Alternate Movie Poster

We were tasked to create an alternate version of a movie of our choice, and it wasn’t really a hard decision to make. The Perks of Being a Wallflower holds a very special place in my heart. I still haven’t had the courage to watch it again.

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So anyway, my prof initially didn’t like my final poster just because the photo was disoriented, but after I explained to her that that was my intention, she understood. Although, I think she still secretly doesn’t like it lol but that’s okay because I do. I made this poster in an hour but I spent 2 days asking people for their opinions just because I couldn’t believe that it took me an hour to make it.

Here are other versions of my poster. I was told that they looked more like book covers than movie posters, but that’s okay! I still like them anyway haha!

Which one do you like best? 🙂

Awareness Shirt

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This shirt design was for a project about creating awareness for youth depression. I rarely do illustrations of people because… well I don’t know, really haha! It’s just a little hard for me. It took me a while to accept that my drawing style is the cartoony  kind, but I think it turned out pretty okay.

My prof told me that I maybe I should change one of the girls to a boy (or maybe just not make them people at all) so it would be more relatable to more people, but I really didn’t want to. My idea was really 2 girls helping each other out because I wanted my design to promote “girl power” or women empowerment. Girls helping each other out. So, ultimately, I decided to keep it and I think it was a good choice. 🙂

I’m on break


I’m on “break” right now, so I am going to use this time to share some of my projects this past semester. It’s been a crazy sem, but I think I’ve produced some good work.

I told you guys I suck at this.

Do Your Thing

We have a class called Character Formation and it’s one of my favorite classes so far because we tackle lots of important things like your journey to greatness, achieving your full potential and connecting that to others, all that good stuff.

Our school’s tagline is something like “Join the revolution!” So, for our prelims, we had to make a 1-minute video explaining what revolution means to us. Revolution to me can be as simple as doing your thing, because doing your thing, whatever that is, helps the world around you become a little more richer. You get to inspire people by doing what you love most, and that has a ripple effect even if you don’t know it.

I interviewed 6 friends and asked them 3 simple questions:

  1. What do you do?
  2. Why do you do it?
  3. How do you think it changes the world?

I truly enjoyed doing this project because it was so inspiring listening to people talk about their passions, and it’s just so nice to be around this all the time in school. There are days when I’m just in awe of the talent there, it’s pretty ridiculous.

I’m so upset that I accidentally deleted Lean’s video and now I can’t find my raw files (huhuhu sorry bby!!). But anyway, you can check out their individual interviews below. Hope you enjoy! 🙂  Continue reading →

Rugrats for Millenials

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For this project we were asked to create a pattern and apply it to whatever we want. I really wanted to make something a little more personal than just random shapes, so I went back to my TV roots and Rugrats was just an easy choice. I originally wanted to make a Hey Arnold pattern but found out that there was already a lot of Hey Arnold art out there, so I just went with Rugrats which is equally close to my nostalgic heart.

While I imagined my output, I knew I wanted it to be on things we can actually use, just because all of us who watched Rugrats are all grown ups now. (Or at least we’re trying to be.) So I put the pattern on a moleskin notebook and also made it a wallpaper on an iPhone. Very hipster or whatever.  Continue reading →