Sunday, December 4, 11

JULIE ANIELA SIKONSKI
Sunday, December 4, 11
As you may, or may not know, I Julie Aniela Sikonski and I want to show you where I’ve been and where I am going since entering the program WAY back
in 2009.
Sunday, December 4, 11
To start, have learned that design consists of recognizing a problem, subtracting the flaws (or complications) to
create and design a solution. Because I am a black and white type of thinker I tend to like systems and logical
structures behind my design.
- PROBLEM
RECOGNIZING A
FLAWS =
SUBTRACTING THE
SOLUTION
CREATING A
Sunday, December 4, 11
To start, have learned that design consists of recognizing a problem, subtracting the flaws (or complications) to
create and design a solution. Because I am a black and white type of thinker I tend to like systems and logical
structures behind my design.
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Sunday, December 4, 11
Over my time here I have internalized ideas and methods to “level up” my graphic design “game”. This started at
the sophomore year.
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Sunday, December 4, 11
Over my time here I have internalized ideas and methods to “level up” my graphic design “game”. This started at
the sophomore year.
Do
you
think
what
you
do is
art?
Free Lecture
April 27, 2010
7pm
www.kcai.edu
4415 Warwick Boulevard
KCAI
Epperson Auditorium
Vanderslice Hall
Do
you
think
what
you
do is
art?
Free Lecture
April 27, 2010
7pm
www.kcai.edu
4415 Warwick Boulevard
KCAI
Epperson Auditorium
Vanderslice Hall
TYPE 2 POSTER SOPH
I
Sunday, December 4, 11
This is when I discovered that bold is what I like. My understanding of type grew along with my understanding of scale to show hierarchy and the
diference in the value of information.
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IMAGE MAKING SOPH
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Sunday, December 4, 11
I enjoy taking photography and am always looking for new angles to look through the view finder. (Both literally and metaphorically). And I also used every
chance I could get to include subject matter in which I am personally interested in.
COOKBOOK SOPH
I
Sunday, December 4, 11
But design can be for non personal uses too. Brandon Lyon and I reinvented a cookbook, using a system of icons
to help promote cooking but influences a deeper root which can teach families to makes fast, healthy meals
together. This is where I learned the efect printed material can have on an audience.
PACKAGING JR
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Sunday, December 4, 11
I enjoy design theories and thinking; using visual rhetoric to help me make informed and deliberate choices with my work. In my
processes not only do I recognize the audience but am able to cater too towards specific audiences, starting with research to answer
important factor and questions that arise.
TYPE III JR
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Sunday, December 4, 11
Complimenting my bold style, I have created my own interpretation and structure for Gertrude Stein’s Tender
Buttons using a tight lock up of text.
MOVE TO BRIGHTON JR
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Sunday, December 4, 11
Taking my education overseas, second half of last year, I did a semester at the University of Brighton, located on
the south coast of England.
OPEN TYPE PROJECT JR
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With such amazing facilities in my new surroundings – this is where I was able to focus and discover my love for
physical, analog processes such as screen printing and using the letterpress.
YCN COMPETITION JR
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And enter in design competitions, and working in collaboration with students from diferent cultures.
Sunday, December 4, 11
After my return to the states I was fortunate enough to continue my internship at Liquid 9 with Frankie Oviedo.
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AIGA KC MOVIE EVENT JR
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Sunday, December 4, 11
I’ve interned there for 2 semesters now and since taking root, I was giving lots of opportunities to continue with
my own visual interpretations and communications in my decision making.
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AUX INTERSTITIAL BUILD JR
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Sunday, December 4, 11
Using diferent channels to strengthen the pieces, such as motion and sound, helps the viewer zero in on what is
important and can determine the pace of a viewer.
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MCCOYS POSTER SR
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Sunday, December 4, 11
I was also given the opportunity to use my style and discover new techniques for public promotions and
advertisements.
DEGREE PROJECT
SENIOR
Sunday, December 4, 11
Tying up all of these characteristics, I plan to develop a project that directs me towards who I am, who I am
becoming, and who I want to be.
QUESTION
How can I use graphic design to teach passionate music
enthusiasts about different genres of music and make
them willing to share and explore other genres as well?
Sunday, December 4, 11
So I’ve decided to answer the question: (CLICK) “How can I use graphic design to teach passionate music
enthusiasts about diferent genres of music and make them willing to share and explore other genres as well?”
“MIX TAPES”
Sunday, December 4, 11
After some brainstorming, I’ve decided that I want to base my project on music lovers from around the world and
I want to bring back the tactile element of a music playlist or a “mix tape” if you will.
ARTIST TRADING CARDS
Sunday, December 4, 11
Artist Trading Cards are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cardssmall enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or
sheets. Different artists create and design their own cards.
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ARTIST TRADING CARDS
Sunday, December 4, 11
Artist Trading Cards are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cardssmall enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or
sheets. Different artists create and design their own cards.
TYPES OF DESIGN
PACKAGE DESIGN | INFORMATION GRAPHICS | PRINT BASED MEDIA
Sunday, December 4, 11
Types of design I would like to use for this project are preferred but not limited to package design, information
graphics, print based media.
INFORMATION GRAPHICS
Sunday, December 4, 11
More inspiration includes bold, easy to read information graphics to show the receiver the diferences and
similarities of the music that comes on their “mix tape”.
PACKAGING
Sunday, December 4, 11
I want packing to somehow harbor this CD/thumb drive/small hard drive (whatever it may be) the information
graphics and artwork inside so there is a discovery as you open it up. Also considering reusable or dual
purposing of this container for something like a poster.
QUESTION
How can I use graphic design to teach passionate music
enthusiasts about different genres of music and make
them willing to share and explore other genres as well?
Sunday, December 4, 11
Now knowing what you know about me any feedback on this question would be amazing and set me afoot in the
right direction, whatever that may be.

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