For my final grad show, I decided to showcase my personal branding, portfolio, "you books," and photography installation of a personal photography explorations. Here I have installed a 9 panel compilation of images. Theses images are taken by me and of me creating; like a self portrait. As a designer I have noticed that there is a lack of understanding of what a designer is. Mostly people believe that a designer is simply someone who sits behind a computer giving it commands as it does the "real work." Each image is a macro shot of me creating objects with my hands across many different media. These images express all that we designers are capable of with our hands and our minds. I believe that we as designers are more. Nerds, artists, thinkers, creators, fabricators, advocates, system lovers, community builders, and connection makers.
As a farewell to my fellow classmates and instructors, I asked for my peers to take card with my information to keep in contact, and in return they could leave me a message in their own creative way. Those messages left behind for me, I hold dear to my heart.
These portraits tell the story of the individual. The model Jintanant Jintaseweng is a friend I have gotten to know well. Originally from Thailand, Jin has a very unique perspective and opinion. As a witness to her progressive development here in America I was inspired to tell her the story of her growth and the blossoming of her personality and creative capabilities as she adapts to living in a new, very different home.
A Single Parenting Support Campaign Concept
With a personal interest in the topic I developed a single parenting support campaign called Pillars. I Composed a thesis around developing a familial support system that would provide the essentials of what is needed by single parents, orphaned young adults, and many others, by establishing a strong framework of tangible support, social support, emotional support and network support. To deploy this message, constructed a brand and a system of events in ten cities, made posters promoting the event, and a website that would act as a hub for this social movement. Each year, ten new cities would become apart of the Pillars community strengthening the bonds between people nationwide.