A Communication Design Portfolio

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Inspirational Quotes

This is a quote that can hit close for many. Sometimes friends don’t remain as they are. The same goes for enemies. Enemies are expected to harm you. When friends harm you, it hurts more because you never expect it.
The love of power overcomes the power of love too often in our world. Ultimately, when love overcomes power, things will be much better and the world will see a new level of peace.
I think this is one that hits deep because it is very applicable today as it was decades ago. Why don’t we have enough money to help those in need but there is enough money when a war is on the horizon.
This one sticks with me. What it is trying to say is that people will either, knowingly or not, guilt trip you when you no longer side with them. This is a common form of manipulation that can make the other person feel bad about themselves and give in to the other person.

Banksy video reflection

I definitely think Banksy is a real artist and a great one too. He’s unique like every artist is. His art has a lot of meaning to it; they’re often depictions of real life topics that can start a discussion. A major thing about Banksy is that he is anonymous so he doesn’t want to be recognized. He seems humble in a world where popularity equates to value in an age of commodification. From spraying graffiti to painting a train, it’s safe to say that Banksy’s work has evolved. There’s a great irony with Banksy’s work. Like how every institution he criticizes loves his art. He condemns galleries yet they profit and sell his work for millions. He has this perception of the world of art where exhibits and art auctions where art is sold repulse him. He even had a shredder of some sort that would destroy his own work if removed from its frame at an auction. He seems more keen on his art making points than being sold for its value, which resonates with me. I was very intrigued by the video and really got a grasp on this type of art, how sentimental it really is, and how people view it.

Motion Designer Michael Wiehart’s Interview

Michael Wiehart is a self-taught and self-employed motion designer and animator. He went to art school in Switzerland where he learned graphic design. He had to make his own computer back then. He is a hard-working individual who is always eager to learn more. He spends many hours working on projects for clients, brands, and companies as well as doing side projects. He’s done design, editing, 3D and 2D animation, compositing, and live action direction. He mostly does advertising. His field is combined graphic design and live action. He also does live action where he adds animation after. He also does other things. He uses Cinema 4D as a 3D software if he does 3D animation, AfterEffects for motion graphics and compositing, Unity, renderers, and Premiere because they’re nicely connected which makes it easier. He also uses the rest of Adobe. He’s done work for big name projects like Disney’s Sorcerer’s Arena. Although he hires freelancers, most of the time, he does everything by himself. Michael really likes what he does and is always putting in the work while sporting a positive attitude. He’ll even rewrite a project brief if he feels it’s not what the client/brand wants. He also makes connections with people as that helps.

I learned many facts/tips from Michael Wiehart: He relayed that in regards to the industry, it’s always changing. Perfect your craft. If you are going to charge money for your craft, you better be good at it or you’re cheating your client. Partake in side projects and challenge yourself. It teaches you things in addition to what you learn from your work projects. Don’t be afraid of putting in the work. To learn and get good, you must be excited about it and want to spend the time to do it. Time is valuable so use it wisely. The industry is a team sport and everyone does their own thing. You may be good at something but not something else. So many different ways of doing things. Everyone does it differently. Do what you want as well as what you must.

Artists Biography

I like Alex Ross’ art because I am a big fan of Marvel and the art that he does for the company as well as non-Marvel. His art looks very realistic compared to art done by other comic artists. Far from the simpler, cartoony art from decades ago, he still pays tribute to those artists with their original character designs present in his work. 

I like Banksy’s art because not only does it look good but it has serious meaning to it. The art that I’ve seen is very profound, addresses real issues that people face which gives it that touch with reality. I also admire Banksy’s intentions and drive for making their art in a world where people price and collect it. 

I really like Pawel Kuczynski’s art because of it’s meaningful nature and powerful messages that are displayed in my mind upon seeing the art. It’s very thought-evoking and that makes me enjoy staring at it even more.