Watercolor + Typography

I am getting really close to graduating with my bachelors in graphic design, which means I’m getting really close to my PORTFOLIO SHOW! I’m pretty pumped about it, and I have some cool ideas about how I will display my work.

I decided that am going to order some car air fresheners (you know the kind that hang from the rear-view mirror) with my branding and contact info on them to give out at my show. Today I finished the design that will go on the back of the air fresheners. I did a little watercolor painting of some flowers and then did some hand-drawn type on top of it in Photoshop. Here is the result!

Watercolor underpainting Finished watercolor Flowers with type

Digital Compositing


This was a project in my Advanced Digital Imaging class. It was basically an exercise in combining different digital imagery into a cohesive scene. I manipulated two photographs (taken by me), created two vector objects in Illustrator, painted the background in Photoshop, and added lighting and blur effects also in Photoshop. Below are the original unedited photographs.

My concept for the scene was to show the importance of having an inspiring work area and having the right tools to create what is in your mind. So, I have my work area shown with various objects on the desk, including my phone which would have a tiny town emerging from it. Then wanted to add a mystical feel by placing the strange-looking objects (which are the two vector items). To further enhance the mystical mood, I added the colorized lighting and put the focus on the tiny town by using blurs.

Desk picture Austria Picture