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I was

born

07 13 1990 Age 8

6months in Chicago, IL

When there was an event in my elementary school that all parents had to come to school and serve lunch to students, my parents were not there. When I was young, I hated my parents for not spending much time with me. Because both of them were working, I couldn’t spend as much time with them as my friends did with theirs. And that

into

hatred

loneliness

turned

towards my parents.

16 years in Seoul, Korea

Age 14 One day, I tried to sneak out of my house at 3 a.m. Of course, I got caught by my parents. I was afraid that they would scold me. However, my mom just hugged me without any word.

rebellious

When I was an adolescent, I was I did every possible thing to hurt my parent’s feelings including skipping classes, hanging out with friends until late night, and showing

.

. . . . . .in little interest . . . . .academia. .......

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.......

Age 16

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Age 19 Everything was new in college. It was time to make decisions about my future. But, I still couldn’t imagine my future. So I took a range of classes from art to biochemistry to explore my options.

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One of my favorite teachers in my high school, Mr. Larson, said, “You are so intelligent.” I was so puzzled because I never heard such a compliment before. This one sentence completely changed my life.

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Before, I lived day by day. But, from my high school years, I started

. . . . . . . to look further and think about the ....... ....... .... . I realized the need to study and .... . . . . . . 3 years in . . . ... Irvine, CA .... ....

future

... .... . . . At Lawrence University, I studied mostly academic subjects. Although .. . . . . fascinated me. I got good grades in those classes, none of them . . . . really . During sophomore year in college, I found myself creating art works . . .. .... .... . . . I found my . . path.

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So I decided to transfer to an art/design related school.

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2 years in Appleton, WI

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Self Portrait

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process book.

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Age 20

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On an ordinary day, I received a package from my dad. What a surprise. With anticipation, I opened the package and there was a shiny little diamond necklace with a note saying, “I am proud of you.”

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Now, I realize the love from my parents. Thinking back, I realized that my need for attention made me rebellious. Despite all my uncontrollable behavior, my parents held back and always supported me. I was just too young to notice their support and

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Age 21

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I transferred to design school because design always fascinated me.

.... ....

I transferred to Carnegie Mellon University and changed my major to design. I often pull all-nighters, working 12 hours a day, and sometimes feeling very fatigued. However, that doesn’t really matter because I am doing

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what I want, what I love. ........

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1.5 years in Pittsburgh, PA

Suzanne Choi.

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love.

Suzanne Choi Beginning Typography 1, Fall’12 School of Design Carnegie Mellon University


First, I started by making lists of myself. I considered location, alphabet, time, categories, and heirarchy.


With these visual and verbal lists of myself in mind, I started to generate sketches of self portrait, considering which aspect of me would represent myself the best.


And digitally visualized my sketches. However, I found myself having hard time deciding on these visuals, because I didn’t have exact script of my self-portrait. I realized now it is time to actually write down what I want to say about myself.


I am person who don’t usually reveals oneself. But, I wanted to reveal the deepest part of myself this time. So, I decided to show my perception changes throughout my life. It is because I believe one’s mind and thought represents the deepest self rather than what one has or one’s outer appearance.

And, in doing so, I highlighted some words of stories that summarize that part of the story. In this, I had visual representation of my self portrait in mind.


6months Chicago, IL

Age 8

When there was an event in my elementary school that all parents have to come to school and serve lunch to students, my parent was not there. When I was young, I hated my parents for not spending much time with me. Because both of them were working, I couldn’t spend as much time with my

parents as my friends did with theirs. And that

turned into

hatred

loneliness

towards my parents.

16 years Seoul, Korea

Age 14

One day, I tried to sneak out of my house at 3 a.m. Of course, I got caught by my parents. I was afraid that they would scold me. However, my mom just hugged me without any word.

When I was an adolescent, I was

rebellious

.

I did every possible thing to hurt my parent’s feeling including skipping classes, hanging out with friends until late night, and showing

little interest in academia.

Age 16

One of my favorite teachers in my high school, Mr. Larson, said, “you are so intelligent.” I was so puzzled because I never heard such compliment before. This one sentence completely changed my life. Before, I lived day by day. But, from my high school years, I started

future

to look further and think about the

. I realized the need to study and

3 years Irvine, CA

Age 19

Everything was new in college. It was time to make decisions about my future. But, I still couldn’t imagine my future. So I took a range of classes from art to biochemistry to explore my options. At Lawrence University, I studied mostly academic subjects. Although I got good grades in these classes, none of them really fascinated me. During sophomore year in college, I found myself creating art works

I found my path.

