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JOCELINE JANICE KUSWANTO “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” Mulan, Disney

+6583323775

jocelinejanicek@gmail.com

2009-2013

31 Boon Teck Rd D’Mira #06-01 Singapore 329602


FASHION PHOTOSTORY

The Lightness of Being (2012) She is a magical being that is naturally attracted to light. In this whimsical photostory, I acted as one of the photographers and the digital imaging artist. The shoot relied on natural lighting in a constrained space. Using photoshop, I manipulated the colours, cleaned the background and made her levitate to create hauntingly beautiful images.


EDITORIAL DESIGN

Creativity Now (2013) The book is a journal of exercises which I did in the Creative Opportunities and Industries class that spanned over twelve weeks. I intended it to be refined, a touch monochromatic and almost wordless. The most basic of grids was used.


EDITORIAL DESIGN

Creative Process Journal (2013)


The journal documents the process of creating three different acessories for studio module. It chronicles the development of ideas, the trials and errors of making the prototypes, and includes personal reflections. The layout was inspired by biological journals; the grids were rigid and structured.


BR ANDING

Personal Identity (2013)


The self branding includes a logomark, a logotype and collaterals. Particular attention was given to the selection of typefaces, paper and packaging materials to convey masculinity and understated

elegance, while the design was kept simplistic. Slate gray, gunmetal, and dark blue compliment the sleek design.


MOODBOARD

Inspirations (2013) I created these moodboards when I found inspirations in the place I went to and in the song I was listening to. The Kills’ song, which I used to loop everyday, inspired me to create a retro-cyber punk style board pictured on the left. On the other hand, the moodboard on the right conveys the loneliness that can only be found in early morning Little India, which I thought was eerie.


FASHION INSTALLATION

Come Closer (2013) I was involved as a member of the Visual Merchandising team for Come Closer, an art-meets-fashion exhibition that sells unique fashion accessories.


“An incognito collaborative of Level 2 Fashion Media & Industries students invite you to Come Closer. Although the objects of desire are out of reach, the collection of fashion accessories and artifacts are available for actual purchase via an online retail platform created specifically for the project.

This innovative exhibition utilises fashion curation to explore the relationship between the online shop and the physical shop all within the museum space.�


FASHION ILLUSTR ATION

30 Days of Drawings (2012) I did one drawing each day, for 30 days. I had the chance to discover, explore and experiment with many traditional mediums, some of which I have never used before.


FASHION DESIGN

Human & Earth (2008) Working with the theme “Mask�, I created a few fashion designs inspired by global warming, and illustrated them digitally in a single painting. Although oxygen masks are telling, another form of metaphorical mask, the human ignorance, is also present through the figures’ body postures. The overall art direction and textile patterns borrowed elements from Japanese wood painting, which served as a contrast to the industrial setting.


PAINTING

Invisible (2010) With this painting, I comment on the fact that not enough appreciation is given to foreign workers who help build the nation. Red helmets and blue shirts are reminiscent of samsui women in the past, who, like current workers, left behind their homes and individualities in the pursuit of better lives. As the painting style was influenced by Surrealism, Invisibility was conveyed quite literally.


FASHION PHOTOSTORY

Copycat (2012)


In this photography assignment, I was my own photographer, stylist, and art director. The focus is on catching natural light, depth of field, selection of garments, and digital finishing. Although we were required to replicate various professional photographers’ work, what matters was how we made it our own.


FASHION PHOTOSTORY

Time Capsule (2012)

This is a story of two best friends reuniting and reliving their childhood. I was one of the photographers in a team that sought to capture candid and heart-warming moments between two friends. The resulting images are static shots of fluid movements under natural golden sunlight.


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JOCELINE JANICE KUSWANTO

31 Boon Teck Rd D’ MIRA #06-01 Singapore 329602 +6583323775 jocelinejanicek@gmail.com


Joceline Janice Kuswanto – Portfolio 2013