I made my infographic poster on sleep deprivation, because I feel like it is a problem everyone faces at one point or another in their lives. Sleep-related issues have become increasingly common amongst people, as we go about our busy days. My main goal was to draw attention to how many people these problems can affect and how much sleep a person actually needs. I wanted to highlight how overlooked this issue is.
Jessica Prativadi is an artist from Bangalore, India with a focus in Illustration. She is currently a sophomore at PrattMWP, located in Utica, New York.
I want to look at and organize the statistics that deal with sleep deprivation, more specifically in college students. I will be looking at the causes, symptoms and consequences. I chose this topic because it’s relevant to people of all ages, and something I think everyone struggles with once in a while. In our busy lives, sleep is easily sacrificed, but I don’t think the effects are often thought about, so I’d like to point out what happens to your body as you lose these hours.
For our “create a currency symbol” assignment, I made the dollar sign look like a swimming pool.
The reason that I wanted to take the swimming pool sketch further was because, to me it was the only design that really symbolised “wealth”. I think that to my generation having a swimming pool is a sign of affluence. Apart from the monetary value, I think the design also relates to spending. To truly enjoy a swimming pool, you gotta have time on your hands. It is common to see people with money having a lot more time to longue around and use their leisurely time by the pool.
This week I made 2 prototype cards and have nearly completed my process book.
I made a lot of changes and progress with my process book, including changes in the color.
This week I looked into Etsy, an online shop where people buy and sell handmade and vintage products.
I started to make my process book.
This is the font I created. It is inspired by marquee signs.
This week I tried to make a logo. I started by vectoring a pencil sketch. I made changes and took it to Illustrator, and tried it with different fonts.
This week I have just continued with experimenting with lettering and sketches for ideas.
In the process of designing my cards, I have also considered what kind of text I want. Most of my cards will feature very little text, as they are based on short, witty, “inside” jokes. I have decided that it would be a nice touch to make my cards using hand lettering. In the pictures, I tried some different styles to experiment with what I might want to use on the cards.
This is an example of some of the rough sketches that I am coming up with for the 6 ideas that I chose. This one illustrates the “break-up” card. For each idea, I plan to come up with a list of words that I relate with the themes, and then make sketches based on these words, to get the idea across.