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brochures and layouts Zakopane Winter

Olympics Booklet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Chillicothe Library

branding campaigns

Experience Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Snack Pack Frozen Pops. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Grain of Rice Project Catalog. . . . . . . . 28

Forward Hope Campaign. . . . . . . . . . . 11

Grow International Brochure . . . . . . . . 27 The Center for Youth and Family

Solutions Annual Report. . . . . . . . . . 34

illustrations Fantastical Map Illustration. . . . . . . . . . 16 Art Deco Birds of the

Midwest Playing Cards. . . . . . . . . . . 18

Fossil Watch Advertisement. . . . . . . . . 10 Stock the Cellar Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 The Allergic Astronaut

Movie Poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Donut Sales

Marketing Campaign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

video and storytelling

Defending the Home Comic. . . . . . . . . 19

Rust Title Design Sequence . . . . . . . . . . 6

How to Slice a Pineapple . . . . . . . . . . . 24

The Grindstone Short. . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Jeep Consumer Infograph . . . . . . . . . . 20 Thanksgiving Day

Wrapping Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

The Nose and

Foundation for the Promising

Children of Haiti Video. . . . . . . . . . . 22


brian

du pont graphic designer

Hello, I have worked with graphic design since 2009, and have a passion for communicating with visuals. I love using my skills to organize messages, to create harmony, and to serve people. Enjoy viewing my portfolio and thank you for pontbrain@gmail.com looking through it. (309) 363-8380 linkedin.com/in/briandupontart

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branding campaigns The ad campaigns represent similar imagery across various media to increase communication and develop unity for the event and the client. The goal of the campaigns is to unify the branding across the media.

video and storytelling The videos presented here show an extra avenue for the design process. Through story boarding, filming, editing, and audio mixing, stories are told in a more dynamic method. Please follow the QR code to view the stories on line.

brochures and layouts These layouts illustrate skills with InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop in order to present visions and information in an organized structure. These samples show varied layouts using unified themes and client feedback.

illustrations The vector illustrations here show a range in illustrative diagrams to logo design elements. Icon sets and infographs demonstrate connected drawing elements. The illustration process is combines vector graphics with digital painting.

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zakopane winter olympics booklet This brochure is a concept that combines research, designing symbols, and implementing continuous design elements as a marketing motif. The following pages are pages from the brochure to demonstrate the layout.s The booklet was created with InDesign, and all of the internal grapics were designed with Illustrator, and Photoshop. My motivation for the location was my wife’s interest in Polish folk art.

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THE CITY Zakopane may be a city of 30,000 occupants, but it is also a main tourist attraction and draws in 1.5 million people every year. There may be a concern that Zakopane will need to accommodate that large amount for the short span of Winter Olympic games rather than spread out over the course of the year. With the aid of nearby cities such as Krakรณw, the flow of the Olympic attendees can be alleviated.

DEVELOPMENT INTRODUCTION

As the second largest city in Poland, Krakรณw is located 85 kilometers north of Zakopane. With international airports, a lower elevation, and access to Zakopane Olympic events, the experience of the Winter Olympics can be enjoyed by more guests, athletes, and other attendees. Krakรณw supplements the Zakopane Olympics with extra venues for competitions, recreation, and sleeping space without stress on transportation.

In order to begin designing the elements that will become the Zakopane Winter Olympics 2022 branding package, a sign needed to be developed that combines the logo with other information that includes the region, the culture, and the pride of Zakopane. Following that process begins the application of this sign throughout Zakopane, Poland, and the world to promote the unity and pride of the Olympic Games committees.

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WYCINANKI CONCEPT Wycinanki are intricate cut-outs that possess symmetry, positive and negative space contrast, and dynamic shapes. Subject matter is usually about flowers or trees, roosters, and rural life. This style of folk art is characterized as a unique Polish art. Art pieces that are about flowers tend to be highly colorful. It these shapes and colors that drive this design concept.

