Magazine Cover and Double Page Spread

The work below was created in Photoshop 2, spring term by Rachele. She’s an all around threat being a gifted designer and photographer. Rachele created the cover art by setting up a photo shoot, using a Sony A6000 camera.

professor Victoria Martin student work

The images were then put into Photoshop where she did things such as; boosting color, contrast and adding a little blur. She kept the same subject matter for the interior ‘feature story’ photographing her model in sort of a “Mad Men” style.

The student then had to set their art using Indesign and layout their typography. It is my hope that Racelle actually submits her jaw dropping beautiful work  to Jute magazine. Well done once again, my dear.

professor Victoria Martin student work

Design Fundamentals: Apple Ads

These images are from my Design Fundamentals class. The assignment was to create ads for Apple or other computer/phone/tech company.

The first two images were created by Jinie an absolute natural when it comes to digital painting. She used a Wacom tablet and photoshop. Great type choices and composition. The use of a halftone pattern ads nice texture to the yellow image.

And the little cartoon images in the BT21 advertisement were also hand drawn by Jinie using Photoshop.

professor Victoria Martin student work
professor Victoria Martin student work
professor Victoria Martin student work

And the lovely beachy image above was created by Elia. She used a photo of friends at the beach and painted the surface  with a white brush in Photoshop.

And the image below was created by May.  I thought I would let you know that May was not going to show this piece for critique because she felt it wasn’t in her words “good enough”. Of course I disagreed and May begrudgingly included the Apple ad in her portfolio. The entire class chose it as one of their favorites. So, my message to you is if you do the work; show the work.  Ask trusted friends what they think about your designs. Sometimes the piece you feel isn’t the best may connect with others. Great job ladies.

professor Victoria Martin student work

Shout Out: Noor

professor Victoria Martin student work

Today I would like to introduce you to the lovely work of Noor. She is a Palm Beach State, Lake Worth Graphic Design student. She is currently enrolled in my Photoshop 1 course. The images that accompanying this post are from her character design assignment.

She first created a digital painting of her hero (the girl) and sidekick (the cat), and then she created a book jacket, movie poster, website and SWAG pieces. Obviously, I didn’t include everything but here is a nice sampling of some of her work.

 

professor Victoria Martin student work

As you look at her work, can you guess who her target audience was? (Hint:  If you said 70 year old men, wrong!)

It’s all about bubble gum pink, starry nights, magic and love. Noor’s use of color is probably the biggest connection to her target demographic. The typeface is on trend and feels like a page out of a young woman’s journal. Very well done Noor. It’s been a pleasure sharing Thursday mornings with such a talented and inspiring young designer.

professor Victoria Martin student work

As a professor I have to say it’s wonderful to watch my students evolve and grow. On day one they barely know their way around the program, and to see what you have accomplished  in a short few months is absolutely incredible.

Illustrations for Picture Book

book illustration student project

Today I would like to show you the illustrations created by Victoria G. a very talented student from my publication design class here at Palm Beach State College. For this project students had to pick a short story, illustrate and lay it out as a book. 

The typography on the cover has a wonderful feel very akin to Victorian cameos.

book illustration student project
book illustration student project

The silhouetted images and layers of grey almost give a feel of hand cut paper.  The book has  warmth, a weave of textures and layers that engage me and entice me to keep flipping through the pages.  Nicely done Victoria, keep up the good work.