Author: caythedon

Cayarah Pyle is an aspiring art director, who currently is studying Communications Design with​ a focus in Advertising at PrattMWP in Utica,NY. When she isn't in school, she resides in Brooklyn where she enjoys creating personal projects, dancing, and listening to music.

Stop and Listen

This week I decided to take a different approach to my personal project and just listen to artists that inspire me. I not only wanted to get inspired by the covert but I wanted their music to influence what i created. So without researching any images or pictures this week I chose toast some time aside and just listen to my favorite artists and even listen to songs on my playlist that I never really listen to. I have been listening to various artists like Princess Nokia, Drake, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Chance the Rapper, and Kanye West.

Update Personal Project More Inspo


This week I have pulled inspiration from more colorful albums. I wanted to think of a color scheme for my 3 albums and these were the most interesting ones to me. Also the stylization of each of these covers intrigued me and I could use this as a guide for one of my album covers.

Personal Project:Album Covers


So far, I have decided to make 3 album covers, one that will be my own creation and two others that are from other underground artists. I wanted my album to be something that powers women, so I wrote just a few women that try to help inspire and uplift women. It would be about accepting your body and not needing anyone to make you feel good about you. So this album is an ode to women and also about me missing home hence baconeggandcheese thats just about Brooklyn. So for my own original album cover I want it to be a pink silk bed set with a sleep mask in it and I’m thinking of doing an actual  photoshoot for this.

Update 1: Album Cover Mock Up


This NYC rapper, Princess Nokia  has a distinct style that I am trying to dissect and create a cover that would be closely related to her music and her overall style. She already has album covers but I wanted to make an alternative album cover for her and find a new and upcoming artist and create an original piece of work for them. Princess Nokia has many similarities in the other overs for her singles and I wanted to keep that same unity that all her album covers have.

Tim Okamura


Rosie No.1″ 2016, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

 Tim Okamura is a contemporary Canadian painter who is known for his depiction of African American and minorities in urban settings. Tim Okamura currently resides in NYC. I am inspired by this painter because he has a very distinct style where he brings graffiti and realism together to create amazing works of art. By studying his work and technique I hope to gain new skills. His work inspires me because he makes statement pieces and his work is meaningful.