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KRISTEN LIBERO Š 2 013 Kristen Libero. All Rights Reserved . All written content, photographs, and illustrations are original works. No portion of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner without prior written consent of Kristen Libero. Academy of Art University Department of Graphic Design 79 New Montgomery Street San Francisco, California 94105


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k r i s t e n l i b e r o : S e l e c t e d Wo rk s

f i n d i n g : An M FA P o r t f o l i o

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project : Evolve Further pages : 08–25

project : Stand Higher pages : 26 –33

project : Push Through pages : 34–69

project : Find Balance pages : 70–85


p r o j e c t : Ta b l e o f C o n te n t s

project : See Clearly pages : 86–93

project : Shine Brightly pages : 94–101

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project : Digest Fully

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project : Acknowledgments pages : 108–109


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f i n d i n g : An M FA P o r t f o l i o


project : Statement of Purpose

Knowing how to get from place to place is an essential part of life, and those paths are often riddled with stops, starts, twists, and turns. Finding my way through those bumps in the road was a true test of determination, but finally arriving at this destination is the start of a new journey.

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Push yourself to new heights, and face the future without doubts — EVOLVE FURTHER.

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project : Evolve Further

course : Nature of Identity

instructor : Hunter Wimmer

T H E S T R A T E G Y of this course was to navigate through

the logic and process of branding, and learn how each piece and part could be integrated into the full brand promise. After selecting a dead, dying, or defunct company—in this case Sega—the goal was to breathe new life into the soul of the brand. T O A C C O M P L I S H T H I S , several methods of deconstruction occurred so as to fully understand the new and future facing needs of the brand. After researching the history and original purpose of Sega, brand grids, archetypal characters, and points of interest were developed. The next step was to determine the look and feel of the new brand direction, and begin work on the logo. Throughout the logo iteration process, images and content were simultaneously developed in order to complete the project with all parts and pieces in a timely manner. T H E

FINAL

PRODUCT

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tion was shown through a hardcover brand standards manual, complete with usage guidelines and detailed before and after explanations of the brand’s future facing direction. In this example, Sega takes on a sinister tone, proposing the experience of confronting inner demons and their outward expressions.

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project : Evolve Further

course : Nature of Identity

instructor : Hunter Wimmer

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project : Evolve Further

course : Nature of Identity

instructor : Hunter Wimmer

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project : Evolve Further

course : Nature of Identity

instructor : Hunter Wimmer

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project : Evolve Further

course : Nature of Identity

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project : Evolve Further

course : Nature of Identity

instructor : Hunter Wimmer

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project : Evolve Further

course : Nature of Identity

instructor : Hunter Wimmer

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project : Evolve Further

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project : Evolve Further

course : Nature of Identity

instructor : Hunter Wimmer

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Demonstrate your best traits and showcase them to move forward — STAND HIGHER.

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project : Stand Higher

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

W hen researching a subject that would later grow

to become an in-depth study, one of the most important parts was to develop and create a set of audience profiles, or archetypes. Personifying a target audience helped to more effectively communicate the message of the project, and demonstrated the anticipated range of use. F or this pro j ect , the goal was to determine a range of people

who broadly had a hard time balancing work and life. The challenge was to choose an appropriate yet effective way of expressing these archetypes through something other than just a headshot. Each was shown as if their personality could be summarized in the form of a chair—from a stay at home mom’s highchair, to a busy CEO’s Herman Miller desk chair. T he illustrations were derived from existing images, and recreated in vector form to create a uniform style, while each chair remained its own. All personalities are hypothetical, but were developed with the intention that anyone could find themselves relating to at least one of the characters.

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project : Stand Higher

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

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project : Stand Higher

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

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project : Stand Higher

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

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Enter a world where personal problems are always suppressed — PUSH THROUGH.

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

C reating a suite of integrated pieces in the form of a

hypothetical film festival was the challenge of this semester long project. After exploring numerous directors with extensive film collections, Clint Eastwood was chosen as the subject, and movie selection began. The films were chosen not by which were favorites or which ones won the most awards, but by finding a common thread throughout each that Eastwood used to express the meaning in his films. U sing this thread as the concept for the design direction, a suite of elements were created that included the following pieces: the title and logo of the festival, custom box set of DVDs, festival catalog book, custom matchboxes with enclosed ticket and festival schedule, soundtrack, advertisements and promotional posters, custom carrying box, original live action festival trailer, and website. A ll elements were created as one-of-akind prototypes, using materials such as laser-cut wood, concrete, plexi-glass, and newsprint. The film trailer was shot with the help of a professional videographer (Matt Cross) who took the art direction and channeled it into the editing to produce a cohesive live action short. Developing each part of this project was a first time experience, and a forceful expansion into different media that was enthusiastically embraced.

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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project : Push Through

course : Integrated Communications

i n s t r u c t o r : Hunter Wimmer & Chris Morlan

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Understand where your own personal line between work & life is drawn — FIND BALANCE.

