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hello, my name is elizabeth phillips and i am a graphic design student passionate about the challenging process of creating, refining, and recreating. i am thankful for this opportunity to showcase what i love best and hope my passion for graphic design and art is evident in my work. the following pages contain samples of my graphic design work as a student, all of which utilize the adobe creative suite.




squared restaurant concept my graphic design final was to come up with a unqiue restaurant concept, then brand the restaurant by creating a logo, packaging, and menu for the restaurant. my conept was a gourment s’mores bar called squared. my final presentation was a collection of mock-elements for the restaurant that were generated using a variety of softwares and many hand-made touches.

project illustrator, indesign, autocad back arc (left to right): bamboo business card with wire holder; take-home boxes; mock “bar�


with roasting sticks, mini grill, and wire menu holder with bamboo menu; serving tray with cast iron handles and custom ingredient plates with logo. front arc (left to right): napkin holder; plates; reversible coaster; and custom ingredient plates.

illustrator, autocad

packaging and bussiness card

packaging (top left) box pattern formatted in illustator then imoprted to autocad for laser cutting, box opens from the top and fits two individually wrapped take-home s’mores packaging (bottom left) individually wrapped s’more with metal and bamboo accents business card (right) laser cut logo on bamboo with metal accents and handmade wire holder

plate illustrator, autocad text formated in illustrator, then pages imported to autocad for laser cutting on bamboo. prototype plate finished with handcut black matboard to form edges of plate


illustrator, autocad

menu outside

laser cut bamboo logo front and back design, made in illustrator and imported to autocad for laser cutting. metal inset into laser cutting. bound with matboard.

menu inside illustrator, indesign text formated in illustrator, then pages imported to indesign to print as spreads. hand cut and bound pages with matching metal paper trim on top


adobe suite



digital self-portrait

in this assignment for my 2-Dimensional Design class I scanned a variety of objects to create the textures and objects in the tree landscape and combined them with a picture of myself in photoshop. I used a lot of masking, hand-drawn graphics, and filters to create this dital self-portrait.

alphabet soup illustrator


also made for my 2-D design class, in this assignment we had to use all twenty-six letters of the

alphabet to create a non-respresentational design in black and white. I started by choosing a simple font and focused on the shapes made by combining letters to create a spacial quality.


aubrey beardsley playing card

my final project for 2-D design class was to design a playing card in the style of another artist. I chose the art nouveau poster artist aubrey beardsley and the queen of hearts card. I hand-drew each element, scanned my drawing, then live traced them in illustrator to create my card.

digital texture photoshop for this project I manipulated photographs using blending modes to create a single harmonious texture. I kept my solution simple using only two photographs, and the simplicity of black and white with an intruiging spacial quality.




for a graphic design project we were challenged to make a set of four pictograms - two for a hospital (top row) and two for a living situation improvement(bottom row) - that were graphically cohesive, simplistic, and communicated clearly to the viewer. for my pictograms I started with the stylized body shape and experimented with figure/ground reserval.

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walking skyscrappers poster indesign


this poster-project taught us to organize large amounts of text using hierarchy to communicate to the viewer the most important information. we were given a long unorganized list of information and asked to arrange it in eye-catching way with attention to creating a typographical hierarchy using only black and white.



the new conservation effort for the endagered Echo parakeet by Steve Boyles

In the late 1980s, the Echo or Mauritian parakeet (Psittacula eques) was considered the most endangered parrot on earth and researchers, who by that time were getting really good at finding them, could only account for 4 or 5 pairs in the wild. These emerald green parakeets are only found on the island of Mauritius in the Western Indian Ocean, and 30 years ago you would have been very lucky to see one or two pairs fly over the Black River Gorge. It was clear then that this species, along with several other Mauritian endemics, was teetering on the brink of extinction. Echo parakeets were going the way of the Dodo hundreds of years before. The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, and World Parrot Trust have worked tirelessly over the last 25 years to save the Echo parakeet. Continued on page 45



editoral spread

combining lessons on typography, information hierarchy, and photo resolution I created an editorial spread for the beginning of an article appearing in a wildlife conservation magazine. I used photoshop to fad away the photoshop and by pulled constrasting colors from the photography for the typography of the titled and subtitle.


& && & & &


Cochinⅾ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789

Cochin was released 1912 by the Paris foundry Deberny & Peignot


ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 1912 0123456789 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 01234567890123456789 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz Regular: 12 / 14 Italic: 24 / 30 Bold Italic: 16 / 18

Italic: 24 / 30

Cochin was named for the ninteenth-century printer, Nicholas Cochin. The font has a short x-height with long ascenders. It has been used on the covers of the UK editions of the Harry Potter series and was a font option in early versions of Apple’s iBooks. Above & Dates: 16 / 20

Bold Italic: 16 / 18

Bold: 16 / 24

Font is adopted by 1920s many other foundaries

Maththew Carter 1977 adopted the font for Linotype

Regular: 12 / 14

Italic: 24 / 30

Bold Italic: 16 / 18

Cochin was named for the ninteenth-century printer, Nicholas Cochin. The font has a short Cochin was named x-height with long ascenders. for the ninteenth-century It has been used on the covers of the UK printer, Nicholas Cochin. editions of the The font has a short Harry Potter series a font option in early x-height withand longwas ascenders. versions It has been used on the coversofofApple’s the UKiBooks. editions of the Harry Potter series and was a font option Above in early & Dates: versions of Apple’s iBooks. 16 / 20 Above & Dates: 16 / 20

type specimen poster 11” x 17” indesign

inspired by the unique curvature of the cochin italic ‘&’, this type specimen poster

celebrates the unique elegance of the font cochin. it combines the chronological history of the font, information about the font, examples of its weights and styles, and how it looks in a variety of sizes and leadings.