The design venues are not limited to this list.

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The wycinanki logo design follows similar characteristics to the cut-out counterparts with symmetry and layering. The vibrant colors convey the coolness of the winter Olympic games along with the warm colors as emphasis. Symbolizing the Olympic torch, the logo uses the flower imagery of the folk art.

Among some of the venues for design placement include: Arenas, Wayfinding signs and banners, Athletic uniforms, Event brochures, Transportation, Clothing apparel, Posters, Storefronts.

The style of pictograms follows both inspirational ideas of the wycinanki and the parzenicas. Primarily, the stems of the parzenicas help form the limbs of the pictograms with the curved ends of the stems built into the core of the figures. This leads to a gestural form of the pictogram. Using a solid color for the positive space allows for the pictogram to be used on light color. Alternately, a white color may be used for the forms if the background is more colorful in the case of the tickets.

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A fun aspect of the Olympic games is to partake with the merchandise items. These items create a familiarity amongst fans, become collectible memoribilia, and shows the support of the Zakopane Winter Olympic brand.

Promotional imagery is used throughout Zakopane and Krakow with wycinanki motifs in forms of transportation wraps, signage in bus stops, and street banners. These elements are designed to enhance the experiences through both aesthetics and familiarity to the Olympic village, host city, and other Olympic venues.

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The streets and shopping areas of Zakopane are lit with curvilinear lamp posts. With the 2022 Winter Olympic games hosted in Zakopane, banners will adorn the streets providing a way to identify welcome areas. With the amount of street lamps, there can be many variants to the banners.

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rust title design sequence This storyboard is based off of Royden Lepp’s graphic novel, Rust. I chose to stay close to the original creator’s sepia tone, as well as a typewriter typeface to mimic Lepp’s style. After gathering input from the creator, I then created my own watercolor textures to use with the vectors. This was designed in Illustrator using scanned watercolors and clipping masks. This became an actual animated title sequence through After Effects motion design. I was motivated by one of my favorite artists Royden Lepp and the work of Saul Bass.

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snack pack frozen pops The Snack Pack Frozen Pop is a new packaging concept in which I thought of a brand extension to the Snack Pack product line. Then, a mockup of the packaging was created through InDesign and Illustrator. From there, I reproduced the product, being sure to stay close to the current packaging branding, while stretching the boundaries of their products. I used Illustrator to design this, and I am interested in 3-D packaging design because of the prototyping stage as well as the building of the project.

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fossil watch advertisement Rather than emphasizing the watches capabilities, I wanted to show how relationships can be built and parallels of connections. Father and son make connections just as the watch is connected to its phone. This was created with digital photography and soft lighting techniques. I was motivated by the time well spent with my son.

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forward hope campaign Forward Hope is a campaign designed to encourage everyone involved in the adoption process. Through print and social media, the visuals offer hopeful messages and imagery about the dreams of mothers and children. Many of the pieces were designed in Photoshop and Illustrator. The motivation behind this was designing for social improvements.

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the nose and the grindstone short Nose and the Grindstone is a side by side short film in which the left side of the screen is found footage from movies, and the right side is a recreation of it. The challenge in this creation was to find pieces of films that could be composited into a thematic story. The story that was developed is about a writer struggling with motivation. Films that inspired the story were Throw Momma from the Train, Misery, Finding Forrester, as well as others. Careful camera angles and timing cues were directed by myself, which helped in editing the film in Premiere.

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chillicothe library experience guide As part of the Strategic Planning Team at the Chillicothe Public Library, I explored the user experience through research and design implentation. In order to present the findings, I created a brochure that contained interviews, data, and design elements to improve the library so that it may be shared amongst the board and directors. Illustrator and InDesign was used. My motivation was in learning more about how my local library functions.