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project : Find Balance

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

A T T H E S T A R T of the semester, a topic was chosen with

the intention of being explored holistically. Having to determine a balance between work and life is a struggle most people face, and coming to terms with your own best practices is the ultimate goal. Understanding that there was no real solution to this problem, only suggestions for individual improvements, was a much sought after answer to many weeks of questions. Several of the posed questions were collected and displayed graphically in order to more effectively explain their intent, while other insights were gained through interviews and research. T he culmi nation of this process was a book, explaining the full

problem, entertaining posed questions, and proposing solutions and suggestions for the found opportunity gaps. Each opportunity gap has an illustrated solution to show its hypothetical nature, and allows the reader to mold their own version of the idea to suit their own personal needs and goals.

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project : Find Balance

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

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project : Find Balance

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

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project : Find Balance

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

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project : Find Balance

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

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project : Find Balance

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

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project : Find Balance

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

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project : Find Balance

course : Visual Communications Lab

instructor : Hunter Wimmer & Phil Hamlett

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Realize that the road less traveled will remain foggy unless you adapt — SEE CLEARLY.

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project : See Clearly

course : Typography 4

instructor : Stan Zienka

C hoosing a song for this project with the intent

of portraying an emotion through that song was born through consistent feelings of unease and scattered thoughts. The goal was to express the lyrics and songs’ message through type, imagery, and color. In order to accomplish this, a system of experimental type was created using the song lyrics, which were then printed on transparency paper to be used on an overhead projector. The sheets of plastic were twisted, bent, and shaped in various ways to distort the text just enough to get the achieved effect. Other objects and printed images were used as well, including a deconstructed pocket watch and chain, cheesecloth, a slinky, ribbon, colored plexi-glass, and balloons. The process of combining and subtracting these elements in their different forms yielded quite a few interesting compositions. U ltimately , a selection of images were chosen to represent the song and its graphically portrayed emotions, and these images were collected and presented in poster form. The full text of the chosen song—Help I’m Alive, by Metric—is shown at the bottom of the poster for reference.

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project : See Clearly

course : Typography 4

instructor : Stan Zienka

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if i stumble they’re gonna eat me alive can you hear my heart beating like a hammer? project : See Clearly course beating like a hammer

: Typography 4

instructor : Stan Zienka

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a hammer come take my pulse, the p atrain ce is on a ay runaway train

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i tremble, they’re gonna eat me alive

if i stumble they’re gonna eat me alive

can you hear my heart beating like a hammer? beating like a hammer

help, i’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer hard to be soft, tough to be tender

come take my pulse, the pace is on a runaway train

help, i’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer beating like a hammer, beating like a hammer beating like a hammer

if you’re still alive my regrets are few

if my life is mine what shouldn’t i do?

i get wherever i’m going, i get whatever i need

while my blood’s still flowing and my heart’s still beating like a hammer, beating like a hammer

help, i’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer hard to be soft, tough to be tender

come take my pulse, the pace is on a runaway train

help, i’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer beating like a hammer, beating like a hammer beating like a hammer

if you’re still alive my regrets are few

if my life is mine what shouldn’t i do?

i get wherever i’m going, i get whatever i need

while my blood’s still flowing and my heart’s still beating like a hammer, beating like a hammer

beating like a hammer

beating like a hammer

help, i’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer

i tremble, they’re gonna eat me alive

eed

if i stumble they’re gonna eat me alive

can you hear my heart beating like a hammer? beating like a hammer, beating like a hammer beating like a hammer help, i’m alive,

my heart keeps beating like a hammer

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k r i s t e n l i b e r o : S e l e c t e d Wo rk s

f i n d i n g : An M FA P o r t f o l i o

Lyrics—Emily Haines of Metric Studio Release —April 2009 Acoustic Version—January 2010

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I tremble, they’re gonna eat me alive / If I stumble they’re gonna eat me alive

Help, I’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer / Hard to be soft

Can you hear my heart beating like a hammer? / Beating like a hammer

Tough to be tender / Come take my pulse, the pace is on a runaway train

Help, I’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer / Hard to be soft and

Help, I’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer, beating like a hammer

Tough to be tender / Come take my pulse, the pace is on a runaway train

I get wherever I’m going, I get whatever I need / While my blood’s still flowing

Help, I’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer, beating like a hammer

I tremble, they’re gonna eat me alive / If I stumble they’re gonna eat me alive

If you’re still alive my regrets are few / If my life is mine what shouldn’t I do? I get wherever I’m going, I get whatever I need / While my blood’s still flowing And my heart’s still beating like a hammer, beating like a hammer

Can you hear my heart beating like a hammer? / Beating like a hammer Help, I’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer, beating like a hammer


project : See Clearly

course : Typography 4

instructor : Stan Zienka

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Know you are capable of feats beyond your imagination — SHINE BRIGHTER.

