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25 Years of the Empty Bowls Project Museum Exhibit

For this event my partner Amanda Hengst and I were given the privilege to work with the wonderful people at Empty Bowls. We were given the task of designing the signs for the 25 year anniversary museum exhibit. As a community project to help fight hunger, the logo and brand identity has been flexible over the last 25 years. Without a solid logo Amanda and I created a new banner illustration and logo to represent Empty Bowls and their 25 year celebration. Along with creating the banners and logo Amanda and I organized the 25 years worth of information and photos into signs and sections to be placed throughout the Culinary Arts Museum.


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Seaside Dinning

IG GYS

Seaside Dinning

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Seaside Dinning

IG GYS

Seaside Dinning

Iggy’s Re-Branding The goal of this assignment was to pick a restaurant and create a complete re-branding for it, with a new target audience in mind. I decided to re-brand Iggy’s, specifically the Iggy’s in Warwick, RI. The Iggy’s in Warwick is right by the beach. I wanted to use the location and integrate it into the brand in a new way. The goal was for Iggy’s to be seen as a seaside, upscale, sit down restaurant. I accomplished this by creating a new logo and menu, that are simple elegant and clean. I also created new take home glass chowder containers to match the new brand.


landscaping of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, and Riverside Park South and the Hudson River Park in New York City.

and trained at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, has designed publications for the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum 2 East 91st Street New York City

DESIGN CULTURE NOW Erik Adigard | M.A.D. Thursday, September 12 6:00 pm

Graphic designer Erik Adigard founded McShane Adigard Design (M.A.D.) in 1989. The firm has since designed Web sites, multimedia installations, and print publications for global clients, including Wired magazine.

Michael Gabellini | Gabellini Associates Wednesday, November 2 6:00 pm

Michael Gabellini, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, worked for Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates before founding his own practice in 1991. Recent projects include exhibitions for the Guggenheim Museum, the Marian Goodman Gallery, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Lecture Series Poster

For this project I was given the task of designing a poster that would serve as an informational piece for an upcoming lecture series. The poster had to display a modern design that fit with Julie Bargmann | D.I.R.T. Studio Rebeca Méndez | Méndez the title “Design Culture Now.” I designed the poster with a neat and clean feel. I kept the Tuesday, October 9 Communications information very organized and easy to read withoutThursday, over-powering the4 design of the poster 7:30 pm December itself. My goal was to create a poster where the lecture information and the design balanced Julie Bargmann founded D.I.R.T Studio, a landscape 6:30 pm consultancy, in 1992. Recent projects include the Rebeca Méndez, born and raised in Mexico City each other to successfully create a whole image. landscaping of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, and Riverside Park South and the Hudson River Park in New York City.

and trained at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, has designed publications for the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Limelights Theater on Ice This logo is a freelance design for the Limelights Skating Team. The team if from the Norfolk Frost Skating Arena, in Massachusetts. They asked me to create a design that help represents the theater side of their staking. In order to give the feeling of a theater, I made a show curtain to contain all of the type. I also added a spot light to go with the team’s name. After the logo was completed, the design was also used to create jackets for all the skaters.


A Right Delayed Is A Right Denied This project was assigned during my motion graphic course. I had to pick a topic and create a info-graphic around it. The topic of my choice was marriage equality. I decided to focus on a topic that I felt needs to be supported, which was my goal through my design work and final product. After my poster was completed I then had to turn my poster into a motion graphic video, and uploaded it to You Tube. My finished video contains many moving vector images and typography that helps support the fact that marriage equality is a human right. Video URL: https://youtu.be/-NHWMBWGcTA


Ebooks -vs- Paper WRITTEN BY: JULIAN BAGGINI majority of text will be read in digital form on devices Choosing books to take on holiday has got more difficult linked to the web, do you also believe that those readers in recent years. Now it is a question not just of what to will voluntarily choose to disable that connectivity? If your read but how – on paper, tablet, e-reader, or perhaps even answer to this is no, then the death of the novel is sealed a phone – and people have strong opinions on which is best. But is there any more to the decision than cost and out of your own mouth.” “E-Readers Are More Effective convenience? On this question, the answer suggested by than numerous Paper for Some E-reading is certainly on the rise. 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Ebooks -vs- Paper

