Designed three different labels and packaging (only one style of packaging was required) for three different types of tea, presumably from the same company. I named my company, “Tea-ease.” I created a logo of a coy Chinese Dragon to represent my Chinese black tea. The dragon also has a bindi to represent the Indian Chai tea. There is a Japanese fan for the Japanese green tea. As I already had tea tins in my possession, it was quite natural to use those for my base and adhere labels on to the tins. I took colors in large part from the tins. I also used a wooden holder (from a whiskey barrel, but it would be quaint to tell people that it is reclaimed wood from an old tea curing plant).
Here are my initial sketches of designs for a logo and packaging for tea.
I decided on the Chinese dragon, hiding coyly behind a fan…
Below is “How to Tea: A History;” TIME™; 12/19/2015 12:10 AM
This is a design for an application that would allow the user to journal and track their daily mood, encouraging & training the user to see the positive in life and therefore, improve the user’s overall affect.
Here I’ve created a video game launch kit for the Nancy Drew,® “Shadow at the Water’s Edge,” video game. I’ve included a sudoku book with a character from the game on the cover, cherry blossom “shrinky dinks,” a magnifying glass, a watercolor notebook, paint and paint brushes along with instructions on how to paint one’s name in the Japanese, phonetic, Katakana alphabet. Finally, I’ve created a key-shaped usb, from which one would, in theory, install the Nancy Drew®, “Shadow at the Water’s Edge” game. All of this is housed in an illuminated, Japanese lantern-style, exploding box with the Nancy Drew® signature silhouette placed on the front window.
Here are images of the documents I took to the printer’s. The image of the Japanese girl and the pond, with the Nancy Drew® logo is a copy of the actual image from the video game, “Shadow at the Water’s Edge.”
Included are the sudoku book cover with my rendition of one of the characters of the video game. The image of the page of cherry blossom “shrinkydinks.” And a foldout of how to create one’s name with the Japanese, Katakana, phonetic alphabet that I will place in a pocket in a notebook for watercoloring.
Assignment is to make a launch kit for a video game, either real or fictional. I choose a Nancy Drew® video game, “Shadow at the Water’s Edge.” The setting of the game is in Japan. Thus, I decided to make the encasing box for the kit look like a Japanese lantern.
I found a pattern for an “exploding box” that I thought could work if I were able to enlarge it and keep it stable. These are photos of my mockup.
My last draft of my empty book.
Here’s an image of my final cover for my empty book, “Writer’s Block.”
Here are the first digital concept drafts of my empty book.