Binghamton University | Arts 412 - Software II | F 2018

December 10, 2018

FINAL PROJECT: Digital Story

Digital Story Link

As an aspiring designer of fashion, one of my goals long term is to find a sustainable alternative to the modern clothesmaking process. This digital slideshow is a infographic aimed at enlightening the average citizen to understand the wasteful nature of our current clothing industry.

August 21, 2018

PROJECT 2: Line Icon

Personal Icon Design, "FOUR LEAF CLOVER KAMON" in (left to right) 128x128 px, 64x64 px, 32x32 px, 16x16 px [Adobe Illustrator]

The Process

As a first generation Japanese American citizen, I believe both of my cultural identities are very important. For this project we were tasked with creating a flexible web icon that represents the designer personally, whilst being applied to multiple platforms in various sizes. I took the tradtional Japanese seal known as the "Kamon" which directly translates to "family seal". Family seals are meant to represent each family, regarding their role in society a long with various other distinguishing unique characteristics. My idea for this project was heavily influenced on the Kawasaki family Kamon, whilst adding my own personal touches. I wanted to include a four leaf clover as it is a symbol that my grandmother is very fond of, and the blossomming flower in the middle is supposed to represent my new and unique life as the only first generation Japanese American citizen in the Kawasaki family.

August 21, 2018

Project 1: Intention

Personal Postcard Design, "LOCKED IN, AIM HIGH" [Adobe Illustrator]