Typographic Posters

Professor Victoria Martin's student work

This work was created by beginning design students Sara and Kylin. The students were encouraged to explore classic typefaces as they researched the type designer. I enjoy the playfulness of both designs. They were featured in the graphic design student show on Lake Worth Campus. Great job ladies!

Professor Victoria Martin's student work

Digital Painting by Crystal M

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Today I would like to share a work of art created by the incredibly talented Crystal M. Believe it or not, this painting was Crystal’s first attempt at painting, and I would like to tell her that it shouldn’t be her last. Pablo Picasso and Cubism inspired Crystal’s portrait of the artist Frida Kahlo.
The blending of two separate faces, the colors, and composition all make this an incredibly well-executed work of art.

If you like art and painting, and even if you think you’d be no good at it, you should consider registering for one of my Photoshop classes.

Concept is King

Professor of Graphic Design and Art. Victoria Martin's student work

Concepts are probably the most crucial part of creating a successful work of art. Today I would like to feature an illustration created by Jessica. I asked the students to research Shepard Fairey and create a piece inspired by his style. Jessica drew an incredible sketch and digitized it, employing a monochromatic color scheme. It’s important to remind students that computers are just a tool. Without strong concepts, you may struggle with creating designs. So, next time you have a project due, take out your sketchbook and get to work.

Typography: Grid

student work of Professor Victoria Martin
Professor Victoria Martin Palm Beach State College, graphic design student work

Today I would like to share work from my Typography class. The assignment was to create a double-page spread based on the grid. Above you will see images created by Lorena. Fantastic job of intertwining type and graphic. The limited palette keeps things from being over complicated. And Lorena knows that mock-ups of your projects can make clients feel they are real-world assignments.


Below are examples created by Stacy. The composition with red text has a fantastic hierarchy. The deep red verbiage pops out while the lower opacity red image takes a back seat, and I enjoy how she rotated the word arts. The blue version uses color efficiently. Text and image play in harmony on the page.

Professor Victoria Martin student work
Professor Victoria Martin's student work