Author: Ashley Liu

Originally from the swamps of Florida, Ashley is an aspiring illustrator/graphic designer that currently studies at Pratt Institute in upstate New York. Now instead surrounded by excessive amounts of snow, she spends the majority of her time practicing her skills in both digital and traditional media.

A history of Nintendo consoles


I will be doing a timeline-style infographic on the most popular Nintendo consoles released up until 2018 this year, from the NES all the way to the Switch. The well-known Japanese multinational consumer electronics company has developed 7 home video game consoles and multiple portable consoles for use with external media, as well as dedicated consoles and other hardware for their consoles.

I plan to organize the timeline in the style of world selection seen in New Super Mario bros, as seen here:


Instead of castles/posts/mushrooms/screaming pink princesses, I will replace the graphics with illustrations of the console I am representing. Indesign does have an option to create an interactive PDF, so I will have the information of the console pop up in a new window or speech bubble when the mouse rolls over it. If I am unable to make it interactive due to excessive frustration, I’ll just place the info bubbles below the console.



bitcoin final.jpg

I made two different pixel animations to represent Bitcoin, currently the most well known trending cryptocurrency.  I decided to go with pixel animation to reflect the fact that it’s a digital currency and does not carry a physical form.


I imported the background into After Effects and downloaded some ink spread effects to use in the intro. The mock intro isn’t able to be interacted with outside of viewing, but I tried to make it look as legitimate as possible.


Another ink study of a landscape, except done digitally. I downloaded a good amount of watercolor brushes to try to mimic the look of a traditional ink painting.