HEBAH Alternative DESIGNER A Graphic Design Portfolio with a Conceptual Focus
HEBAH Alternative DESIGNER
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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO DESIGN
Abdelqader CONTACT Hebah HebahAbdelqader@gmail.com
A unique individual who ventures in the conceptual world seeking new and innovative ideas. Plato describes an idea as “an archetype of which a corresponding being in phenomenal reality is an imperfect replica.”
Fun Fact HEBAH in Arabic means: “A Gift from God”
HEBAH HEBAH Logo Design:
My Identity logo represents a personal design style; structured and elegant. Inspired by the two “H”s in my name combined with my love for architecture the logo conveys my love for design and creativity.
Research leads to strong concepts. Alternative design is born when concept meets excellent execution.
Inspiration: Roman Alphabet
Inspired by the Roman letters and the geometry used in creating them. I was able to study the geometry that created each Capital letter in the Roman Alphabet and implement
the golden ratio to each letter to create a lowercase alphabet. As a result Golden was born. Golden is a delicate serif that is excellent for making a statement on any design project.
Inspiration: Double Exposure
Inspired by Dan Mountford double exposure photography technique. This portrait was developed into two final posters using line art, image manipulation, and typography. Created from the places Iâ€™ve been, stories Iâ€™ve written, and novels I loved.
“OR” SYMBOL DESIGN
Inspiration: Evolution of Type
The Latin language is full of vocabulary that could represent the word “Or”. The one that best fit the definition of “Or” and allowed the speaker to make a choice between multiple options was the Latin word for “An.” Tracing the Roman alphabet back to the Egyptian time period I was able to study the shape evolution of the two letters “A” and “N.” The most intriguing shapes I found were from the Phoenician time period.
SMOOTHIE KING RE-DESIGN
The concept behind this piece was based on the idea of transformation. The feeling this drink stirred in the consumer was freshness and fulfilment. Those feelings were addressed in the design by making the fresh ingredients transform into the Caribbean Way Smoothie.
Smoothie King Logo Redesign
Pompeii Book Cover Inspiration: Pompeii by Bastille.
The song is a conversation between two corpses from Pompeii, The song is also a representation of a time period in the lead singers life where he felt like he was standing still while time continued to move on, leaving him stuck in time.
You are conscious but confined in a The cover was born from the idea of universe where nothing happens. Time would not make sense in such being stuck in time. After a universe. It would not exist. researching time concepts I came across a question: If time is thought The idea of being stuck in between worlds was conveyed with the of as a perception of change, what triangle that is created by the happens if there is no change and alternate universes. no perception?
Front Cover Spread 1
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elq Didot was designed by Firmin Didot in 1784. The typeface is inspired by John Baskerville's experimentation with increasing stroke contrast and a more condensed armature. It is classified as a modern typeface.
Baskerville was deigned by John Baskerville in 1754. It is described as a transitional typeface, which falls between traditional and modern styles. The typeface wasn’t popular during Baskerville’s lifetime but after his death it found it’s way to the French where it slowly gained popularity. In 1917 it found it’s way to Harvard University Press where its journey to success finally began.
Unlike Baskerville, Didot has been successful for the past two hundred years. Its most successful use has been in the redesign of Harper’s Bazzar logo in 1991.
Many designers use Baskerville in the advertisement industry. This typeface portrays seriousness and authenticity. It is used in the entertainment industry in the logo of the movie American Gangster and the logo of Kate Spade New York.
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The concept behind this booklet was inspired by the anatomy of letters and how they are dissected into pieces. Taking the dissection
Baskerville has a rounder counter and a lower contrast between thick and thin in the stroke. Didot has a spur and a short serif, while Baskerville has no spur and a longer serif. Finally Baskerville has a bracket between the stem and the serif. Didots stem goes straight into a serif.
Baskerville shrinks in size and it’s counter stretches and becomes more oval.
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Baskerville’s bowl doesn’t close while Didot does. Didot has a longer counter and it’s link starts from the side.
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Baskerville and Didot Letter “G” Comparison
Even though Didot becomes a thicker letter it’s still overshadowed by how strong Baskervilles stroke is.
Baskerville has a spur.
The contrast between thick and thin in Baskerville’s stroke is dramatically lessened while in Didot the difference in the stroke is extreme.
Literally then using colour blocking and layering to separate the sections, the layout was developed. The Colour palette was inspired by the fashion colours of fall 2013. After learning the difference between the anatomy of both, Baskerville and Didot became my favourite typefaces.
g G The Cap-Height of Didot is greater than Baskerville
The Serif of the Baskerville extends farther upwards than the Didot does
The Bowl of Baskervilleis more rounded than Didot
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Didot is larger than Baskerville
Baskerville’s Link starts closer to the bottom center of the bowl
Didot doesn’t contain a Bracket
Baskerville’s Loop doesn’t close
Didot’s Stroke has a greater contrast between thick and thin
Didot has a Spur while Baskerville doesn’t have one
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Baskerville’s best use is in print due to it’s legibility and refined design. It can stand on it’s own in a fully typographical design.
Didot’s italic is designed to be used at large sizes. The hairline serifs have also been designed to accomadate it’s commercial use. Didot was first ristricted to metal type.
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100pt - 14pt
Baskervilles design speaks elegance since it’s creator experimented in different inks and papers finally acheiving a darker ink and a brighter paper. The contrast of the two complemented the typeface beautifully.
