Page 1

TYPO GRA PHY portfol io


2 • Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014


Jordan Dobrowski Designs

Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014 • 3


portfolio table of contents Introduction/About Ampersand Logo

7 8-9

Typography Terms

10-11

Ubiquitous Type Spread

12-13

Typographer Poster

14-15

Sketchbook

16-17

Character Study

18-19

Curriculum Vitae

20-21

Snaps

22-31

Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014 • 5


6 • Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014


ABOUT Jordan Dobrowski I grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA and was always talented and obsessed with various forms of art including drawing, painting, and dancing. Growing up I traveled to plenty of different places with my family, which led to my interest in moving across the country to Los Angeles to study at FIDM. I specifically chose graphic design because it is a mixture of form and function allowing me to use my art skills, mathematic and logic skills, the things that I have continued to excel at most. Now that I am halfway through my classes for graphic design classes, I have realized that the occupation is perfect for me since it provides a problem that needs a solution, yet allows me to be creative with it. Over the past nine months I have developed my own style through learning about the history of design and researching current designs and designers. Right now I like to keep my designs extremely clean and simple. I tend to call my designs and myself minimalistic, but of course I expect my style to grow and change as I learn more at FIDM and in the industry in the future.


Ampersand Logo Design

8 • Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014


AM

& D AN N RS SIG PE DE

Park Lane NF 248 PT. / Century Gothic 20 PT.

Design

ARB 66 Neon Block 180 PT. / 30 PT.

Ampersand Design

Cochin [Bold] 27 PT.


TYPOGRAPHY TERMS


reversed Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014 • 11


12 • Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014


Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014 • 13


TYPOGRAPHER POSTER

14 • Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014


ERIK FF

META

SPIEKERMANN Erik Spiekermann was born on May 30, 1947 and is a German typographer currently working as a professor at the University of Arts Breman. He famous for creating various fonts including Berliner Grotesk BQ, FF Meta, ITC Officina Serif, and ITC Officina Sans. He worked as a freelance graphic designer in London after studying at Berlin’s Free University while running a letterpresss printing press to meet ends meet. Spiekermann founded United Designers Network (UDN) in 2001 and the company name has since been changed to Edenspiekermann. Through Spierketmann’s success, he has created two design companies and various fonts and continues to use his knowledge and skills to teach future graphic designers.

ITC

SANS


Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014 • 17


Times New Roman Italic


Character S T U D Y

The letter W was added to the Latin alphabet at the 23rd letter of the set. Germany originally used wrote the letter <VV> which translated to <uu> in that language. By the eighth century, early English and High German writers were making the distinction between the <VV> and <uu>. From, the <uu> diagraph is where the name of the W (“double u”) derives. In addition, the W is the only letter of the English language that includes more than one syllable. Gradually, people that wrote the letter W shifted from using otwo Vs next to each other to two Vs touching and connecting, thus forming the entire character. In Europe, the W is only used in the central western countries, and in some

of those countries the letter is used to represent the W and the U sounds. Specifically, the English language uses plenty of words starting with W where the letter is silent and an R follows and only the R is pronounced. Such words include: wrap, write, wrinkle, wroth, wreck, etc. The W is used in website URLs as a prefix (www.) and has consequently been pronounced “dub-u dub-u dub-u” for shortening. The 42nd U.S. President George W. Bush has also nicknamed the letter “dubya” due to his dialect from the south. The letter is also the name of a high fashion magazine standing for the word “women” where the magazine uses the character as its title and logo.

Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014 • 19


CURRICULUM VITAE

20 • Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014


JORDAN D o br o ws k i

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Contact 7242553708 jordandobrowski@aol.com Current Address: 725 South Bixel Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 Permanent Address: 2314 Shamrock Lane Canonsburg, PA 15317

WORK Experience Concession Stand Worker Iceoplex at Southpointe - Canonsburg, PA August 2010 - May 2011

Education High School Graduate Canon McMillan High School Currently enrolled at FIDM Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Earning an Associates of Art Degree in Graphic Design

OTHER Skills Thorough knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Microsoft Office programs

Ice Cream Worker

Basic knowledge in Photography, Adobe

Sarris Candies - Canonsburg, PA

Dreamweaver, HTML, and CSS language

July 2011 - June 2013

Hand drawing and illustrating


SNAPS

22 â&#x20AC;˘ Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014


snap

the arts journal

in this issue: william burroughs noam chomsky ayn rand fabian barone paula scher issue one volume seven

Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014 â&#x20AC;˘ 23


issue one volume seven

in this issue:

william burroughs noam chomsky fabian barone ayn rand paula scher

snap

the arts journal

24 â&#x20AC;˘ Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014


snap the arts journal volume seven

in this issue:

william burroughs noam chomsky fabian barone ayn rand paula scher

Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014 â&#x20AC;˘ 25

issue one


the arts journal in this issue: william burroughs noam chomsky fabian barone ayn rand paula scher

snap issue one volume seven

26 â&#x20AC;˘ Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014


volume seven issue one

sn ap

the arts journal

in this issue:

fabian barone

william burroughs

ayn rand

noam chomsky

paula scher

Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014 â&#x20AC;˘ 27


snap the arts journal issue one

volume seven

in this issue: william burroughs noam chomsky fabian barone ayn rand paula scher

28 â&#x20AC;˘ Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014


snap

snap

the arts journal

issue one

volume seven

in this issue: william burroughs noam chomsky fabian barone

ayn rand

paula scher

Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014 â&#x20AC;˘ 29


snap ithe s sarts u evolume o n e seven journal

in this issue:

william burroughs noam chomsky fabian barone paula scherayn rand

30 â&#x20AC;˘ Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014


snap

issue one volume seven

the arts journal

in this issue: noam chomsky paula scher fabian barone ayn rand william burroughs

Dobrowski Portfolio Winter 2014 â&#x20AC;˘ 31

Jordandobrowski single