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Interviews One of the most important forms of research that will serve the Chillicothe Public Library is through interviews of the patrons of the library. Through the interviews, it was determined what changes the library may need to incorporate to better the user experience. Through some questions, issues arose such as book checkout privacy and awareness of services. Also, many positive experiences are recorded, representing the support for the library and recognizing the changes the library has gone through.

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Audiobooks

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With the patterns in place, exterior mockups were implemented. These banners are placed in the main drive to add environmental awareness to the community. They showcase available library services. Also, the front wall features more color with the related color scheme and patterns while still unifying the design theme.

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When the guest visits the outdoor patio, the patio seems empty.

The sun also shines bright, heating up the patio.

The sun and heat makes the patio uncomfortable.

Furniture such as umbrellas and a constructed pergola add shade.

Kiosk Mockup A mockup of the self-scan Kiosk shows its location near the exiting door. The placement of the kiosk allow people to enter and perform quick searches. Also, having it near the exit helps users to check out and leave with ease.

One idea to enhance the user experience of the Chillicothe Public Library is to make the users aware of all of the places and services of the library. One such place is the patio. Though access to the patio is open, the doors are arrayed with alarms which deter users from using it. Another deterrent is the lack of shade in the patio. The patio is rather warm in direct sunlight. Some solutions to this would be to first make the public aware of the patio and to make it a welcoming spot. To do this, signs and wayfinding elements are essential to create the invitation. To dress up the patio, patio furniture needs to be updated to include umbrellas and tables. Also, an idea to incorporate a pergola will provide the potential for a more welcoming atmosphere. The pergola can be adorned with vines and hanging plants, as well as outdoor lighting.

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The patio is one area that needs improvement. First, there is confusion on how to enter. Signs that lead to the patio are needed. Another concern is to make the patio space cooler in temperature. A movable sign and exterior architecture will help library guests know how to enjoy this space and feel welcome.

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Personas Explained The Chillicothe Public Library aims to serve the community. As a broad survey of guests of the library, these personas represent a range of uservs from those that frequent the library every week to users who look for more reasons to go to the library. The goal of displaying these personas is to provide a sample of different types of patrons who visit the Chillicothe Public Library.

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“The library feeds our children’s reading passions.”

“The library is a quiet place to help me focus on my studies.”

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Tom & Kim

Profession: Engineer and child

Profession: Radiologist & Law Reporter

Ages: Father (35) and son (10)

Ages: 38 and 37

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Tony, a married father of three children, frequents the library mostly for his family. In most visits, Alex, his youngest son, looks for books about science and art. Since Alex is too young to drive, library trips serve as father and son trips. An interest in science is shared by both, however Tony is less interested in art. There are times that Tony needs to go to the library on his own. As an adult student going back to college, Tony finds the library to be a place where he can get his homework and studying finished without distractions.

Tom and Kim have been married for 15 years and have two children, ages 11 and 9 years old. Tom and Kim are faithful library patrons who use many of the services of the library including checking out books, using the notary public services, printing and copying, and borrowing movies. They are highly active in their children’s education, desiring the best opportunities for them. Taking their children to the library is a weekly occurrence, checking out books, movies, board games, and video games. The library becomes a part of the family adventure.

One of the benefits of the library they both look forward to are the reading programs. If they finish their reading targets, they are eligible to win prizes. Since they are part of a family that takes reading serious and with fun, they have no problem accomplishing their goals.

One of Tom and Kim’s favorite activities is to enjoy the outdoors which translates into their experience at the library hoping to enjoy the outdoor patio if it is not too hot. As parents, they try to keep their children’s passion for reading through the library’s reading programs.

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Conclusion As the Chillicothe Public LIbrary faces the concerns of the community, the library can look forward to positive results of users’ experiences. With wayfinding signs as a primary issue, the Chillicothe Public Library can approach this through designed patterns, a review of their current signage, and adding signs in locations that are lacking. This first concern will inform the public on all of the available services within the library and how to use them.