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ORLANDO STYLE MAGAZINE
Orlando Style Magazine
During my internship at Orlando Style Magazine I was able to work with costumers on their projects from start to end. My designs combined their requests and my ability to enhance their products using colour, layout, and typography. The following are examples of my work at the magazine. 28
LIVING â€˜N STYLE
LIVING â€˜N STYLE
:CFC@G3AA3<B7/:A GREY COBELLI HERITAGE FIT BLAZER
Grey herringbone premium italian heritage ďŹ t blazer. $260 www.us.topman.com
STRIPED TRIMMING FOULARD
Printed foulard in cotton with striped trimming and frayed edges $39.99 www.mango.com
Aviator-style sunglasses with tinted lenses and metal frames. UV-protective $9.95 www.hm.com
Oval hinged maxi-earrings with crystal and beads embellishment, hook fastening. $39.99 www.mango.com
Elasticized bracelet with wood and metal beads in various sizes. $5.95 www.hm.com
Suede and metal is the perfet mix this season combined with a thin belt that can be sized to your liking. $89.90 www.zara.com
BURBERRY CANOPY UMBRELLA
DRESS WITH BEADED EMBROIDERY
You have to be prepared for the rainy weather, and Burberry has umbrellas to help with that. For the on-the-go sophisticated man, the folding umbrella has the signature Burberry check canopy. It comes with a wraparound strap with snap-button closure. $215 www.burberry.com
CONSCIOUS EXCLUSIVE. Sleeveless dress in thick, silk-blend fabric. Beaded embroidery with rhinestones at front of bodice and on front and back of skirt. Seam at waist, concealed back zip, and tulip-shaped skirt with width at hips and side pockets. Lined. $129 www.hm.com
ANKLE STRAP SANDAL
Sandals to die for. Spice up your shoe collection this spring with this fabulous sandal. $89.90 www.zara.com
Cotton sneakers with front laces and rubber soles. $17.95 www.hm.com
STONE ALL OVER PRINT SKINNY CHINOS
Stone skinny chinos with red and black all over print, with mild wash and black metal buttons. 100% Cotton. Machine washable. $70 www.us.topman.com
Straw hat with a chiffon band around crown. $9.95 www.hm.com
Shag Couture 1/4 Page Ad
Woman Product Page Inspiration: Coral
The design highlights the unique bags the designer creates. Inspired by her style and her target audience.
The pieces I chose to add to this page are fun, fresh, and perfect for a summers night out.
The Pieces I chose to add to this page are daring. They inspire you to try something new
Inspiration: Classic Chic
Men Product Page
Peperoncino 1/2 Page Ad Right Images
A monthly themed ad for an Italian restaurant in Orlando. The themes for the following are Easter and Valentines Day.
Taco Bus 1/4 Page Ad Inspiration: Mexico
Target audience is busy individuals who are looking for something delicious to eat on the go.
Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, Paris
I am fortunate to travel back and forth between North America and Europe. On my travels I try to explore and document as many inspirational elements as possible. My background in architectural studies has always been a factor in my love for design. I was fortunate to that my connect flight back to the U.S. had a seven hour stop in Paris. Since I had never been to Paris, I rented a taxi and briefly visited all the hot spots. Basilica of the Sacré Cœur was my favourite stop. 13
Photography Workshop, Photoshop World 2013
My love for fashion is another source of inspiration for my designs. With self initiated projects, photographing fashion in different culture has helped my work become versatile and unique. My designs cater to diversity and individuality. I seek Alternative creations.
ARCHITECTURE ASHOUR ·SABEEL
Ashoor · Sabeel C.E. Inspiration: Ashoor · Sabeel C.E. buildings
A project resulting from the merging of Ashoor Construction Contracting–Jeddah, K.S.A–and Sabeel Consultant Engineers–Amman, Jordan.
Example of a spread in the portfolio.
I was approached by Fuad Tahatâ€“Senior Architect at Sabeel C.E.â€“to create a print portfolio that would combine the projects both companies have worked on in a cohesive and creative manner. The goal was to highlight their Commercial and Public Building projects, Housing & Villa
Compounds, and Residential Cities to acquire new customers. After learning about the companies goals and doing some research I was Inspired by the projects and their plans, I was able to create a fourty-two page portfolio that exceeded both companies expectations. 17
Alternative DESIGNER Hebahabdelqader@gmail.com Orlando, FL
Experience August 2013 – Current
UCF The Spot Position
Graphic Designer / Print Production
Responsibilities Created designs and print materials for campus departments. Assisted clients with Identity design, poster design, and prepared multi-page designs for high quality booklet printing.
January 2013 – July 2013
Orlando/Tampa Style Magazine Position
Creative and Editorial Internship
Responsibilities Designed and produced advertising materials for diverse clients. Created multiple layouts for featured articles. Prepared digital files for printing (preflighting).
Sabeel Consultant Engineers Position Responsibilities
Freelance Graphic Designer
Designed a portfolio booklet for Ashoor.Sabeel C.E. It showcased the company’s projects to acquire new customers. Consulted with Architects on the design for a Medical city in Saudi Arabia. Created artwork for a medical city presentation.
Strengths Conceptual Creative problem solver Experienced Team player Detailed Multi-tasker Language Read and Write: English & Arabic
Education March 2012 – May 2013
Wovenmyst.com Young Adult Magazine
Position Founder/Editor-in-chief Responsibilities Built strong relationships with publicists and agents working for HarperTEEN, HarlequinTEEN, and Simon Schuster’s Teen division. Managed writers, reviewers, and bloggers whose work is being published in the magazine. Interviewed authors, editors, and cover artists. 18
2005-2007 Applied Science University – Amman, Jordan Architecture 2007-2009 Valencia Community College – Orlando, FL A.A Pre-Architecture 2009-2010 University of South Florida – Tampa, FL Pre-Architecture 2011-2015 University of Central Florida – Orlando, FL Major: Graphic Design Minor: Digital Media Currently hold a 3.7 GPA
THANK YOU for your time and consideration... Hebah Abdelqader
Published on Mar 23, 2014