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Author: Salome Mindiashvili (Page 1 of 8)

Hi there!

My name is Salome, but people usually call me Sal. I am a young professional with experience in graphic design, advertising, and digital marketing. Currently, I am working on a degree in Communication Design to pursue my lifelong passion in the art of marketing and digital communications.

My fascination with visual communications and the digital world started at the age of 13 when I launched Adobe Photoshop for the first time. I was previously interested in digital photography and the fact that I could modify or completely change the reality of my photos with the help of the program greatly excited me. Over time as I learned more about the importance of visuals and good design, I started reading books about marketing, branding, and color theory. At this point, I had already dropped out as an economics major from University in Bulgaria and was living in New York – one of the most inspiring cities in terms of many things, including great designs & history.

During my first few years in New York, while I was still trying to settle in the city, I was rigorously working in many types of jobs. At the same time, I was focusing on and planning for my goal, which was a formal education in the field of visual communications. Six years after leaving Bulgaria and five years since moving to New York, here I am, pursuing my lifelong passion!

My interest in the field has only gotten stronger with time, and now that I have made it this far, I’m ready to learn as much as possible and enjoy the process of this opportunity as well.

Final Assignment Part 1 and 2 – Sal Mindiashvili

For my final project, I was inspired to choose the story the Ant and the Grasshopper by Aesop (http://read.gov/aesop/052.html). This fable describes how a hungry grasshopper begs for food from an ant when winter comes and is refused because while the ant was working hard during the fall season preparing for the winter, the grasshopper was playing the violin and did not seem to care about a thing.

The change I will be making to this story is the setting. Instead of some field out in the wild, I will be placing my characters in New York City. The ant will still be a hard working guy and the grasshopper will be the one not planning ahead. The demographic for my proposed book will be children living in New York aged 7-10.

Here are all my rough sketches:

The working ant is trying to tell grasshopper to stop messing around and start thinking about the future.
The ant is trying to warn the grasshopper about the harsh upcoming winter but the grasshopper is looking at his phone, not bothered.
The grasshopper is actually making fun of working ant.
Here the grasshopper is taking a picture of a hardworking ant and laughing at him
The winter has come and the homeless grasshopper has showed up at ant’s house for help.

Concept sketches:

I have chosen two of my favorite concept sketches below.

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