Author: bethanyddunn

Bethany Dunn is a current student at Pratt Institute in Utica, NY, studying Communication Design with a focus in illustration. When she is not in school she can be found exploring different art forms in her hometown Mesquite, TX. She strives to be an illustrator loving the work she produces.

Autism Therapy Treatments

AutismAwareness-840x462So April is Autism Awareness Month and in honor of this month I would like to create an infographic for families to let them see that there are options to help autistic people mentally develop. Statistics show that 1 in 68 births in the U.S. are autistic and about 40% of children with autism do not speak. Being in a family with a cousin who has autism makes covering the different forms of treatment very important to me. My cousin’s parents have not put the effort into personally helping my cousin and so in her 20s now she has not been able to mentally develop as much as she could have if her parents helped her more as a child. I want to make an infographic showing parents that there are multiple options to try in order to treat autism.



Dollar Sign

My dollar sign was inspired by this poster I found on Pinterest that is playing with color channels, and I looked at old advertisements that used fonts playing with exaggerated forms.

I started out with drawing different dollar signs with an ink brush and I made a vector out of my scanned design. The final piece is to the right was done y putting the vector image in photoshop and changing the values of the RGB channels.



This week I took a break from everything related to my personal project and researched different storyboard artists from Pixar and Dreamworks and watched some short documentaries on the process.