CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD

Tasks Accomplished

 

  • Designed advertisements for campus events for print and screen media
  • Created illustrations for advertisements

For two years, I was part of the Point Park Campus Activities Board (CAB). I was tasked every month with creating print and screen ads for various events, sometimes creating sets for two or three events at a time; all of which included original illustrations. Many of the projects were given a certain layout and guide on what illustrations must be used, others were given more creative freedom. Below are some of my favorites and ones that students and staff enjoyed.

NINJA WARRIOR

 

For the Ninja Warrior event, the prompt was to make something intense and related to the TV series. Being a fan of both the American and Japanese series, I knew one of the iconic features of the shows was the Warped Wall. The red sunburst and the use of silhouettes were prominent in earlier seasons of the Japanese series. I combined the elements to make an energetic scene of a character scaling the wall to show the intensity of the event. I used Miso for the header and Now for the body text, as they were the standards for the ads at the time.

90s TRIVIA NIGHT

 

During my senior year, I was tasked to do a lot of Trivia Night advertisements. One of the school favorites was my design for the 90s themed event. The prompt wanted a colorful, fun 90s feel, and also for abstract patterns that were popular with 90s pop culture. Using some references from 90s compilation albums, ads, and commercials, I found a mix of pale and vibrant colors that were popular at the time, as well as some common fonts styles. I used Impact for the heading since it was a popular font of the 90s. I used Now for the body text and added an outline to give off more of a 90s feel.

MYSTERY MOVIE NIGHT

 

With more creative freedom, I wanted to make something that would pop and garner attention from the students. The prompt asked for film reels or anything with a sense of mystery. Using a red and yellow color scheme to pop off the page, I made film reel illustrations to act as placeholders for my text. For the heading, I used a typeface called Kenyan Coffee because of its dynamic and mysterious look. I also used it for the questions marks found along the sides with alternating colors to guide people down to the social media and links section. This was a favorite among CAB staff.

NINTENDO TRIVIA

 

One of my personal favorites, as well as a CAB favorite, was for my Nintendo Trivia set. The prompt asked for Nintendo products, but I felt I could do more with it. I recreated controllers and consoles in a 16-bit pixel art style and chose bit map fonts to stand out and give off the older feel of classic games. The heading was created with Upheaval Pro for its larger size and display potential. The body was made with Pixel Operator Mono 8 for its readability.

SPRING FLING ILLUSTRATIONS

 

For the Spring Fling event, I and other members of CAB were tasked with creating illustrations of the CAB mascot, Percy the Pineapple, in various settings. These illustrations were to be printed as posters and posted around the event for guests to view. I chose to do the space and the winter settings. The idea for the winter setting was to make something fun, since Percy’s design was cute, I thought him making a snowy companion would be an adorable addition to the scene. As opposed to him just sitting alone in the snow. For the space illustration, I made Percy land on a foreign planet, claiming it for CAB as he plants the flag with the CAB logo and shows his adventurous side. These illustrations were met with positive feedback from students and were a high light for some at the event.

Tasks Accomplished

 

  • Designed advertisements for campus events for print and screen media
  • Created illustrations for advertisements

For two years, I was part of the Point Park Campus Activities Board (CAB). I was tasked every month with creating print and screen ads for various events, sometimes creating sets for two or three events at a time; all of which included original illustrations. Many of the projects were given a certain layout and guide on what illustrations must be used, others were given more creative freedom. Below are some of my favorites and ones that students and staff enjoyed.

NINJA WARRIOR

 

For the Ninja Warrior event, the prompt was to make something intense and related to the TV series. Being a fan of both the American and Japanese series, I knew one of the iconic features of the shows was the Warped Wall. The red sunburst and the use of silhouettes were prominent in earlier seasons of the Japanese series. I combined the elements to make an energetic scene of a character scaling the wall to show the intensity of the event. I used Miso for the header and Now for the body text, as they were the standards for the ads at the time.

90s TRIVIA NIGHT

 

During my senior year, I was tasked to do a lot of Trivia Night advertisements. One of the school favorites was my design for the 90s themed event. The prompt wanted a colorful, fun 90s feel, and also for abstract patterns that were popular with 90s pop culture. Using some references from 90s compilation albums, ads, and commercials, I found a mix of pale and vibrant colors that were popular at the time, as well as some common fonts styles. I used Impact for the heading since it was a popular font of the 90s. I used Now for the body text and added an outline to give off more of a 90s feel.

90s TRIVIA NIGHT

 

During my senior year, I was tasked to do a lot of Trivia Night advertisements. One of the school favorites was my design for the 90s themed event. The prompt wanted a colorful, fun 90s feel, and also for abstract patterns that were popular with 90s pop culture. Using some references from 90s compilation albums, ads, and commercials, I found a mix of pale and vibrant colors that were popular at the time, as well as some common fonts styles. I used Impact for the heading since it was a popular font of the 90s. I used Now for the body text and added an outline to give off more of a
90s feel.

MYSTERY MOVIE NIGHT

 

With more creative freedom, I wanted to make something that would pop and garner attention from the students. The prompt asked for film reels or anything with a sense of mystery. Using a red and yellow color scheme to pop off the page, I made film reel illustrations to act as placeholders for my text. For the heading, I used a typeface called Kenyan Coffee because of its dynamic and mysterious look. I also used it for the questions marks found along the sides with alternating colors to guide people down to the social media and links section. This was a favorite among CAB staff.

NINTENDO TRIVIA

 

One of my personal favorites, as well as a CAB favorite, was for my Nintendo Trivia set. The prompt asked for Nintendo products, but I felt I could do more with it. I recreated controllers and consoles in a 16-bit pixel art style and chose bit map fonts to stand out and give off the older feel of classic games. The heading was created with Upheaval Pro for its larger size and display potential. The body was made with Pixel Operator Mono 8 for its readability.

NINTENDO TRIVIA

 

One of my personal favorites, as well as a CAB favorite, was for my Nintendo Trivia set. The prompt asked for Nintendo products, but I felt I could do more with it. I recreated controllers and consoles in a 16-bit pixel art style and chose bit map fonts to stand out and give off the older feel of classic games. The heading was created with Upheaval Pro for its larger size and display potential. The body
was made with Pixel Operator Mono 8 for its readability.

SPRING FLING ILLUSTRATIONS

 

For the Spring Fling event, I and other members of CAB were tasked with creating illustrations of the CAB mascot, Percy the Pineapple, in various settings. These illustrations were to be printed as posters and posted around the event for guests to view. I chose to do the space and the winter settings. The idea for the winter setting was to make something fun, since Percy’s design was cute, I thought him making a snowy companion would be an adorable addition to the scene. As opposed to him just sitting alone in the snow. For the space illustration, I made Percy land on a foreign planet, claiming it for CAB as he plants the flag with the CAB logo and shows his adventurous side. These illustrations were met with positive feedback from students and were a high light for some at the event.