You might be a skimmer,

a skipper, a front-to-back completist or an obsessive writer of marginalia

tells us how much we have left to read. That helps explain why Benedetto has found that “scrolling impairs the spatial memory”, making it more difficult to find your way around a text. However, as Campbell, says, we’ve learnt how to create cognitive maps unconsciously, through years of reading, and it could be that people raised on ereaders simply won’t rely on the same cues and will instead use searchable keywords and toolbar data to navigate around. This might actually be more efficient. A whole other area of research concerns motivation. One of the recurrent concerns of the internet age is that children are reading less. But there is some evidence that, used wisely, ereaders could encourage more reading. Campbell, for instance, points to a large National Literacy Trust survey last year, which found that children read more when using ereaders than paper books. She thinks the main reason for this is that it is small, light and portable, and you can pull it out at odd moments, such as “when waiting for the bus to arrive”. Ereaders also have the advantage that, from the outside, it’s impossible to see whether someone is reading the latest teen vampire romance or a primer on differential calculus. “You could study surreptitiously,” says Campbell, giving examples of people using their readers in hairdressers or even at work. This reflects an aspect of reading we are all aware of but are often reluctant to admit. The book in your hand or on your coffee table is a public statement about who you are. Ereaders are, therefore, useful in getting over concerns with image and providing a kind of licence for us to follow our curiosity and interests more.

Editorial Design

For this project I was asked to select an article of my choosing and create an editorial design for it. I chose the article titled “EBooks VS Paper” by: Julian Baggini. For this editorial I wanted the overall design to be clean and structured. I accomplished this by keeping a strong grid and my color scheme to black and white. For the images in the editorial I wanted to incorporate some photography of the two topics at hand. I photographed close ups of the books to capture details in the bindings and simple black hard backs. For the photos of the E reader I really If used smartly, ereaders could provide a huge help wanted to many, as evidencedto by capture the digital screen to showcase how reading from a device looks. Over all I the title of one recent study by a Harvard team led by Matthew Schneps: wanted the photos to help being a visual for the subject matter of the article, while also fitting my theme and design.


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This poster was created during my free time. I enjoy creating pieces that tie into my other interests. I really enjoy reading, and this poster shows how two of my interests can be connected. I also really admire Sylvia Plath’s quote from the Bell Jar used in the poster. It really inspires me within my design and helps give me a boost of confidence within my work. I am really happy with how this piece came out.


Popcorn

The Popcorn project was assigned as a challenge to create a new brand and product from the ground up. For my popcorn brand I created Positively Popping. The point of Positively Popping is for customers to choose a flavor that relates to a feeling that they are either feeling or may be lacking. The three flavors produced were Honey Hope, Caramel Confidence, and Kettle Corn Kindness. The brand is meant to be lighthearted and fun. I accomplished this goal by matching the flavors with a bright identity color that would each work well with the unique logo. I also wanted the brand to stand out from other popcorn brands with clear resalable containers.


2014 Calendar

This calendar project was assigned to me as part of my print course. The objective was to design a personal 2014 calendar. I then had to print and assemble my calendar into a real working piece. For my concept, I chose a crafty design. I paired a complex color palette with a skinny typeface and fun yet simple, originally executed vector images. The main feature of the calendar is the owl vector image that is partnered up with a wisdom quote from a Lumineer’s song. The owl is an original image I had fun creating to go along with the quote. My main goal was to create a fun light hearted calendar design that would appeal to young women.


