LADAN BAHMANI

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Graphic Design I, Sep 2014–May 2016

Course instructor: Ladan Bahmani | projects are designed by professor Kelly Salchow MacArthur

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Line study > Colleen Mcclelland

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Curve study > Kaitlyn Heriford

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Line study: creating a harmonious composition using black and white progressive and repetative lines; geometric accuracy versus optical accuracy.
Curve study: creating a harmonious composition using repetative and progressive curves.

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shape study (negative shape) > Kaitlyn Heriford

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Shape study (positive shape) > Moira Salman

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Shape study (using concave + convex curves) > Moira Salman

Shape study: creating abstract shapes using concave and convex curves.

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Color study 1 > Colleen Mcclelland

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Color study 1 > Jessica Rose

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Color study 1 > Kaitlyn Heriford

Color study 1: relative temperature change
Color study 2: hard edge versus soft edge
Color study 3: spatial illusion using transparency and translucency

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Cube study > Moira Salman #1

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Cube study > Moira Salman #2

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Cube study > Sarah Kolis

Cube study: creating a harmonious composition using curve or shape study; working with six surfaces and finding relationship between within each surface as well as with the other surfaces.

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Animal icon design > Kelly Doctor (thumbnails)

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Animal icon design > Kelly Doctor (refinement)

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Animal icon design > Kelly Doctor (final)

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Animal icon design > Kaitlin Janzen

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Animal icon design > Kaitlin Janzen

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Animal icon: creating a unique animal icon. (exploring different approaches: geometric/organic, realistic/abstract)

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Icon design > Kaitlyn Heriford

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Icon + environment > Kaitlyn Heriford

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Icon + environment > Moira Salman

Icon + environment: placing the icon in a context for further meaning; using analog or digital approaches to create the environment

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Typography I, Sep 2016–Dec 2016

Course instructor: Ladan Bahmani | projects are designed by professor Kelly Salchow MacArthur

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Typeface design > Eric Martin

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Typeface design > Amanda Schmidt

Typeface Design: creating a new typeface (lowercase, uppercase, and numerals)

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Ligature: sketches > Amanda Schmidt

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Ligature > Amanda Schmidt

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Ligature: sketches > Moira Salman

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Ligature > Moira Salman

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Ligature: using the designed typeface to create ligature (combining and connecting characters)

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Expressive word > Moira Salman

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Expressive word > Chris Brown

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Expressive word > Amanda Schmidt

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Expressive word > Eric Martin

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Expressive word > Phoenix Kincaid

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Expressive word: using the letters of the word to allow the form to express the meaning (syntactic + semantic qualities)

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Wordmark > Moira Salman

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Wordmark > Ge Ren

Wordmark: combining the word and an expressive shape to create meaning.

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Grid variation > Moira Salman

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Grid variation > Moira Salman

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Grid variation > Moira Salman

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Grid variation > Moira Salman

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Grid variation: using various grids (concenteric circles, on angle, intersection, vertical) to organize content and create hierarchy.

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Poster: integrating type and image > Moira Salman

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Poster: integrating type and image > Amanda Schmidt

Poster: integrating type and image: using 4 different methods of integrating type and image to create a poster (seperation, fusion, fragmentation, inversion)
Based on Type, Image, Message: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop , Book by Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell

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