My Front Cover Design. WHY...
Feathers- I am a feather collector, there is not a feather I see that I can't resist adding to my feather bouquets.
Diamond- I am a collector of diamond shaped things in jewelry & home decor.
Purple & silver pearl - Well my hair is silver with purple streaks SO...
I LOVE MY CONTENT PAGE, teasy little bits of color & pizazz to draw the viewer in! I played around with assorted ideas for thumbnails & decided on emphasizing the thick stroke on the A of my J.A.Why are feathers the basis to my brand? Feathers signifies the spiritual connection to divinity. Feathers are known as symbols of trust, strength, wisdom & power protection, a symbol of flight & freedom in a physical, mental, emotional & spiritual sense. Feathers are seen as graceful & beautiful, with their gentle curve, interesting shapes & unique patterns,
all making them a suitable design element.
In history, quills have been a symbol of communication as they were the most sophisticated writing and drawing instruments prior to the invention of the dip pen. I have 2 feathers, each representing the most important creative parts of me, fine art & now graphic design. The connecting (diamond) of these 2 creative parts gives birth to a new exciting level of creativity for me.The diamond motif is the foundational geometric symbol of creation. This symbol is indicative of the transformative journey our souls make while we are achieving higher understanding. The 4 sided shape plays a major role in alchemy. Alchemy is defined as any seemingly magical process of transforming or combining elements into something new.
The Project - Jill Alexander Art Studio Calendar.
I took my artwork into Photoshop, then made magic in Illustrator then brought it into InDesign for the layout.
Calendar continued - My original Zinnia painting is smaller than I usually work but BIG with attitude. In Photoshop I isolated flowers to work with them individually to create a whole new digital artwork.
The Project - Create a magazine cover with on the topic of BLUE, whatever that meant to me. On Pixabay I collected blue images that excited me, then in Photoshop I took the parts I wanted to use, took it into Illustrator, completing the layout in InDesign.
The Project - Create a DVD cover for a fictional movie. Using Pixabay, I collected images that appealed to me, then looked at each to decide what my movie was about.
Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.
The Project - Create a magazine cover, content spread & interior spread. Naturally my magazine would be all about MOI & work with my photos! Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.
The Project - Make a movie poster, I convinced my instructor that instead of the topics to choose from, I would make a poster on my fave topic, grand-daughter Artist Livi & our love of "Flingos". ***Now I have another fave topic grandson Brayden!*** Photoshop/Illustrator.
The Project - Create a greeting card. I loved the photo of Livi in her black/white dress with the fluffy teal purple hair pom pom. On Pixabay I found teal purple smoke that I removed from it's background, then with Photoshop/Illustrator magic, poof a greeting card!
The Project - Using Illustrator create an illustration of a building, I chose my castle in Castleford. For a surprise, my instructor first saw the upper left image with all the windows lit up. Then I had her click in the layers panel & VOILA, there I am painting in my studio!
The Project - Create a coffee table book. With a list of required details to be included this is my result book consisting of many pages. Illustrator with layout in InDesign.
The Project - Create an 8 page promotional booklet. Perfect time to do a 16 page booklet on Jill Alexander Studio. Why do 8 when I can do 16! Photoshop/Illustrator.
J.A. Studio booklet continued. A spread on the right shows my book in a mock up. On the left are animals included in my book that I now isolated in Photoshop to use as individual elements in my portfolio.
The Project - Tri-fold Brochure created for son and daughter-in-law side passion of Little Pig Town BBQ.
Photoshop, Illustrator, then InDesign for layout.
The Project - Tri-fold Brochure to promote a fictional children's tv show. In addition to the brochure was the creation of the entire brand - concept, logo, color palette, brand manual. Final layout in InDesign.
My Own Project - using a photo of me painting, I colorized it adding "attitude". then I removed the background. I took many of my floral paintings & using only bits & pieces of each painting to come up with this Floral Fantasy #1, then put the composite image into the mock-up on the right.
My Own Project - Same process as Floral Fantasy #1, this is #2.
The back cover to my portfolio.
This is my start to all things digitally creative going forward.