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andy hilts fIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO gRAPHIC dESIGN fall 2017 professor fernando magallanes


CONTENTS


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MI: pAPER WEARABLES

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M2: CARDBOARD STRUCTURES

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M3: iLLUMINATION

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CUBE EXPLORATIONS


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Module I

Paper Wearables


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Paper WearAbles 6

In this project we were tasked with creating a wearable structure that examined the ideas of gravity, light and movement.


movement research I focused primarily on the movement of breathing and how the body expands and contracts as one inhales and exhales. While my research focused mostly on the anatomy, I also looked to architecture as an inspiration. These ideas motivated my research and overall design process for this project.

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Explorations Through explorations involving movement of the human body, I came to the consensus that I wanted to focus on the motion of breathing.


I looked into many different ways of communicating the idea of breathing with paper. I primarily focused on how the body expands and contracts during breathing, the directionality of this movement, and how air travels throughout the lungs.

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PROCESS Prototyping

Process

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With this project, I sought to convey a sense of lightness with the use of thin, translucent paper. I tested many differnet materials and experimented with an array of scales. I ended up constructing my final piece using foam boad and vellum.


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The final design for my paper wearable was one that was put through many challenges. In the end, this cocoon-like, stacked structure exuded senses of airiness and lightness that I was attempting to communicate.

FINAL DESIGN

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Module ii

Cardboard Structures


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DEFINING KEY TERMS

This project challenged us to work in teams to design and construct a cardboard strucure which would support and shelter our studio practice. It became important to distinguish and define specific terms.


Habitat The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism; a person’s usual or preferred surroundings.

Place A portion of space available or designated for or being used by someone.

Space A continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied.

Threshold Any place or point of entering or beginning.


inspiration My group was heavily inspired by the anatomical structures of the eye and the mechanics of what makes optical illusions work.

gOAL For this project, we were focused on creating a structure made entirely from cardboard that communicated a sense of community, and using perspective to create an illusionary effect.

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Shemayah Hart Andrew Hilts Soya Kim Q Wideman


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For our final design, we decided to go with modular triangle pieces and connect them together to create an illusion based on the angle one views this structure. We took inspiration from rods and cones to create an environment around our desks.

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FINAL


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Module III iLLUMINATION


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In our third project we explored what it meant to illuminate and transform an environment through the design and construction of a light.

ILLUMINA-


Illuminate To supply or brighten with light; light up

transform To change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose.

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CONCEPT PROGRESSION

wave particle duality Duality OPPOSITES balANCE BALANCE BETWEEN MIND AND BODY

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At the beginning of this project I found myself stuck around the idea of duality. With more research and further development/ ideation I found myslef looking to the more concrete, complex concept of the balance between the mind and body as the underlying theme behind my light transformation design.


I wanted to create a light that expressed a sense of balance. Originally I thought about creating a cave light structure where light existed only from within. This idea was transformed into what became my final idea.

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Throughout this project I experimented with wood, plexiglass, and concrete. After many tests and prototypes, I decided to use pine and plexiglass in my final design.


FINAL With my final design, I sought to communicate a feeling of balance and meditation. Through the use of curved, horizontal lines, layering, and soft inner light, this design works to build on the idea of the opposite forces of the mind and the body.


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cube explorations The cube project was one that challenged my understanding of what you can do with materials they are uncomfortable with. I learned more about the idea of abstraction and put my skills to the test in the materials lab.

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design thinking How I go about the design process


GET RID OF THEM

GET RID OF THEM

GET RID OF THEM

GET RID OF THEM

Throw out assumptions

GET RID OF THEM

GET RID OF THEM

Design thinking

PERCEPTIONS/BIASES

GO IN WITH A BLANK SLATE

RETHINK RETHINK

rETHINK

constant idea generation and regeneration

Ideation rETHINK

UNDERSTAND THE GOAL OR USER

Ideas

GO BACK AGAIN

tEST RETHINK RETHINK CHANGE

CHALLENGE ASSUMPTIONS

challenge assumptions

PROTOTYPE PROTOTYPE PROTOTYPE

VISUALIZE CONCEPTUALIZE REPEAT

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rEFLECTION Throughout the entire semester, I have found myself being surrounded by an array of different challenges. Design has pushed me to new extremes and opened my mind to an entirely new world. I began a journey of learning how to do new things, push the boundaries, and be comfortable with uncomfortability. I know this class is only the beginning, but I have truly gained new skills that will aid me throughout the rest of my life.

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