Bold: 16 / 24


Bold: 16 / 24

Font is adopted by 1920s many other foundaries


Regular: 12 / 14

Cochin was by the Paris Deberny & Pe

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789 0123456789

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789



Font is adopted by 1920s many other foundaries



Maththew C 1977 adopted the Linotype


michael osborne designer report

to the right is the cover of an 8-page report on the graphic designer michael osborne. for this designer report we had to design a visual biography of our chosen graphic designer and emulate - but not copy their style. my design drew from osborne’s bold and playful color pallete and block-like comparmentialized organization. the following pages contain the inside spreads from the project and the back cover bibliography.

michael osborne

designer printer philanthropist


“we have a

CRAFT and a SKILL that moST peopLe

Do NoT HAVe and that craft has

POWER.” - michael osborne-

m o d michael

stamp designs for the United States Postal Service



Michael Osborne graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 1978 as an honor’s graduate. In 2007, Michael received his MFA for Graphic Design from The Academy of Art College, where he currently teaches. He has also taught at The University of California at Berkley and has been an AGIA fellow since 2006.

A large portion of MOD’s design work is for wine and spirits packaging. The firm has also designed packaging for a wide range of food companies from Sam’s Club to Williams-Sonoma. MOD has designed for less commercial companies like Peter Rabbit Organics, a UK based brand, and Joseph Schmidt chocolates.

In 1981, Osborne established his design firm, Michael Osborne Design, in San Francisco, California. Since it’s establishment MOD has become nationally recognized for their excellent design across a range of media. MOD is primarily a brand identity and packaging design firm focusing on food & beverage, wine & spirits, and private brands.

MOD office in San Francisco, CA

Another large portion of MOD work is identity and branding. Over the years, MOD has redesigned the logo for companies like the children’s clothing store Gymboree and Target’s Archer Farms food line. MOD has also designed the logo for EA Sports, 21st Century Insurance, and Prismacolor. The firm does a range of print design including promotional posters, books,

and pamphlets. Yearly, MOD designs and sends a unique Valentine’s Day card to clients and friends. MOD has also done web design for wineries, artists, and other various clients. Osborne has designed numerous stamp for the United States Postal Service, which on permenant display in the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC. MOD’s designs are also a part of the permanent collections of the CooperHewitt National Design Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The firm’s work has been won many design awards and has been featured in magazines like How, Inside Design Magazine, and Graphis.

a collection of product packaging designed by MOD on display in the studio

pa c k a gi n g t t y i d e n &i


In 2006, after the unexpected death of his son, Joseph Osborne, Michael established Joey’s Corner. Joey’s corner is a non-profit design studio that provides creative services to non-profit groups free of charge. Joey’s Corner designs everything from identity and marketing materials to website design and product development. They have designed for many deserving organizations including: Alzheimer’s Association, March of Dimes, and Heart to Heart.

in 2004, the 1/4” steel intesecting plates of the Intel sponsered heart also debuted in Union Square

that it would be GREAT



Osborne polishing the coin-covered heart sponsored by Wells Fargo, the first heart to debut in 2004

“I had this THOUGHT


Osborne created the first two hearts for the Hearts in San Francisco public sculpture installation and auction. The profits from the project go to San Francisco General Hospitals and the project was inspired by the Tony Bennett lyric: “I left my heart in San Francisco.” Osborne’s original hearts were unveiled on February 14, 2004 and since then over 200 artists have followed in his footsteps and created heart sculptures of their own.

if there was a



Osborne also has a passion for old-fashioned letterpress printing. In 1991 he opened One Heart Press in San Francisco, a custom letterpress shop. Early in December 2012, Osborne announced the shop would be closing after 21 years. One Heart Press’s projects included: MOD’s annual Valentine’s Day card, a suite of gift materials for First Lady, Michelle Obama, and a stationary set for A Series of Unfortunate Event’s author, Lemony Snicket.

keepsake celebrating the introduction of the font Carter Sans

one of MOD’s Valentine’s Day card designs

broadsides printed for Crane & Co. on their Lettra paper

Their primary clients are organizations that focus on health care, children’s and social well-being issues. Joey’s Corner is funded completely by donations, with supplemental funding from the sales of the Corner Store, and their annually designed two-sided wrapping paper. The organization has been a four-time recipient of Sappi’s Ideas that Matter Grant. (opp) poster for Alzimer’s Association (left top) JDRF invitation (left bottom) 2010 wrapping paper’s-latest- creative-compulsion design artofthestamp/


thank you. e.phillips 2013

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