Online portfolio and print on demand catalogs for Graphic Design and Animation graduates from the Department of Design 2012. On this page you will find our conference presentations, and by hovering over the menu groups on the left you can read contextual documents. You are welcome to attend our Grad Show, opening on 29 November 2012 at 6pm, and daily from 30 November to 6 December 9.30am – 4pm.
As a final year undergraduate at Unitec I have refined my skills as an illustrator to find a means of visually communicate with an audience through the use of symbolism and semiotics embedded within my imagery. This year to conclude my years invested intotertiary education I have created a brand which reflects upon my skills to invoke conversation with my targeted audience. To be able to successfully communicate through a purely visual medium is important as it invites interactivity within an audience and stimulate memories and feelings such as fear, empathy, nostalgia etc.
Through experience and research I have found that through the world modernizing and people becoming busier and further involved within their professional lives has resulted in adults limiting their time to spend with family, especially their children. My response is to create a series of mini publications to rejoice parents reading to their children by invoking a sense of nostalgia through contextual language and imagery of cautionary tales. Though technology has permeated our culture, the reason behind the nature of a publication is to create an emotional response which can invite discourse between the users.
As a parent myself, finding the time to spend quality time with my child can be difficult as I concentrate on abiding on a busy and time consuming schedule. To be able to plant a child in front of a television set or computer can often be perceived as an easy solution to keep children occupied. However this can lead to many complications and consequences in the future where a child may feel isolated and unloved.