Michelle Clark Graphic Design


My 2009 PDF Portfolio
May 31, 2009, 7:09 pm
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My downloadable 1.3 MB PDF Portfolio.

My 2009 Graphic Design PDF Portfolio



My Résumé
May 31, 2009, 6:53 pm
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My 108 KB downloadable PDF résumé.

My Résumé




#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.



#3 Craigslister magazine
Click to see document on Issuu

Click to see document on Issuu

A magazine prototype that captures the spirit of the website Craigslist, using bizarre and funny stories and ads from the “Best Of” section of the site for content.

My vision for this project was to appeal to the eclectic, counterculture aspect of Craigslist. I also wanted to communicate a low-tech, hand made approach. I levereged this through content, photography, type, and color choices.



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.