I have learned a lot throughout this whole semester in this class and it’s the class that I enjoyed the most because I had the freedom to create whatever style of design I wanted! I find it helpful that we get to design / create whatever we wished without any restrictions! The part that I find most helpful is to find out my target audience and focus on getting my message across through graphics and the mood of my illustrations! This module was overall a very enjoyable experience!
Sweet Petula Handmade Soaps
Folk art inspired
Designed by Nina Jarema
Art by Sanna Annukka
Although I was quite certain with the main theme of my final project, that is… yes, Christmas again! I wasn’t quite sure of what kind of style i wanted it to be. Should it be catered for kids for a kid’s Christmas party? A tropical Christmas? or a celebration for the office? Hence i went to further research on the kind of mood that I wanted to create.
I wanted to show how people in different countries across asia celebrate Christmas. Without snow, reindeer, snowman etc…. I thought that it would be unique and interesting to see how although there are different people across the world with different cultures, they still celebrate the same day in their own ways.
This idea is somewhat similar to the previous idea but with a more humorous approach to it. This is how people in tropical countries celebrate Christmas-by the beach. I thought that it would be fun to give a twist to the usual Christmas scene by bringing Christmas to the beach! Cause why not? 🙂
Using the usual elements of Christmas but maybe experiment with different styles??? (refer to previous mood board)
Final choice: Idea 3
I figured that if I were to choose the first two ideas, it would be hard to make it look as clean and elegant as i would like my theme to look. So I chose idea 3 at last!
Rough Sketches & Ideation
Picture to be mirrored on the other side.
Things to take into consideration :
-Spacing between objects
-Objects not overpowering the deer and typography
Trying out different curves at midpoint of joint
However, after many attempts of experimenting we feel that the joints look out of place when we look at it from a closer distance even though if it is looked from a distance it seems whole.