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Po rt fo l i o 2013


I l l u s t r at i o n &

Graphic Design

LauraSchmidbauer

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Before The Law

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Caoilte Cosfhada

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Feel Good

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Delicate Gilthead

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Scout Booklet

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A Comic

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Make Love

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Feuerwear

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Blueman

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4 p h oto g r a p h y

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Insight and Out

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Change

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5me

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Krauskopf?

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Here I Am

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2 ILLUSTRATION b e fo r e t h e l aw Interpretation of the short story Before The Law by Franz Kafka into a comic. The hard black and white imagery underlines the grim atmosphere of the tale, while the simulation of an expressionistic woodcut tries to give it a historical classification. The imitation of the woodcut was done in Photoshop, where I

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laid black boxes over my sketches and manually „carved“ out the white gaps, to give me the closest experience to doing an actual woodcut. >> 2011 >> Kölner Design Akademie >> Photoshop


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2 ILLUSTRATION 1 0 5 – t h e u pp e r b e r t h Interpretation of the short story The Upper Berth by Francis Marion Crawford into a motion comic. Three people created a motion comic of approximately eleven minutes. I did the character design, line art, coloured the people and added atmosphere (mist, spray, sun, smoke...). Denise Herkrath coloured the backgrounds, Anna Münch

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did the motion and audio in Final Cut.

>> 2012 >> Kölner Design Akademie >> Photoshop, Illustrator >> watch it on vimeo >>


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turn over, please!


thank you.


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back! y o u d i d g r e at .


2 ILLUSTRATION C a o i lt e C o s f h a d a Illustration and craft of a storybook of the Irish fairy tale Caoilte Cosfhada by Douglas Hyde. To underline the long, quiet character of the story and characterize the wide Irish countryside an extreme horizontal format was used. The illustrations are done in watercolour and pencil. The handcrafted book got a leathery look with

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bronze letters to imitate an old traditional storybook. In the following only my illustrations of the two people group work are shown. >>2011/12 >> Kรถlner Design Akademie >> Pencil, Watercolour


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2 ILLUSTRATION Feel Good Song text illustration of the song Feel Good by Gorillaz. The song consists of two quite dark and gloomy verses, whereas the chorus is more cheerful and has more positive lyrics. I took the lyrics literally („The city‘s breaking down...“) and broke the city apart, while the hope bringing windmill rises out

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of the destruction. The illustration consists of several layers, the whole song text is integrated (on signs, billboards, flags etc.). >> 2011 >> Kölner Design Akademie >> Watercolour, China ink


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you know the game...

Flip it over!


WATCH OUT , IT ‘ S G OIN G TO G ET TRICKY NOW .

b r AVO !


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THAT WENT


WELL . CON G RATULATIONS !


2 ILLUSTRATION d e l i c at e g i lt h e a d Study of an object of my own choice under the topic „skeleton“. There is not too much to say about this project. I bought the gilthead, cooked it, ate it and made the illustrations in the meantime. I used coloured pencils for the illustrations and garlic, lemon, salt and lots of rosemary for the

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gilthead. It was delicious.

>> 2011 >> Kölner Design Akademie >> Couloured pencils


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2 ILLUSTRATION scout booklet Illustrations for the annual programme for the scouts of St. Georg in Cologne. In this work during my internship at buenasoma design in Dßsseldorf I had the task to illustrate the new courses and activities added to the scouts’ summer programme of 2013. The casual and young style of the booklet is underlined

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through rough sketches, that look like done with ballpen.

>> 2012/13 >> buenasoma design >> Photoshop


H av e a break,

h av e a Comic!


H av e a break,

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3graphicdesign m a k e lo v e Design of a give away which is supposed to address auditive, tactile and visual consumers in the same way, make people communicate and hold a special surprise. Condoms bring people together, communication is a basic prerequisite using them and all the differed sorts and flavours address the different

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types of consumers.

>> 2013 >> Kรถlner Design Akademie >> Illustrator, Photoshop


3graphicdesign feuerwear For the fashion and accessory label feuerwear stand-up displays were to be designed. Every cardboard stand-up will display a different bag. Once you remove the bag you will see an x-ray picture of what might be in it. This work was done during my internship at buenasoma design and my job was to create the illustration of the

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x-ray pictures.

>> 2013 >> buenasoma design >> Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign


3graphicdesign blueman Illustration of a mascot for a craftsman’s business using Illustrator. The Blueman is ready and prepared to come to your aid, whenever your toilet is clogged! He works for Plumbing Schmitz and is as efficient as he is fast.

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>> 2011 >> KĂślner Design Akademie >> Illustrator, Photoshop


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Klempnerei

Schmitz

Klempnerei Schmitz Brunnengasse 3 82304 Großweil Fon.: 0334 98 557 1 Fax.: 0334 98 557 2 Mail: schmitz@klempner.de Bürozeiten: Mo–Do: 8.00–16.00, Fr: 8.00–12.00 Sparkasse GroßweilKleinweil Konto Nr.: 47 238 020 0 BLZ: 8200 899 Steuernummer: 24 5578 3698


Klempnerei Schmitz Brunnengasse 3 82304 Großweil Fon.: 0334 98 557 1 Fax.: 0334 98 557 2 Mail: schmitz@klempner.de

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Brunneng Fon.: 0334 asse 3 82304 Gr oßweil 98 557 M ail: schm 1 Fax.: 0334 98 55 72 itz@klem pner.de


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4 P h oto g r a p h y Insight and out Study of psychological and idealizing photography. The model is shown in two different ways. First she is shown without any requisites, only her face and naked shoulders. As detail her hands are added, because working intensely with her hands is what she does. On the second picture

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she is shown how she would represent herself in society. The requisites she holds in her hands define who she is, not what she can do with them. Groupwork with Alexander Jeske. >> 2012 >> Kรถlner Design Akademie >> Sony Alpha 350, Photoshop


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4 P h oto g r a p h y change A Series of six pictures, which display „change“. „Change“ was displayed in the process of a shopping addiction. The person concerned undergoes six different stages of her addiction, which brings her pleasure at first but makes her stumble and fall in the end. The change of her body and expression symbolize her psychological

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change, whereas her surroundings show what happens to her in society. In the end she is alone and has lost everything through her addiction. Group work with Nico Wiehage. >> 2012 >> Kölner Design Akademie >> Sony Alpha 350, Photoshop, Lightroom


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5 ME


5me krauskopf? Since this portfolio is written in the English language some explanation about my synonym “KrausKopf” is in order. The literal translation is “FrizzHead”. Curls and frizzes greatly represent my frizzy thoughts and curly head. But of course there is more to the design of my logo than just my looks. It also combines my passion for Illustration

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with Graphic Design. I transformed hand drawn lines into a more solid form, which gave them a clearer graphical aspect. My own handwriting as font gave it back its illustrational character. The unique font and unusual form make it exciting, let it stand out and give room for imagination and all different kinds of expectation.


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5me Here I am I hope you enjoyed my portfolio so far. I wanted to let my work speak for itself so I will only now –briefly– introduce myself. My name is Laura Schmidbauer, I am 26 years old and I live in Cologne, Germany. I would like to specialize in Illustration and Graphic Design and am always eager to learn and try out new things.

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But I don‘t want to talk too much about myself. I am here to try and make everything a little more beautiful. >> 1986 >> Cologne >> Mum, Dad, my environment


Po rt fo l i o 2013 laura.schmidbauer@web.de 01577 29 25 743


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