So I decided to transfer to an art/design related school. 2 years Appleton, WI

Age 20

On an ordinary day, I received a package from my dad. With a surprise, I opened the package and there was a shiny little diamond necklace with a note saying, “I am proud of you.” Now, I realize a love from my parents. Thinking back, I realized that my need for attention made myself rebellious. Despite all my uncontrollable behavior, my parents held back and always supported me. I was just too young to notice their support and

love. Age 21 transferred to design school because design always fascinates me. I transferred to Carnegie Mellon University and changed my major to design. I often pulling an all-nighter, working 12 hours a day, and sometimes feeling very fatigued. However, nothing doesn’t really matter because I am doing

what I want, what I love. 1.5 years Pittsburgh, PA

Before going into digital visualization of my self portrait, I wanted to make sure how my self portrait should feel and look-like, considering my own voice.


Based on feed back I got from others, I started to revise my self-portrait both on visual and text wise, because I wanted people to get what I wanted to convey.


6months in Chicago, IL

6months Chicago, IL

Age 8

Age 8

When there was an event in my elementary school that all parents have to come to school and serve lunch to students, my parent was not there.

When there was an event in my elementary school that all parents have to come to school and serve lunch to students, my parent was not there.

When I was young, I hated my parents for not spending much time with me. Because both of them were working, I couldn’t spend as much time with my parents

When I was young, I hated my parents for not spending much time with me. Because both of them were working, I couldn’t spend as much time with my parents

as my friends did with theirs. And that

as my friends did with theirs. And that

into

hatred

loneliness

turned

into

towards my parents.

hatred

loneliness

turned

towards my parents.

16 years in Seoul, Korea

16 years in Seoul, Korea

Left: -tried switch background photos of top and bottom part to make background more consistant with text. -changed color of circle on “story academia” part to distinguish two parts of stories. -line spacing adjustment

Age 14

Age 14

One day, I tried to sneak out of my house at 3 a.m. Of course, I got caught by my parents. I was afraid that they would scold me. However, my mom just hugged me without any word.

One day, I tried to sneak out of my house at 3 a.m. Of course, I got caught by my parents. I was afraid that they would scold me. However, my mom just hugged me without any word. When I was an adolescent, I was

rebellious

When I was an adolescent, I was

.

rebellious

.

I did every possible thing to hurt my parent’s feeling including skipping classes, hanging out with friends until late night, and showing

I did every possible thing to hurt my parent’s feeling including skipping classes, hanging out with friends until late night, and showing

little interest in academia.

little interest in academia.

Age 16

Age 16

One of my favorite teachers in my high school, Mr. Larson, said, “you are so intelligent.” I was so puzzled because I never heard such compliment before. This one sentence completely changed my life.

One of my favorite teachers in my high school, Mr. Larson, said, “you are so intelligent.” I was so puzzled because I never heard such compliment before. This one sentence completely changed my life.

Before, I lived day by day. But, from my high school years, I started

Before, I lived day by day. But, from my high school years, I started

future

future

to look further and think about the

to look further and think about the

. I realized the need to study and

. I realized the need to study and

3 years in Irvine, CA

3 years in Irvine, CA

Age 19

Age 19

Everything was new in college. It was time to make decisions about my future. But, I still couldn’t imagine my future. So I took a range of classes from art to biochemistry to explore my options.

Everything was new in college. It was time to make decisions about my future. But, I still couldn’t imagine my future. So I took a range of classes from art to biochemistry to explore my options.

At Lawrence University, I studied mostly academic subjects. Although I got good grades in these classes, none of them really fascinated me. During sophomore year in college, I found myself creating art works

At Lawrence University, I studied mostly academic subjects. Although I got good grades in those classes, none of them really fascinated me. During sophomore year in college, I found myself creating art works

I found my path.

I found my path.

So I decided to transfer to an art/design related school.

So I decided to transfer to an art/design related school.

2 years in Appleton, WI

2 years in Appleton, WI

Age 20

Age 20

On an ordinary day, I received a package from my dad. With a surprise, I opened the package and there was a shiny little diamond necklace with a note saying, “I am proud of you.”

On an ordinary day, I received a package from my dad. With a surprise, I opened the package and there was a shiny little diamond necklace with a note saying, “I am proud of you.”