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project : Shine Brighter

c o u r s e : 8 2 6 Va l e n c i a I n t e r n s h i p

instructor : Maria Inés Montes

S pending the summer working for an amazing

organization such as 826 Valencia was not only rewarding, but a great chance to work with a diverse group of people from various creative backgrounds. Entering in to this first experience with an art director—the lovely and talented Maria Inés Montes—was intimidating, but after jumping right in to the assignments, the fear gave way to excitement for the work ahead. T he

first

pro j ect was to develop the concept and design a suite

of materials for a scholarship dinner ceremony honoring a selection of kids. The suite included a full window display, event programs, certificates, name cards, and an invitation. The chosen theme of “Shine Bright” was expressed by using text to create—and illuminate—a light bulb shape. Each student needed to shine throughout all the materials, in order to display and honor their hard work during the year. T he second pro j ect came out of a personal love for stationery, and the need for that year’s annual holiday card. I partnered with 826 after the duration of my internship to create this letterpressed card, which was distributed as the personal holiday well wishes from the organization. This original illustration was derived from the quote printed on the front, taken as an excerpt from a book of kids’ stories written in one of the after school programs.

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project : Shine Brighter

c o u r s e : 8 2 6 Va l e n c i a I n t e r n s h i p

instructor : Maria InĂŠs Montes

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f i n d i n g : An M FA P o r t f o l i o


project : Shine Brighter

c o u r s e : 8 2 6 Va l e n c i a I n t e r n s h i p

instructor : Maria InĂŠs Montes

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f i n d i n g : An M FA P o r t f o l i o


project : Shine Brighter

c o u r s e : 8 2 6 Va l e n c i a I n t e r n s h i p

instructor : Maria InĂŠs Montes

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Begin to understand a glutenfree lifestyle and embrace the change — DIGEST FULLY.

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project : Digest Fully

co u r s e : Ma s te r ’s Th e s i s

inst ruc tors : Michael Kilgore & Michele Ronson

E m b a rkin g on a lengthy journey of exploration—two

years to be exact—surrounding a specific subject was no easy task. From the beginning, it was a struggle to find a subject that not only would merit focus for this length of time, but also turn out to be something that would hold my interest and be relevant enough to make other people care. I knew it had to be something involving food, and embracing a lifestyle that appreciates food as more than just basic human sustenance. After many roundabout discussions and thoughts, I settled on working with those living a gluten-free lifestyle. T h is s p e c i f i c s u b j e c t came about through the personal experiences I had growing up with a dad who had to (and still does) adhere to a strict, medically necessary, gluten-free diet due to his diagnosis of Celiac Disease. This is an auto immune disease in which the small intestine is slowly destroyed by gluten—a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. When he was diagnosed in 1996, no one knew about this strange sounding enemy of the gut, but gluten and the gluten-free market have since exploded onto the scene in recent years, proving this topic relevant in today’s world. T h e p ri m a r y f o c u s of this project was to dissect, distill, and demonstrate the elements and practices of a gluten-free lifestyle. I chose to concentrate not only on those with an official diagnosis, but also on the millions of others who have chosen this lifestyle because their bodies feel better without eating gluten. In the end, the goal of the project was to educate those starting out on a gluten-free journey, and provide support and suggestions for doing it with ease.

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project : Digest Fully

co u r s e : Ma s te r ’s Th e s i s

inst ruc tors : Michael Kilgore & Michele Ronson

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k r i s t e n l i b e r o : S e l e c t e d Wo rk s

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f i n d i n g : An M FA P o r t f o l i o


project : Digest Fully

co u r s e : Ma s te r ’s Th e s i s

inst ruc tors : Michael Kilgore & Michele Ronson

digest:

BREaKINg DOWN a gLuTEN-fREE LIfESTyLE www.theglutendigest.com

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Producing this body of work could not have happened without help — THANK YOU.

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project : Acknowledgments

W hen I first decided to go back to school, the

overwhelming reaction of my friends and family was excitement and trepidation, mostly due to the fact that the school in question was on the opposite coast. I needed a change of direction in my life at the time, and moving across the country to attend grad school seemed like the right choice. F our years later , the journey comes to a close with a large helping of gratitude. I am so thankful for the chance to have learned from such incredible teachers and mentors, those of whom include Hunter Wimmer, Micheal Kilgore, Michele Ronson, Christopher Morlan, Phil Hamlett, Roland Young, and Bob Sloate. And a special thanks goes to Mary Scott, for without her patience, keen eye, and honesty, this book would not have been possible. F or the friends that have stood by me throughout this arduous process, both in the program and out, from coast to coast—your patient ears, necessary distractions, humorous relief, and overwhelming acceptance not only got me through, but have made me a better person. A nd finally to my parents—for without their consistent support, love, and trust I would not have been able to push myself for literal and figurative miles to create this collection of work. T han k you all from the warmest place in my heart.

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KRISTEN LIBERO email : kristen.libero@gmail.com phone : 571.334 .3 036 web : kristenlibero.com course : Portfolio Seminar instructor : Mary Scott school : Academy of Art University department director : Phil Hamlett department chair : Mary Scott photography : Kristen Libero typography : Gotham & Eames Century Modern p a p e r : Fi n c h Fi n e 1 0 0 l b Te x t printer : Giant Horse Printing bindery : The Key Printing & Binding


Portfolio  

Selected Works of Kristen Libero