Archive for April, 2019

Walk the Moon Posters

For this design in the wild, I took a picture of the advertisements displayed in Talley student union for the Walk the Moon concert. The graphics caught my eye with the vibrant and complementary colors, however, I managed to get lost in the actual content of the posters. I feel as though the consistent line…

Liz Ogbu on Social Impact Design

In Liz Ogbu’s presentation, she talks about her experience being an architect. She explains that her job description does not neatly fall into a category. She instead explains that she would instead call herself an expert citizen, story-teller and a translator. When Ogbu talks about how she is an expert citizen she explains that an…

Wild Design: Riverrun International Film Festival

For the past four years, I have volunteered with the Riverrun International Film Festival held in Winston-Salem. Every year, the festival has a different and fresh graphic identity. During the entire duration of my volunteering experience, Elephant in the Room has been the studio that provided the graphic branding. I quickly grew to excitedly anticipate…

Murals and Their Multifold Identities

While the presence of, and passion for street murals can be seen in locations all over the world, it is certainly establishing itself as a substantial part of the city of Raleigh’s identity. So much so that it is not only widely accepted, but is now encouraged within local businesses to partner with artists to…

Thoughts on PoGo

In 2016, Pokémon Go took the world by storm. At the time, it was commonplace to find your neighbors, peers, and passerby congregated around areas of interest, staring intensely at their phones to catch Pokémon. If a rare Pokémon showed up, swarms of people would rush to the location, and a furious wave of rapid…

The Life of Pablo Album Cover

I spend a great deal of my time parsing through various music streaming services finding new artists and music to listen to. One of my favorite artists to refer back to is none other than that of Kanye West. In this particular post, I will be dissecting The Life of Pablo’s album cover. This particular…

Design In the Wild-Maymester Poster

I choose this poster about the CHASS Summer Maymester program at NC State for my Wild Design Post this month.  I found it on campus, hanging up inside my dorm building in the hallway near my room. The actual poster is hanging up all around campus, in buildings and hallways where students can see it…

Seach The World For Cure Design

This is a t-shirt I got from my high school when we did a series of fund-raising events. This is our tradition to do this every year and all the money we raised will be donated to the Four Diamond which would help kids with cancer. The theme for that year was to search the…

Smartly Branding in Target

In the fall of last year, Target released their new exclusive brand called “Smartly.” The brand is comprised of personal care and home essential products, all cohesively tied together by consistent minimal packaging. The simple packaging and pastel colors are what immediately caught my attention. Seeing home appliances like laundry detergent and cleaning wipes have…

Airbnb: Design Language System

For the past few years, I have used Airbnb to rent unique homes and spaces for trips around the country, and even internationally. Airbnb is a global online marketplace and hospitality service. Its’ members can use the service to book or offer lodging or tourism experiences. With 150 million users, 640,000 hosts, and four million listings…

Liz Ogbu on Social Impact Design

Liz Ogbu is an architect who focuses on positively impacting people’s lives with design.  Rather than just “designing buildings”, her work centers around finding challenged minority groups with a need, and designing structures or products to help make their lives easier as well as spread social change around the world.  Her company, Studio O, works…

Connecting- Trends in UI, Interaction, & Experience Design

I believe history books in the future will look back at the last 30 years and the upcoming decades as a turning point for human societies. This is because our technology, networks, and relationships are evolving quicker now than they ever have. This is both scary and exciting. To make our future more exciting, interaction…

Design in the Wild (VA)

This past weekend, I drove to Farmville, VA to visit my boyfriend who goes to Hampden-Sydney. We drove “downtown” to the most lively part of the town, ate some breakfast and then walked around for a bit, attempting to go shopping, though there were really only furniture stores around. Outside of the little diner that…

Design-In-Wild

I grew up in Guatemala, however, when I was a teen, my family and I moved to Toronto and it is where I completed my high school degree. Toronto is known as a city which includes a multitude of cultures and is inclusive to everyone. The city includes different pockets of cultures, this can be…