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D e p a r t m e n t C h air

Ty p e f ac e

415 812 1455

Mary Scott

Trade Gothic

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Cl a s s

P r in t in g & Bin din g

karendotsin@gmail.com

Portfolio Seminar

Giant Horse / Arnold’s

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www.karendotsin.com

Lian Ng

100# Finch Fine Text

A C A D EM Y O F A R T UNI V E R SI T Y

C O P Y R I GH T Š 2 014 BY K A R EN SIN

79 Montgomer y St.

All Right Reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval

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system, or transmitted in any form as well as by any means photocopying, recording, or otherwise without permission of the copy right holder,Karen Sin.


DEDICATION For my parents, Johnnie Sin, Lisa Sin-Lo, my sisters Josette, Charlotte, my dog Simba, and my better half Michael Chan. I am so grateful for everything you have done for me throughout the years. Without all your support I wouldn’t be able to do this. Thank you for encouraging me to dream big.


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Marimekko

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Hong Kong Airline

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Sleep

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VIRITY: blu / Jaune

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Wedding Inviataion

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Identity

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O B JE C T I V E

MARIMEKKO

The objective is to create a new product line for Marimekko.

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SOLUTION

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Moving forward of Marimekko from fabric to household products. Marimekko particularly noted for brightly colored printed fabrics

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and simple styles, used both in women’s garments and in home

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CL A S S PACK AGING DESIGN 3

IN S T RUC T ION T H O M A S M C N U LT Y

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O B JE C T I V E

HONG KONG AIRLINES

The implementation of our visual identity is essential for promoting, maintaining, and protecting the equity and value of the brand.

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These guidelines have been created to direct the implementation

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of Hong Kong Airline’s visual brand expression. They are meant to provide a technical understanding of the structure and makeup of our

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new signature and inform all future brand communication decisions.

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This is a highlight of the new chapter in Hong Kong’s aviation

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history. In 2010, Hong Kong Airline joined the IATA which is the biggest domestic and international airline in China, therefore

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becoming, Air International. In order to attract a diverse customer

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base and make leaps in its international offerings, Air International

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creates a brand identity for Dragon Air International that brings

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the brand to a position that is more unique, contemporary, and culturally reminiscent.

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SLEEP

To create a series of posters and brochure based on my topic of “Sleep­— how to get a good rest”

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SOLUTION This is a combo of brochure, poster, and website. The topic is about

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“Sleep”. I pick this topic which I’m interested. I insisted myself

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to keep on my own drawing drafts. After all the refinements, here’s the brochure that I have achieved. The process and challenge that

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I have gone through in creating this project was tough, but it was

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a very good experience.

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SOLAR RADIATION

To design a 96 page book based on one of the following themes: Survival or Network. All elements of the design must be in using

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our own creation, by taking our own photos and/or producing our

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own illustrations, maps, charts and graphs.

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SOLUTION

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The book is about Transmitted solar radiation. Every day the sun radiates, or sends out, an enormous amount of energy. It

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radiates more energy in one second than people have used since

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time begin. Where does all this energy come from? It comes from within the sun itself.

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O B JE C T I V E

MILLENNIAL WINE

To introduce Sio Rio, newly launched in the winery market. This wine costs below the $10 wine category for the target audience

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between the ages 21-29.

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Embracing the winemaking idea of Sio Rio is to blend each

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vineyard’s top grapes to create a wine that celebrates the infinity of the sun and river. Also, to increase the brand awareness, a new

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wine label and package design is necessarily in connecting to the

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targeted wine consumers.

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FIAT

The objective is to create a new by-product to sell in-store for Fiat Automobiles.

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SOLUTION The Fiat brand currently offers high-end and vintage automobile.

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This brand would be perfect to create different kinds of lifestyle

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products in the market. The dashboard meter clock reflects the rapid and high-end feeling of Fiat brand.

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O B JE C T I V E

STREET FOOD

Using the Pantone guide to communicate with color. The goal of this project is to investigate the specific aspects of posters. We

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learned to develop strong visual formats and structure to maximize

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communication effectiveness.