Ramble On Tours Mobile First Website Design For this project my partner and I had to create a mobile first website for a hypothetical company named Ramble On Tours. This company’s objective is to take it’s customers on a unique cultural experience. The group flies out from Los Angeles to Vietnam where the group stays with locals for the three week trip. During their stay they become immersed in the community and help the citizens that have welcomed them into their homes. Our objective for the website was to create a quick responding mobile first website. At the same time the website had to still offer many uses to the individuals who are on tour along with their family members and users that are new to the site. The website offers an area for users to blog about their experience and connect to other social media. The website also includes the option of uploading photos from the trip to a slide show that has pin point mapping to track your travels. Along with all of these functions, individuals on the tour have their own personal logins, that their family members at home can follow. While new users can view the site as a guest and read testimonials from past travelers. New users can also see what the trips are like first hand, from constantly updated pictures taken by company tour guides during their trips.


F O E SOME OF O M T O E S V US HAVE TO A P H U S U O UP W ES GROW M R I T G E SOMETIMES M O S Lyric Posters

This is a poster I created in my free time. The lyrics shown are some of my favorite from the band Paramore. This poster could be viewed as a fan piece. The poster is a simple clean vector design that clearly displays the lyrics. I used many vibrant colors to match the songs upbeat style. All together everything ties together to give the poster a modern clean look.


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Zoo Way Finding The goal of this project was to create effective way finding for a public place. I decided to create way finding for a Southwick’s Zoo. My way finding design consists of three colored paths that lead you through the zoo. Along each path are colored signs with illustrations of the animals that are around. Along with the way finding I designing a new app for the zoo. The app consists of a map of the entire zoo that displays where each colored path leads. By selecting animal areas on the map one can also see where animals are located. The app also provides interactive screens for parents to use with their children throughout their day at the zoo. These interactive screens provide information for each animal along with a video and a listening piece for children to hear. The goal of the way finding and interactive app is for children and parents to be able to explore the zoo easily while learning as much as possible during their visit.


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SENIOR AWARD CEREMONY UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

SENIOR AWARD CEREMONY

SENIOR AWARD CEREMONY

Friday, May 23, 2014 1:00 pm – Admissions Presentation Center – Yena Center Trustee Award TBD (1 student per College/School)

Friday, May 23, 2014 1:00 pm – Bridge Center

TBD (1 student per major) Network Engineering TBD(1 student per major) Software Engineering TBD(1 student per major)Electronic Engineering TBD(1 student per major) Engineering & Configuration Management

Friday, May 23, 2014 1:00 pm – Bridge Center College of Culinary Arts 10:00 am – Wildcat Center, 2nd floor

WALES

SENIOR AWARD CEREMONY

Friday, May 23, 2014 10:00 am – Wildcat Center, 2nd floor

TBD (1 student per College/School)

Academic Performance

Trustee Award

TBD (1 student per major) Culinary TBD (1 student per major) Baking & Pastry TBD(1 student per major) Nutrition

Katherine M.Vreeland

TBD (1 student) Graphic Design TBD (1 student) Network Engineering TBD(1 student) Software Engineering TBD(1 student)Electronic Engineering TBD(1 student) Engineering & Configuration Management

School of Engineering and Design Award of Excellence in honor of Albert J. Mikula

TBD (1 student per School)

TBD(1 student) Nutrition

University Award

Academic Performance TBD (1 student per major) Hospitality TBD (1 student per major) Food Service Management TBD(1 student per major) Sports, Entertainment & Event Management

Dean’s Award TBD (1 student) Hospitality TBD (1 student) Food Service Management TBD(1 student) Sports, Entertainment & Event Management

Academic Performance Award Alyssa Bonesteel - Risk Management Keiko E. Carberry - Management Brittany L. Scholl - Criminal Justice Miranda L. Bassage - Marketing Giuseppe G. Lancellotta - Accounting Nicole A Guzman - Entrepreneurship

Brooke A. Arsenault - Marketing Emily M. Ackerman - Management - International Business

TBD (1 student per School)

Experiential Education Award

TBD (1 student) Baking & Pastry

College of Business Award

Trustee Award TBD (1 student per College/School)