Now, I realize a love from my parents. Thinking back, I realized that my need for attention made myself rebellious. Despite all my uncontrollable behavior, my parents held back and always supported me. I was just too young to notice their support and

Now, I realize a love from my parents. Thinking back, I realized that my need for attention made myself rebellious. Despite all my uncontrollable behavior, my parents held back and always supported me. I was just too young to notice their support and

love.

love.

Age 21

Age 21

I transferred to design school because design always fascinates me.

I transferred to design school because design always fascinates me.

I transferred to Carnegie Mellon University and changed my major to design. I often pulling an all-nighter, working 12 hours a day, and sometimes feeling very fatigued. However, nothing doesn’t really matter because I am doing

I transferred to Carnegie Mellon University and changed my major to design. I often pulling an all-nighter, working 12 hours a day, and sometimes feeling very fatigued. However, nothing doesn’t really matter because I am doing

what I want, what I love. 1.5 years in Pittsburgh, PA

what I want, what I love. 1.5 years in Pittsburgh, PA

Right: -switched back background photos to give more depth in background. -changed color of circle for “story academia” part to distinguish two parts of stories. -line spacing adjustment -tried changing color of line for “story academia” but didn’t work.


Born

6months in Chicago, IL

07 13 1990

Age 8

6months in Chicago, IL

Age 8

When there was an event in my elementary school that all parents have to come to school and serve lunch to students, my parent was not there.

When there was an event in my elementary school that all parents have to come to school and serve lunch to students, my parent was not there.

When I was young, I hated my parents for not spending much time with me. Because both of them were working, I couldn’t spend as much time with my parents as my friends did with theirs. And that loneliness turned into

When I was young, I hated my parents for not spending much time with me. Because both of them were working, I couldn’t spend as much time with my parents as my friends did with theirs. And that

into

hatred

loneliness

turned

hatred

towards my parents.

16 years in Seoul, Korea

16 years in Seoul, Korea

towards my parents.

Age 14

Age 14

One day, I tried to sneak out of my house at 3 a.m. Of course, I got caught by my parents. I was afraid that they would scold me. However, my mom just hugged me without any word.

One day, I tried to sneak out of my house at 3 a.m. Of course, I got caught by my parents. I was afraid that they would scold me. However, my mom just hugged me without any word. When I was an adolescent, I was

rebellious

When I was an adolescent, I was

.

rebellious

.

I did every possible thing to hurt my parent’s feeling including skipping classes, hanging out with friends until late night, and showing

I did every possible thing to hurt my parent’s feeling including skipping classes, hanging out with friends until late night, and showing

little interest in academia.

little interest in academia.

Age 16

Age 16

One of my favorite teachers in my high school, Mr. Larson, said, “you are so intelligent.” I was so puzzled because I never heard such compliment before. This one sentence completely changed my life.

One of my favorite teachers in my high school, Mr. Larson, said, “you are so intelligent.” I was so puzzled because I never heard such compliment before. This one sentence completely changed my life.

Before, I lived day by day. But, from my high school years, I started

Before, I lived day by day. But, from my high school years, I started to look further and think about the

future

future

to look further and think about the

. I realized the need to study and

. I realized the need to study and

3 years in Irvine, CA

3 years in Irvine, CA

Age 19

Age 19

Everything was new in college. It was time to make decisions about my future. But, I still couldn’t imagine my future. So I took a range of classes from art to biochemistry to explore my options.

Everything was new in college. It was time to make decisions about my future. But, I still couldn’t imagine my future. So I took a range of classes from art to biochemistry to explore my options.

At Lawrence University, I studied mostly academic subjects. Although I got good grades in those classes, none of them really fascinated me. During sophomore year in college, I found myself creating art works

At Lawrence University, I studied mostly academic subjects. Although I got good grades in those classes, none of them really fascinated me. During sophomore year in college, I found myself creating art works

I found my path.

I found my path.

So I decided to transfer to an art/design related school.

So I decided to transfer to an art/design related school.

2 years in Appleton, WI

2 years in Appleton, WI

Age 20

Age 20

On an ordinary day, I received a package from my dad. With a surprise, I opened the package and there was a shiny little diamond necklace with a note saying, “I am proud of you.”

On an ordinary day, I received a package from my dad. With a surprise, I opened the package and there was a shiny little diamond necklace with a note saying, “I am proud of you.”

