Feb
11

Typography Throwback

So I was just going through my harddrive and I found some typography work I did while I was doing my design degree at Emily Carr University. Thought I should share it. :)

The thing about school work is, you get to try new things. It may be things that you would not do again. It could be things you never thought about doing but turned out alright. Or, things that you thought you liked at the beginning, but the outcome did not turn out to be what you want in the end. There is no right or wrong, really. It’s learning. It’s process.

And, you don’t have clients to please.

Untitled -  Type Video
This video was done for my Creative Process class in my first year (circa 2008!). This is strictly for academic purposes only, absolutely no (music) copyright infringement intended. It’s not the best, since I don’t really have much experience with video and I was short on time. But school is about taking risks and experimenting with all sorts of media.

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Green Eggs – Type Poster
A experimental type poster from one of my Typography classes based on Dr Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. It was one of my favourite books as a child. Though, the main reason I chose Green Eggs and Ham was that there are only 50 different words in the entire book, and of the fifty, 49 have only one syllable. The one exception is “anywhere”. Pretty cool, huh?

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Into Dust – Type Poster
An expressive type poster from another Typography class, the subject had to be a song, and I chose Mazzy Star’s Into Dust. The task was to present and interpret the lyrics of the song by combining the expressiveness and clarity using only 2 typefaces. The theme I wanted to express was the progression and uncertainty of psychedlic rock in the 1980′s. Along with the song, I intended to give the words depth and dimension, communicating the feeling of floating and fading into the unknown. Try moving further away from the screen and viewing. Hopefully, I was able to achieve that.

 

Apr
26

Who doesn’t love coffee?

Realized I haven’t posted on this blog since new years, just been so busy (but honestly, I’m just lazy to blog.. haha). Was going through my “archives” recently, and found a project I did for school in my 3rd year at Emily Carr University. Just a simple experimental infographic on coffee. Everyone who knows me, knows I love coffee, but it’s always nice to find a project I did years ago and still (kinda) love it.

coffee_sm

I only did it this for presentations at school, so I didn’t bother “browser debugging”, so if you’re using a browser that’s not Firefox or Chrome/Safari, I can’t guarantee that it’ll work (ok fine, below is also a video of what it looks just in case) ;)

Jun
14

New Business Cards!

Finally got the some new cards printed. It’s printed with spot uv on a matte laminate cardstock, so the uv parts shine at different angles in the light. Kept the design simple and minimalistic, just like how Iike my stuff. What do you guys think? :)

Jan
13

Happy 2012!

Hi guys! Hope you’ve all enjoyed your holidays. Been a crazy 2011, lots of projects for both work and school. But compared to the previous years, I’ve really focussed alot of time into my final year of design school. (Afterall it is the last year and better make the best out of it)  If you’ve been following me on twitter, you might’ve already noticed all the late night tweets (or I guess early morning, for some), but yay for #604insomnia!

Anyway, I will (eventually) put up some of the work I’ve done last semester, but it’s just been a busy start to the new year, and thanks to the flu/cold bug going around, I was forced to slow down and take it easy. Been sick since new years and it appears that I’m still sick. Being sick is definitely not my ideal kind of start this year but as somewhat of an optimist, not going to let some stupid bug bring me down. Lots of new projects ahead this year, really excited!

Oh, and below is just a little sneak peek of one of my projects I did for type class. Will update my portfolio section soon, promise. :)

Happy Friday!

Jul
14

Summer! (and I’m still busy…)

I wish I had more time to blog, but there’s just not enough hours in a day.. and one’s gotta sleep some time. Alright..so what have I been busy with? Everything! But mostly design, WordPress, and even Drupal. No time to update everyone with everything right now.. so I’ll just post a new logo I designed about a week ago since it’s my most recent logo design work.

Jessica Mezzadri Photograpy Logo

The logo was for a photographer who specializes in maternity/baby and wedding photography. Like the pregnant belly-like J? :)

Oh.. I will update my portfolio soon.. lots of stuff to put up.. but I haven’t found the time to get everything together.  So anyway.. hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Feb
8

Happy (Chinese) New Year

Happy (Chinese) New Year everyone! I have to apologize for not being able to update this blog as much as I would like. It’s been a busy start to 2008 and I finally found 10 min to blog a little bit.

I’ve lived in Canada all my life, but I have been celebrating chinese new year with my family. It’s probably not exactly the same way people would celebrate in HongKong and China, but I assume it’s close enough.

But the main reason I’m blogging is because my parents gave me some really cute “red pockets” or lucky money envelopes. Below are very beautifully designed Winnie the Pooh and Hello Kitty envelopes, definitely a thumbs up! The best part about them is it does not look like those traditional red pockets, and yet it serves the same purpose. The money stays intact, but it also looks so good that I don’t care if there was money inside or not.

Red Pocket

In addition to cute graphics for chinese new year, I’ve spotted Yahoo! and Google chinese new year themed logos. Very cute as well.

Yahoo!

Google

Anyway, I’m going to work on re-vamping my portfolio and website this weekend, as well as cleaning up my blog. So if all goes well, stay tuned for the site update! Until then, best of luck to everyone. :)

Oct
19

Free October Think Pink Desktop Wallpaper

Think Pink Desktop

October, as we all know is breast cancer awareness month, think pink. I know it’s mid October already, but I thought I would put this up anyway. I made this awhile ago, but I keep forgetting to put it up. This creation was actually inspired the strawberry graphics in the movie “Across the Universe”.

This is free for personal use, there are three sizes available below. Feel free to use this desktop background/wallpaper anywhere you would like, as long as you leave the copyright credits on it. If you would like to use the image commercially or for other purposes, all I ask is that you leave the copyright credits on it and let me know where it will be used and the purpose of it, that’s it. Enjoy!

Image sizes available:
800×600
1024×768
1280×800

Sep
25

BCIT Digital Arts Industry Grad Show

Fresh 2007

Fresh2007 is the BCIT Digital Arts Industry Grad Show.

The night will showcase the work of the 2007 graduates of the Design Essentials, Digital Animation and New Media Design and Web Development programs.

The Industry Night will be held at Radical Entertainment at 369 Terminal Ave, Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday, Oct 18, 2007 from 5-8 pm.

You are invited to join us for this unique event. The grad students are pleased to extend this invitation out to all Digital Arts professionals, and look forward to meeting with the forerunners of the Digital Arts Industry.

www.fresh2007.ca

Come check us out!