TBD(1 student per major)Travel & Tourism

Dean’s Award

Jaime L. Caffin - Accounting Michelle A. Pinto - Entrepreneurship Matthew M. Ross - Finance Li-Shiue Inn - Equine Matthew E. Morgan - Criminal Justice Jason M. Hubbard - Risk Management

Friday, May 23, 2014 10:00 am – Bridge Center

Dean’s Award TBD (1 student) Culinary

Dean’s Award

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALITY COLLEGE

Trustee Award

Alyssa Bonesteel - Risk Management Keiko E. Carberry - Management Brittany L. Scholl - Criminal Justice Miranda L. Bassage - Marketing Giuseppe G. Lancellotta - Accounting Nicole A Guzman - Entrepreneurship

WALES

SENIOR AWARD CEREMONY

Trustee Award

Academic Performance Award

JOHNSON

COLLEGE OF CULINARY ARTS

Katherine M.Vreeland

Academic Performance TBD (1 student per major) Graphic Design

JOHNSON

Marquis D. Cooper - John J. Bowen Experiential Education Award Brandon Monti - Outstanding Alumni Award

Apprenti Cuisinier Awards of Excellence

TBD(1 student) Travel & Tourism

BS CAFSM - Culinary Capstone BS CAFSM - Wellness and Sustainability BS CAFSM - Contemporary Pastry BS CAFSM - Baking and Pastry

The Hospitality College Alumnae Awards (TBD)

BS Culinary Nutrition - Clinical BS Culinary Nutrition - Culinary Science BS CAFSM - Sommelier

The Hospitality College Centennial Award

BS CAFSM - Beverage Service

(TBD)

BS Baking and Pastry

Design by Courtney Blair, ‘16 from the School of Engineering and Design, Design Department

Dean’s Award

Jaime L. Caffin - Accounting Johnson & Wales Senior Award Ceremony Michelle A. Pinto - Entrepreneurship Matthew M. Ross - FinanceThe idea behind this project was to create four posters for the graduating senior award ceremony of 2014. Each school, Technology, Culinary, Business, and Hospitality, had to have its Li-Shiue Inn - Equine ownJustice poster. The real challenge of the project was to give each school their own unique poster Matthew E. Morgan - Criminal yet keep them all similar enough to look like a set. Since it is an award ceremony that is very Jason M. Hubbard - Risk Management important to the students I wanted to keep the school colors within every poster. I gave each poster its own unique look by designating different shapes for each school. The school colors and simple complementing shapes also help make the four posters look like a cohesive set.

College of Business Award

Brooke A. Arsenault - Marketing


Operation Migration Desktop Calendars For this project I volunteered my time design work to help the Operation Migration cause. I worked with Heather Ray, a representative from Operation Migration, to design and size computer desktop calendar photos. These desk top calendar photos are sent out to the individuals who donated throughout the year as a thank you for their support. Heather sent me the photos the photographer took on their travels. I used those photos and sized them to the proper desktop screen sizes. I also designed the calendar layouts and incorporated the Operation Migration water mark logos.


Boulder, Colorado Farmers fest

Farmers fest 2015

Boulder, Colorado Buy Local Eat Local

your September 20 - 26 Town Square on Main Street Food Music Recipes Raffles

Boulder, Colorado Farmers fest

ColoradoFarmers.com

Boulder, Colorado Farmers Fest The goal of this project was to pick a state and brand an event. I chose Boulder, Colorado and branded a Farmers Fest. I wanted Boulder, Colorado’s Farmers Fest to be a fun family event. I chose to stick with warm earthy colors for the brand that show up on all event merchandise. I created a poster for the event, along with apparel and a event app. The apparel varies between shirts and reusable tote bags, all include some variation of the event’s logos. For the app I really wanted the customers to be able to interact with sellers and event activities in real time. The app includes an about section for the community to learn more about the food and farmers. The app also includes recipes, activity lists and a raffle page. Finally Farm Fest goers can communicate with each other and sellers through the real time discussion board and chat logs.

Courtney Blair Graphic Design Portfolio  

Graphic Design Portfolio

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