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To answer the need to stay current in technology, self-scan kiosks and other displays will add security, privacy, and freedom to the guests of the library. The hopes of the Chillicothe Public Library is that the users enjoy an enriched experience through the proposed changes. Through implementation of newer technologies and updated wayfinding systems, guests of the library will be more aware of all that the Chillicothe Public Library offers.

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fantastical map illustration The fantasy map of Roverdom is a digital illustration piece featuring an imaginative land existing on the back of dogs. The color palette was carefully selected to stay within a complementary color scheme. Illustrator was used to develop the flat colors and shapes. Following that was detail line work on Photoshop with custom brushes. Illustration is a big motivation for me, and I wanted to focus on my strengths in illustration.

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Designing for the Stock the Cellar event involves researching and using designs from the 1980s. To market the event, flyers, posters, social media, and tickets were designed following the same colors and branding. It was an exciting project because there was a large amount of illustrating the various elements.

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art deco birds of the midwest playing cards The Art Deco Birds of the Midwest is a piece designed for a deck of cards that merges the birds of the Midwest with the Art Deco movement. Careful research was conducted regarding the 1920s. The Queen of Diamonds is a red-winged blackbird wearing fashionable flapper wear. I used Illustrator first to develop the flats, followed with Photoshop to add texture and shading. The motivation behind this were the regional birds as well as an interest in Art Deco.

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defending the home comic This illustration is an example of sequential art in the form of a comic page. Within the four panels, the story is told of a protective dog lost in his imagination. Using Illustrator to develop the flat colors, shape, and layout, I used Photoshop to add the details. With my experience in sequential art, I was highly motivated to play to my strengths in designing this short adventure story.

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jeep consumer infograph I designed these infographic elements to illustrate data about purchasing Jeep vehicles. The design follows elements of a Jeep such as the iconic grill, style of tires, and symbols associated found in the driver’s manual. With Illustrator, creating infographs is an exciting area of graphic desing that I enjoy exploring.

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the allergic astronaut movie poster The Allergic Astronaut movie poster demonstrates a design utilizing non-destructive masking techniques in Photoshop. Careful approach to typography was important as well. This was accomplished by paying attention to layout grids to line up the top tagline with the title. This piece was designed primarily with Photoshop. I felt motivated to design this because of the writing element that inspired the artwork.

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how to slice a pineapple I designed this infograph to show how to perform a task without using any words or directions other than visual information. With only Illustrator, the design was approached with a focus on vibrant colors. This piece was highly motivating because of the illustration focus as well as the sounds I wanted to convey as the pineapple is sliced.

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UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO, EVEN WHEN HE IS OLD HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT. PROVERBS 22:4

the PATH of E-MENTORING 01 REGISTER

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E-MENTORING BASICS the NEED A large majority of Filipino kids living on the streets have no adult who regularly reach out to them personally, and who make them feel that someone truly believes in them.

the ANSWER E-Mentoring is a journey that starts with kids being connected with Christian adults who have a heart for street kids & want to connect with them regularly through Facebook.

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THE CHILDREN COME TO ME, AND DO NOT HINDER THEM, FOR TO SUCH BELONGS THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

the MEETUP When you meet the child you will mentor, a relationship of trust begins to develop. Now, the child will know that their mentor has a face, that you are a real person. At this step, a foundation is built.

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Let’s first establish a relationship in Christ with the child. After that, through prayer and seeking Christ, you can help the child develop the plans they need for school, future careers, and life goals.

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The final goal we hope will be a child who feels successful. We hope that the child knows Christ, and with that relationship, they will be confident. As their mentor, you will guide their life to become a success.


grow international brochure The following pages are from a brochure layout for a missionary group in the Philippines. Grow International Ministries needed a way to communicate their mentoring program. This design added the flexibility to be printed as well as being used for social media. The stark color contrasts strongly with the grayscale imagery, which was an influencing factor to the designed cut-out typography in this piece.

