Menu Design


My very talented student of the week
Professor Victoria Martin student work

Menu Slide 1

On clip board for easy change out

Menu Slide 2

Clear Simple Options for fast food

Table Tents

For tables or counter

Flyer or Advertisement

Take away option. Menu on back.

Yesterday was critique day in Publication Design. The students were required to create a menu, table tent/drink menu and other marketing pieces using Adobe Indesign (for the layout).

The very talented Roshina created this piece for a local food truck. She pulled images from TMI’s Instagram feed and did major clean up in Photoshop.

One of the best things about teaching is watching a student build on their skills. Roshina, you amaze me. When I look back at where you were way back in Photoshop 1 and to look at your portfolio now and see the growth as a designer. Wow. Keep up the good work and congratulations on your new job working for Palm Beach County as a graphic designer. You are going places kiddo, keep doing what you’re doing.

Photoshop Mash Up

Beginning Photoshop

Student work: Play on words or Metamorphasis

Intro to Photoshop is off to a good start.  We have our first project under our belts so I thought that I would share a few examples of the “Play on Words” or “Metamorphosis” assignment.

As you can see, each image tells its own unique visual story. It always amazes me how one project topic can deliver such different final results. Allow me to say well done to Laura, Noor, Yozelin, and America. I look forward to seeing what you accomplish during the semester.

May I say, just wait until you see what they are working on for assignment 2. It’s going to be really tough picking favorites.

Internship at Disney

The number of students who dream of working for Disney is enormous. Sit down and watch one of their movies or walk around one of their parks and you’ll soon understand why. But where does one start?

You start by visiting the links in this post.  I challenge you to do something proactive for your future goals and apply to become a paid intern at the happiest place on earth. Let’s face it, they don’t know who you are and it’s up to you to make an introduction at some point in time. Why not now?


If you are one of my students I just blasted your email with this information. If you’re not a current student apply anyhow. The worst they can say is no.

Imagine for a moment how your life could change if your portfolio gets into the hands of the right people. Your little toes might be in the door and one step closer to your dream job. Or in this instance your Yellow Shoes  might be a more appropriate statement. Best of luck and be sure that you let me know how it goes!

Keeping A Sketchbook

Student Sketchbook

Art student Vivian

Every great project starts with a concept. Keeping a sketchbook helps with developing ideas whether you are a graphic designer or a fine artist. These random sketchbook pages belong to Vivian. Do you know that I still have my sketchbooks from undergraduate study (20+ years ago), all of the way to today? The pages in each book are akin to a time capsule and can be a great resource.

Every once in awhile I will pull the basket full of books off the shelf and go through the pages in each one. There are kernels of ideas that I sometimes use today. It’s as if I am looking at the ideas of another person because the concepts are  now so far removed from my reality today.

Don’t worry if you think you don’t draw well, because we all know that practice makes perfect. And sketchbooks are for hatching ideas, not perfection.