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SOLUTION

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The Hong Kong Street food

poster series require a visualization

of colors through pattern and content. The series look to showcase C AT E G O RY

current color trends. The idea is to educate the audience about

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the obsession street food has with sour, salty, and sweet, and how it’s relevant to their lives. Color is a visual representation of taste

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and emotion. The goal is to visualize each color in a unique way by

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aligning them with emotions such as obsession and addiction. These dark emotions paired with bright colors, create a tension that turns those emotions into colorful personalities.

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ERUPTED: ICELANDIC

To design a 96 page book based on one of the following themes:

VOLCANOES

Survival or Network. All elements of the design must be in using our own creation, by taking our own photos and/or producing our

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own illustrations, maps, charts and graphs.

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The book is about volcano erupted. It features on how eruption

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are formed and the intensity of the type of windstorms. The concept is about the invading and destruction that a volcano can

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be

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close together to create the feeling of tension similar to the

erupted. This is visually shown by having columns placed

feeling of these storms are formed. Specifically about the Iceland D EL I V ER A BL E

volcano that erupted. Discuss about how volcano affecting our

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life, economic and the planet itself. What does climate change that make it effect of the active volcano.

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O B JE C T I V E

ESSENCE: blu/jaune

To create a brand identity for a new homeware retail store “Essence” that combines futuristic and upscale design to compete with the

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main competitor, Pottery Barn. Essence will initiate two different

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categories and their sub-brands are, Blu (gardening apparel) and Jaune (home ambience).

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SOLUTION We all recognize that being eco-conscious isn’t a trend—it’s

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the future. My products mainly focus on being compostable and

PACKAGING SERIES

to minimize any unnecessary packaging. Viridity design will be incorporated to the Blu and Jaune, to promote home growing and

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pleasant lifestyle by using all natural substances.


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Main Brand

Home Decors

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Bathroom Products Home Ambience

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Gardening Apparel Gardening Supplies


Home Decors Table Lamps Wall Painting Sofa Pillow Planters Live Plants Patio Accnt Table Ottoman Vase Ceramic Display Bird Nest Decor Desk Clock Basket Glass Container

Home Ambience Candles Incense Sets Diffusers

Gardening Supplies Seeds (Flower Seeds)

Potpourri Tea Light

Pruner Cultivator Trowel Solar Pathway Light Water Can Hose

Gardening Apparel Rain Boots Gloves Sun Hat Apron

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Josette & Vincent

The proper implementation of our visual identity is essential for promoting, maintaining, and protecting the equity and value of

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our brand. These guidelines have been created to direct the

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implementation of Hong Kong Airline’s visual brand expression. They are meant to provide a technical understanding of the

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structure and makeup of our new signature and inform all future

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brand communication decisions. SOLUTION This light marked the beginning of a new chapter in Hong Kong’s

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aviation history. In 2010, Hong Kong Airline joined the IATA which

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is the biggest domestic and international airline in China, therefore becoming, Air International. Need to create a brand identity for Dragon Air International that brings the brand to a position that

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is more unique, contemporary, and culturally reminiscent. Hong

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THANK YOU Thank You! You made me to be able to make this out. And thank you all, my dad, Johnny, my mom, Lisa, my sister, Josette. Lian Ng, Thomas McNulty, Carolina De Bartolo, Megumi Kiyama. Friends, designers, musicians and artists. You always inspire me. I love you all.

Michael Chan

Jeff Zhang

Wei Sun

Koee Poon

Ella Chan

Matthew Kwok

Gary Wong

Thomas Celi

Samuel Shum

Marimekko

Nick Sham

Debbie Chan

Sunny Chan

Cecilia Lo

Pak Wing Ng

Beanna Ling

Target Inc

The Plonet

Giant Horse

Cathay Pacific

Vincent Lai

Swissport

Simba Sin

Jim Yuen

Jim Li

Glory Tang

Henry Chan

Paul Rand

Jonathan Ng

Kiwi Cao

Jack Yuen

Sunny

Abi Kwok

Dee Shin

In Motions

Arnold Martinez


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