Michelle Clark Graphic Design


My 2009 PDF Portfolio
May 31, 2009, 7:09 pm
Filed under: Design, Marketing, Photos, Portland, Typography, Writing | Tags: , ,

My downloadable 1.3 MB PDF Portfolio.

My 2009 Graphic Design PDF Portfolio




#6 Book Cover
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan

The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan. Design by me.

Photo by me

Photo by me

A conceptual cover proposal for the book The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan.

For this design, I emulated a Chinese motif by using a red and yellow color palette along with a background textured with Chinese characters and an elegant serif font. The cover image focusses on one of the main charcters, Kwan who has “yin eyes” meaning she can see ghosts. My approach to this design reflects the tone of the novel; mysterious, slightly sinister,
reflective, historical, and romantic.



#5 – Fiera Chocolate project
Fiera Chocolate products and packaging design

Fiera Chocolate products and packaging design

This project is the conceptualization, creation, branding, and promotion of a fictitious cocoa company from Mexico that is also a part of the World Cocoa Foundation and practices ecological and sustainable cacao farming.

The first phase of this project included creating a name, logo, company profile, and designing product packaging for three sample chocolate products.

Click to see the entire book on Issuu

Click to see the entire book on Issuu

The second phase involved creating a 26 page booklet with information about Fiera Chocolate, their products, the country of origin (Mexico), the World Cocoa Foundation, and my creative process including logo creation, color palettes, and mood boards.



#2 – Mt. Hood Jazz Band and Combo 2009 CD
May 19, 2009, 11:36 pm
Filed under: Design, Music, Oregon, Packaging, Photos, Typography
CD label, inside booklet front and back, and card tray.

CD label, inside booklet front and back, and card tray.

CD packaging, photo by me

CD packaging, photo by me

Complete CD packaging proposal including inside booklet, CD tray, and label for the Mt. Hood Jazz Band & Combo 2009 album Second Time Around.

My goal for this project was to create a design that carries out a theme relevant to the band’s trip to The World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. My concept focuses on the urban aspect of downtown Kaohsiung, using images of their train system that runs throughout the city, using warm colors to communicate the tone of the music.



Portfolio Piece #1 – Guys & Dolls
May 18, 2009, 10:15 pm
Filed under: Design, Photos, Posters | Tags: , , , , , ,
Guys and Dolls poster design

Guys and Dolls poster design

A poster and playbill design for the Mt. Hood Community College’s Winter 2009 production of Guys and Dolls.

As winnter of a poster design contest, I got the opportunity to design the official poster and program for the play Guys and Dolls. Through use of typography, color, and image I designed a poster that has an old-fashioned Broadway look and feel. I continued this idea on the inside of the playbill by using  bold, condensed headlines and a traditional type layout.

Playbill

Playbill



Annalema Magazine
Cover image courtesy Annalema

Cover image courtesy Annalema

I may very well have a newly found love for this magazine entitled Annalema. It’s a twice yearly publication of short stories, artwork, and photographs. I found this post on BOOOOOOOM earlier this week that shows several spreads of the inside of the magazine. As a perpetual right-brainer, I was instantly attracted to spread after spread of nothing but photos, and each layout is unique yet nicely uniform. At only $15 a year for both publications to boot. I’ve made it a goal for myself to read more magazines, specifically, more affordable, attractive, literary and art magazines (the best kind) and I think this fits the bill. What kind of magazines do you read? Right now I haven’t done much recreational reading and don’t expect to until next month, but for very good reason. Check out the website if you’re interested. They’ve got information about the magazine as well as options to either get an annual subscription (twice yearly) or you can buy issues separately. They also have their own blog.