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grain of rice project catalog This catalog was designed for an overseas client who needed a catalog to showcase their fair trade products. The layout needed to be tight to contain many products that Grain of Rice Project offered, but also with the least amount of pages to reduce printing cost. It was exciting to work for a client who has a desire to help people. This design encouraged new customers to engage with the product, and the people of a third world country.

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ABOUT GRAIN OF RICE PROJECT

HOUSEWARES

Table Runner

Pennant Banner

JEWELRY

Garland

Grain of Rice Project is a non-profit organization which empowers people through skills training, educational programs, and the sale of their fairly traded products. Grain of Rice Project is based in Nairobi’s Kibera Slum, the largest slum in East Africa, which houses approximately 225,000 people. All products come with a description of the artisan and your purchase helps provide opportunities for a better future.

Infinity Tie Scarf

Turquoise Bracelet

Shambala Bracelets

Tassel Earrings

Upendo Wrap Bracelet

Mocha Bracelet

Black Hoop Earrings

Brass Leaf Earrings

Bone and Brass Earrings

Paper Bead Earrings

Triangular Shaped Earrings

Half Dome Necklace

Tassel Necklace

Tribal Necklace

Teardrop Earrings

Paper Bead Hoop Earrings

Zanzibar Necklace

Coral and Turquoise Necklace

Sunbeam Necklace

Tassel Earrings

Fabric Coasters

Patchwork Apron

Paper Bead Pull Bracelet

Patchwork Throw

ACCESSORIES

Twisted Headband

Lulu Bracelet

Bird Mobile

Wooden Salad Spoons

Oven Mitt

Fabric Bowl

Wooden Salad Spoons

Tabu Hot Pad Sling Purse

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Karatasi Coin Purse

Market Tote

Shambala Bracelets

Owl

Fabric Bowl

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OTHER FUN STUFF

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HOLIDAY

Bow Tie

Keychain

African Proverb Bookmarks

Coffee Sleeve

Upcycled Sweater Trees

Men’s Bracelet

Bottlecap Ornament

Upcycled Kenyan Soccer Ball

Animal Mobile

Dove Ornament

Paper Bead Angel Ornament

Sunburst Ornament

Owl Ornament

Angel Bell Ornament

Paper Bead Star Ornament

12 Days of Christmas Stocking Garland

Stuffed Giraffe

Stuffed Elephant

Stuffed Rhino

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GRAIN OF RICE PROJECT

Snowflake Ornament

Sisal Angel Ornament

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donut sales marketing campaign

$8 per dozen

Glazed

One of the tasks that I enjoy the most as an in-house designer are the flyers. Usually, flyers can become mundane, but I view them as opportunities to work on illustrative skills. This campaign was to bring awareness to place Krispy Kreme pre-orders for a week long event. The campaign consisted of print flyers, facebook media, and a short animation. I used Illustrator first to create the flats, and then use art brushes in Photoshop to enhance the textures. The greatest motivation was a chance to research donuts.

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place an order

309.342.1136

$10 per dozen

Chocolate Iced Proceeds beneďŹ t children in foster care in the Galesburg area

Pick Up Orders May 10th 12 - 5 pm Galesburg CYFS

292 N. Chambers St.


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thanksgiving day wrapping paper The challenge for creating wrapping paper was two-fold. First, the concept for creating a design that encompasses the nearest holiday, which in this case was Thanksgiving. Secondly, using Illustrator, pattern making forced my creativity to think how to make the objects repeat. For this wrapping paper, I let my sense of humor drive the story of a hunter and his prey, but which is which?

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the center for youth and family solutions annual report The annual report for the Center for Youth and Family Solutions is a booklet document printed with the intentions of showing the hope the Center provides. Each outcome is expressed with statistics, body copy, and images. Each element reinforces the brand and theme of the annual report for share holders, board members, and the community. The idea of stitches and patchwork was the motivation behind the theme of this annual report.

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