Senior Design Show
Root to Route
Root to Route focuses on our journey through college by depicting our successes, failures, and the opportunities we sought out — both as individuals and collaborators. Root to Route is broken down by semester — highlighting key events that occured during that period through writing and photography. All of the events are connected and displayed in chronological order visually creating a chronological timeline.
Reflections is an editorial piece that we created to fully explain and showcase the journey that we went on over the past 4 years. We each answered questions regarding where we came from and how we got to Ball State (our roots) as well as our future plans and hopes after post-grad (our routes). We rounded out the editorial by added photos and typography that were more playful and supported our answers. Digital lines were included on top of the photography to emphasize specific characteristics of each other and to incorporate the brand we established for the show.
I AM ___
I AM ___ was a coded to represent how we are both similar but very different as individuals. Each of us chose adjectives that correlated with a topic or theme and it was interesting to realize that although we are often compared to one another as being similar we are actually very unique and are have are own separate likes and dislike. After the piece was coded we both thought, “I guess opposites really do attract”
Destinations was a series of mosaic tile designs of places that each of us have visited over the past 4 years. Traveling is such an enriching experience that has taught us more about cultures, people, and we can be exposed to a variety of art. We were inspired by Nick Misani, a freelance designer in NYC, famous for his historic digital recreation of mosaic tiles, in his series Fauxsaics.
Throughout the past 4 years as designers, we have both created multiple style guides for clients, studio projects, and even for our own personal brand. We wanted to challenge ourselves to design a style guide for each other because we are so often thought of as the same although we each have our own unique design aesthetic. We each designed a style guide for the other— complete with icons, color palette, typography, visual aesthetic, and a write-up on our visual style and how we see the other as a designer.
Past and Present