Character Design Illustrations

Book illustration by Anabel, for Professor Victoria Martin's Publication Design Course

The illustration above was created by Anabel for my Photoshop 1 class, Fall 23. The assignment involves students creating a character  design. This is Anabel’s portfolio cover page for the asisgnment. I blurred her last name for privacy concerns. The students illustrate a book cover and accompanying movie artwork. She’s incredibly talented and inspiring to all of those around her. As well as being a really nice person.

Anabel's book jacket and merch for Character design assignment for Professor Victoria Martin

Kayla’s menu design

student menu design for Professor Victoria Martin Publication Design, Palm Beach State, Lake Worth Campus

This post features Graphic Design student Kayla’s menu designs. The piece was made while she was registered for my Publication Design 1 course at Palm Beach State, Lake Worth Campus. Students are asked to find a restaurant that needs a branding upgrade. The images of food were taken from the restaurant’s Instagram and for the drink, we added the logo in Photoshop. Great job Kayla, I am sure there will be many more clients in your future.

Lifeguard Stand by Ivy

student work professor victoria Martin

I just realized how long it had been since my last post.

I wanted to share this piece by the very talented Ivy. This assignment was to create a South Florida lifeguard stand. It’s one of my favorite student pieces from Fall 23 term. It was created using Photoshop and Illustrator.

Below is her submission for the sketchbook project. Traditional sketch alongside the digital final. Thanks for being such a joy to instruct, and such an inspiration to teach.

Concert Event Postcard

As I have mentioned before, I truly believe in helping others. Every fall the music dept at Palm Beach State has a fall concert with a special guest star. This semester our featured performer is John Fedchock, trombonist.

The image above was created by Thelma. Great use of type and geometry behind the performer. The  use of fall colors and typeface feels classical and speaks of jazz clubs in NYC. Below is a card designed by Roshina. I really like the hierarchy of her type, use of color and how that triangle shape with his name follows his eye line.

The piece above was created by Kacy, I really like how she used abstracted lines to lead the eye. The colors are unexpected. And I really enjoy how the word concert melds into the green background. The piece below was created by Samien,  he took a photograph that wasn’t the best and gave it a duotone effect. Nice use of color and balance. Actually these last two pieces were chosen by the music dept. for the final designs. These designs will be sent out to thousands via email and printed pieces. A great feather in the cap fo your resume. Well done Kacy and Samien, and the rest of the crew.