Now, I realize a love from my parents. Thinking back, I realized that my need for attention made myself rebellious. Despite all my uncontrollable behavior, my parents held back and always supported me. I was just too young to notice their support and

Now, I realize a love from my parents. Thinking back, I realized that my need for attention made myself rebellious. Despite all my uncontrollable behavior, my parents held back and always supported me. I was just too young to notice their support and

love.

love. Age 21

Age 21

I transferred to design school because design always fascinates me.

I transferred to design school because design always fascinates me.

I transferred to Carnegie Mellon University and changed my major to design. I often pulling an all-nighter, working 12 hours a day, and sometimes feeling very fatigued. However, nothing doesn’t really matter because I am doing

I transferred to Carnegie Mellon University and changed my major to design. I often pulling an all-nighter, working 12 hours a day, and sometimes feeling very fatigued. However, nothing doesn’t really matter because I am doing

what I want, what I love. 1.5 years in Pittsburgh, PA

what I want, what I love. 1.5 years in Pittsburgh, PA

Left: -line spacing adjustment -changed color of circle for “story academia” darker to distinguish more.

Right: - tried italic for “my thinking part” and regular for “event part.” but for enlarge word, regular bold font was asthetically better than large italic bold. -changed line for “story academia” to dotted line and kept “story parent” part dashed line. -put entry point (born..)


born

I was 07 13 1990

I was Age 8

6months in Chicago, IL

born

07 13 1990 Age 8

6months in Chicago, IL

When there was an event in my elementary school that all parents have to come to school and serve lunch to students, my parent was not there.

When there was an event in my elementary school that all parents had to come to school and serve lunch to students, my parents were not there.

When I was young, I hated my parents for not spending much time with me. Because both of them were working, I couldn’t spend as much time with my parents as my friends did with theirs. And that loneliness turned into

hatred

When I was young, I hated my parents for not spending much time with me. Because both of them were working, I couldn’t spend as much time with them as my friends did with theirs. And that

into

towards my parents.

hatred

16 years in Seoul, Korea

towards my parents.

Age 14

One day, I tried to sneak out of my house at 3 a.m. Of course, I got caught by my parents. I was afraid that they would scold me. However, my mom just hugged me without any word.

rebellious

turned

16 years in Seoul, Korea

Age 14

One day, I tried to sneak out of my house at 3 a.m. Of course, I got caught by my parents. I was afraid that they would scold me. However, my mom just hugged me without any word.

rebellious

.

When I was an adolescent, I was I did every possible thing to hurt my parent’s feelings including skipping classes, hanging out with friends until late night, and showing

I did every possible thing to hurt my parent’s feeling including skipping classes, hanging out with friends until late night, and showing

little interest in academia.

Age 16

One of my favorite teachers in my high school, Mr. Larson, said, “you are so intelligent.” I was so puzzled because I never heard such compliment before. This one sentence completely changed my life.

.

. . . . . .in little interest . . . . .academia. .......

.......

.......

Age 16

.......

.......

Before, I lived day by day. But, from my high school years, I started to look further and think about the

future

.......

One of my favorite teachers in my high school, Mr. Larson, said, “You are so intelligent.” I was so puzzled because I never heard such a compliment before. This one sentence completely changed my life.

.......

.......

. I realized the need to study and

3 years in Irvine, CA

Age 19

Age 19

Everything was new in college. It was time to make decisions about my future. But, I still couldn’t imagine my future. So I took a range of classes from art to biochemistry to explore my options.

Everything was new in college. It was time to make decisions about my future. But, I still couldn’t imagine my future. So I took a range of classes from art to biochemistry to explore my options.

At Lawrence University, I studied mostly academic subjects. Although I got good grades in those classes, none of them really fascinated me. During sophomore year in college, I found myself creating art works

At Lawrence University, I studied mostly academic subjects. Although I got good grades in those classes, none of them really fascinated me. During sophomore year in college, I found myself creating art works

I found my path.

... I found my . . . . path.

...

....

..

....

....

.

....

...

....

....

future

So I decided to transfer to an art/design related school.

....

So I decided to transfer to an art/design related school.

... ....

... ....

... ....

... ....

Before, I lived day by day. But, from my high school years, I started

. . . . . . . to look further and think about the ....... ....... . .... . I realized the need to study and .... . . . . . . . 3 years in .... Irvine, CA .... .. . . .

2 years in Appleton, WI

....

2 years in Appleton, WI

.... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... Age 20

On an ordinary day, I received a package from my dad. With a surprise, I opened the package and there was a shiny little diamond necklace with a note saying, “I am proud of you.”

