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.

Student Feature: Dot

Professor Victoria Martin student work

Today I would like to feature Dot a graphic design student at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth. He created this work as part of his end of term portfolio. The students created a surreal world. Dot created an environment based on a favorite video game.
The image above is the montage he created for the assignment. Below he includes a sidebar to illustrate all of the components found in the composition.

graphic design student: Professor Victoria Martin

The bottom image shows how he mocked up a landing page, which included a thumbnail of his game artwork. Well done, Dot. As always, your layout and presentation are top-notch.

graphic design student: Professor Victoria Martin

Typography Portrait by Kethna & Alexis

typography portrait by Kethna

Today I want to salute two very talented designers/artists: Kethna and Alexis. These typographic portraits were created in ART1201C (Design Fundamentals). Students are required to treat text as a visual and open their imaginations to the possibilities of what typography can mean, rather than just words on a page.

Kethna created the above image. Using only type and effects, she was able to arrange and distort characters found on the keyboard into a likeness. The hairs are multiple parentheses, which she edited and changed using Adobe Illustrator.

Alexis created the image below. His portrait incorporated many words demonstrating multiple perspectives, which gives the feeling of depth on a two-dimensional plane.

Excellent job. Only a few weeks ago, you had never used Adobe Illustrator but look at you now. Brilliant!

 

typography portrait by Alexis