2023 Graphic Design Senior PORTFOLIO Exhibition
Chroma, is an exhibition of senior digital media design and graphic design majors’ works. The exhibition features works that visually and creatively communicate through print and web design.
The 2023 DMD seniors are John Tarolla, Skylar Sakonyi, Oliver Savel, Matthew Morales, Jackie Kasai, Jaden Trivisonno, Brandon Hrnja, Lexi Prokopius, Courtney Carruthers, Lucy Cummins, and Sandra Maciak.
Chroma is a quality of color combining hue and saturation. In art, color is a powerful tool for emotional communication and emphasis, something our DMD graphic design seniors know plenty about. Chroma symbolizes the seniors’ colorful future as they transform from students to professional designers. The senior show will showcase how they brought their creative vision to life through their graphic design work during their time at Baldwin Wallace University.
Please visit: https://www.bw.edu/about/campus/art-gallery/ for more information.
January 23, 2023–February 10, 2023
Reception: February 10, 2023, 5 pm–8 pm
DMD Graphic Design
The Digital Media & Design is an Interdisciplinary Program at Baldwin Wallace University that develops the technical skills and creative vision needed for this dynamic career field.
Art and design make mundane, everyday life more beautiful and creative. In a world without designers, there would be less creativity. As a highly-skilled, hardworking graphic designer specializing in visual communication, branding, package, print, and website design, I add another unique perspective to the world. Working from concept to completion, my creative process facilitates meaningful designs. Time management and detail-orientated skills complete designs and projects, working through multiple variations to achieve the results for the client’s needs.
It often helps to have a different perspective to overcome challenges. Despite my focus on branding, design, layout, and illustration in the graphic design field, I look towards pop culture for inspiration, such as video game design elements or animated shows. Personality is a key aspect that I notice within those visual mediums’ technical and visual facets. Building a personality takes work. It takes a ton of research and sketching ideas to understand how to make it all cohesive. By understanding how franchises master this critical aspect, the more I can make brands stand out from the crowd.
Design means solving problems. Listening, empathizing, and acting on information make it possible to develop solutions to complex problems. A big part of my design style is translating unorganized elements into creative order, striving to remove chaos, and adding thoughtful beauty to the world. My inspiration comes from human nature and our perception of the world, which results in considering different perspectives. I explore the human mind and interlace user-centered designs that serve the purpose and look beautiful.
While simplicity and minimalism are dominant in my art, I am attracted to contrasting forms and styles to create aesthetically pleasing, exciting pieces. My work includes representational and abstract type treatment that pairs bold letters and delicate script.
My creative process starts with thoroughly exploring in-depth, conceptualizing, and pushing ideas until they and visually successful in delivering both functional and compelling pieces. By researching, sketching, and iterating my work, I can simplify the outcomes and achieve visual harmony that is engaging and satisfying.
Design has taught me to think outside of the box; some of the solutions I end up with are a result of exploring ideas outside of my comfort zone, which help me grow as an artist and a person. Being a designer is more than a career but a way of living and perceiving reality. It is all about constantly evolving as a designer to fulfill my highest creative potential while working on projects that make a difference.
A journey in art is unending; you will never know all there is to see and discover out there. For those who choose art, it is not a career or a hobby, but a passion, a way of life. When I take a moment to look around me, my mind starts to think about all the art that surrounds me. The art surrounding me has inspired me to become the graphic designer I am today. I have experience designing brochures, infographics, poster designs, logotypes, brand identities, websites, and so much more. While the art world is always changing, I have noticed throughout my design years that my art style is also changing. In the future, I am excited to see how my designs continue to grow through the unending journey of art.
JADEN TRIVISONNOWho is Jade? The answer lies in the creations themselves. Some of my earliest memories involve drawing and coloring pictures as a small child, so it feels natural that everything would come full circle as I pursue art and design later in life. Much of my design inspiration comes from UI and web design, especially from design philosophies such as Google’s Material Design. Blocks of bold and bright colors, distinguishable boundaries, and geometric and easily recognizable forms are important to my design work. I take pride in my ability to produce work that not only meets the client’s needs but does so in a way that is uniquely my own.
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