....

Age 20

....

On an ordinary day, I received a package from my dad. What a surprise. With anticipation, I opened the package and there was a shiny little diamond necklace with a note saying, “I am proud of you.”

....

....

....

Now, I realize a love from my parents. Thinking back, I realized that my need for attention made myself rebellious. Despite all my uncontrollable behavior, my parents held back and always supported me. I was just too young to notice their support and

....

Now, I realize the love from my parents. Thinking back, I realized that my need for attention made me rebellious. Despite all my uncontrollable behavior, my parents held back and always supported me. I was just too young to notice their support and

.... .... .... ....

love.

....

love.

.... .... .... .... .... I transferred to Carnegie Mellon University and changed my major to design. I often pull all-nighters, working 12 hours a day, and sometimes feeling very fatigued. However, that doesn’t really matter because I am doing

....

....

what I want, what I love. .....

....

........

........

1.5 years in Pittsburgh, PA

........

1.5 years in Pittsburgh, PA

I transferred to design school because design always fascinated me.

....

what I want, what I love.

....

I transferred to Carnegie Mellon University and changed my major to design. I often pulling an all-nighter, working 12 hours a day, and sometimes feeling very fatigued. However, nothing doesn’t really matter because I am doing

....

Age 21

I transferred to design school because design always fascinates me.

....

Age 21

........

When I was an adolescent, I was

loneliness

Suzanne Choi

Left: -line spacing adjustment -revise entry point to complete sentence (I was Born) to be consistant with other text. Right: - changed the dotted line for “story academia” to text dots to keep the size of dotted and dashed line the same. Before, the dotted line was emphasized more and i wanted both stories emphasized the same. -final line spacing adjustment


Putting name

same font / small size / gray: -too shy

cursive font / little larger / white: -does not look like it is the end, rather it reads as going up (direction conflict)

cursive font / larger/ gray: -looks like signature. -�it is the end�


I was

born

07 13 1990 Age 8

6months in Chicago, IL

When there was an event in my elementary school that all parents had to come to school and serve lunch to students, my parents were not there. When I was young, I hated my parents for not spending much time with me. Because both of them were working, I couldn’t spend as much time with them as my friends did with theirs. And that

into

hatred

loneliness

turned

towards my parents.

16 years in Seoul, Korea

Age 14 One day, I tried to sneak out of my house at 3 a.m. Of course, I got caught by my parents. I was afraid that they would scold me. However, my mom just hugged me without any word.

rebellious

When I was an adolescent, I was I did every possible thing to hurt my parent’s feelings including skipping classes, hanging out with friends until late night, and showing

.

. . . . . .in little interest . . . . .academia. .......

.......

.......

Age 16

.......

.......

Age 19

....

Everything was new in college. It was time to make decisions about my future. But, I still couldn’t imagine my future. So I took a range of classes from art to biochemistry to explore my options.

... ....

....

..

... ....

.......

....

.

One of my favorite teachers in my high school, Mr. Larson, said, “You are so intelligent.” I was so puzzled because I never heard such a compliment before. This one sentence completely changed my life.

.......

... ....

.......

....

....

Before, I lived day by day. But, from my high school years, I started

. . . . . . . to look further and think about the ....... ....... .. . I realized the need to study and .... .... . . . . . . 3 years in . .... Irvine, CA .... .. . . .

future

At Lawrence University, I studied mostly academic subjects. Although I got good grades in those classes, none of them really fascinated me. During sophomore year in college, I found myself creating art works

...

... ....

....

..

... I found my . . . . path.

....

So I decided to transfer to an art/design related school.

....

2 years in Appleton, WI

.... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....

Age 20

....

On an ordinary day, I received a package from my dad. What a surprise. With anticipation, I opened the package and there was a shiny little diamond necklace with a note saying, “I am proud of you.”

....

....

....

....

Now, I realize the love from my parents. Thinking back, I realized that my need for attention made me rebellious. Despite all my uncontrollable behavior, my parents held back and always supported me. I was just too young to notice their support and

....

.... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....

Age 21

....

I transferred to design school because design always fascinated me.

.... ....

I transferred to Carnegie Mellon University and changed my major to design. I often pull all-nighters, working 12 hours a day, and sometimes feeling very fatigued. However, that doesn’t really matter because I am doing

....

....

....

what I want, what I love. ........

........

........

1.5 years in Pittsburgh, PA

Suzanne Choi.

........

love.

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