Stop. Breathe. Explore.
Task: Create a survival guide for an upcoming USM Graphic Design Student as though we were to go back in time and give it to our former self.
Process: After surveying fellow graphic design students for what tips they wish they would have been given, I researched layouts, bindings, materials, and general aesthetics to build my thematic guide. With my information gathered, I built myself templet spreads which then allowed me to insert my information quickly and figure out what images I wanted to use. Some of the images were shot specifically for the survival guide while others were pulled from my archives of photographs I have taken myself.
Outcome: One cool kit including a guide, sketchbook, package, and some supplies to get the student started on the right foot. Not to mention a planner within the guide to keep them on task and some tips that will take them well into their career as a graphic designer.
And yes, those books are hand bound and I designed and built the box myself.