle/ element in order to design a poster, yielding the most conspicuous effect of it. In other words, communicating the P/E as much as possible to facilitate its identification.

  • Why did you design your illustration this way?

I designed my illustration this way because the point of type in this project is being able to identify through a design the element (especially, by avoiding representing it through the use of a word/ words), the fact of insisting on the element “type”. I chose to only represent my poster using a single letter so that the viewer focuses on what’s behind it instead of putting their attention on a word’s meaning. The font choice was, for target, a font that can strongly represent type rather than handwritten/ drawing, which means a representation of observable computer typed patterns.

E_P A4_Poster final v.

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EP design inspiration

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X Design Persona Poster

Persona poster Julie Wang

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The style of my self-portrait explains who I am since I used realism, which can be shown through the brush strokes when drawing the hair or facial details (highlights). This technique shows that I want to represent myself as who I am, meaning that I accept and embrace totally my appearance.

When producing my poster using canva, I decided to use a high transparency brush color to create the beam of sunshine shining on my hair. Furthermore, a choice I made when designing my poster was when using canva, I attempted keeping and using the flowers from the template in my own poster by modifying the size and placement, which turned out to fit well with my drawing. I also decided to add an earring on the representation, which is something I would like to but don’t have yet.

I managed to make the portrait realistic, as mentioned above, so that I’m easy recognizable. What I would do differently next time is frequently adding layers throughout the drawing process, instead of all drawing it on one layer. This way, the modifications and erasing would be more practical and flexible.

X Design Persona Poster

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About me – as a designer

—>My inspiration:

  • What is graphic design?

In my opinion, graphic design is designing anything illustrative or altering the shapes and fonts on words so that they can be creative and unique (logo/ package/ icon), using digital means such as on iPads or computers. It differs from the traditional design since it allows people to photoshop effects that aren’t able to be drawn by hand. In other words, things that are only able to be produced through digital means.

 

—>Me as a designer:

  • What’s my most memorable experience designing (or creating) something? Why?

My most memorable experience designing or creating something was during my art class outside of school: I signed up for a clothing design course which was a week long program. Students were required to attend this class for half a day each day. We had teachers who worked in this particular field, who taught us a lot about it, and we created clothes on our own using professional designing tools. Back then, it provided an incentive for me to continue designing.

  • What would I like to get better at doing as a designer? (Eg. drawing, presenting, digital design, fabrication, photo editing, sharing, collaborating.. etc)

I would like to get better at designing more creatively and be able to do more than just reproducing or drawing but imitating what other people have designed.

  • What do you do already pretty well?

Precisely as I answered in the previous question, I am already able to reproduce other artist’s or designer’s artworks through drawing.

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