SENIOR PRESENTATION

karen villalba

Good Morning, my name is Karen Villalba :)

Growing up in south Florida, I been privileged to be surrounded by the ocean and warm cozy weather, but

on a daily basis in this tourist area I have been able to encounter people from various nationalities, with different languages,

Noticing that people have different dialects and various ways of interpreting things, it was due to this observations that I decided to apply to an art magnet in miami called

HIGH SCHOOL

past work

design and architecture senior high, place were I encounter visual communication for the first time and the school that gave me the foundation of the designer I am now. This is some of my past work, in which my exploration of overlay started and collaging... another passions that was developed during my time in school was

fashion

in my internship at Onboard media in miami, a company owned by Louis Vuitton,

I was able to work on spreads for caesar's player and discover style magazine and work on their handbags aimed for the caribbean called parazul a place were I learned about fashion

my love for fashion didn’t stop there, I partner up with a local miami fashion designer Jonathan Miranda and developed his identity as well as his website

Starting at KCAI , I was still interested in collaging and layering...

layering I explored in 3 different areas: analog, digital, material and information

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ANALOG LAYERING

the bad plus

Using the process of collage in an analog manner. I created a poster to reflect the music of the bad plus . A contemporary jazz band breaking the boundaries of jazz.

DIGITAL LAYERING

bodoni vs. akzidenz

the mailer bauer bodoni prone to akzidenz grosteque, in which digital layering played a role in showing the interaction of these two contrasting typefaces

MATERIAL LAYERING

re-design six degrees

using material as transparencies to create the sense of global warming which was executed by Ray and I in our re-design of national geographic six degrees

MATERIAL LAYERING

tender buttons

using vellum in my selection of poems by getrude stein which through the use of this material was to reflect simultaneity of language and the ephemeral qualities of objects

information, there are large quantities of information so organizing layers of information, became an interest as well as creating systems.

LAYERING OF INFORMATION

pocket scents

Pocket Scents , reflects my love for fashion and my interest in organizing information, even in a digital realm.

SYSTEM 1

under the label exhibit

As an advocate fashion I decided to use collaging in the under the label exhibit to demonstrates the industries force and consumerism in printed media. Through this system I developed an understanding for designing for various platforms,

platforms that users have different interactions. Interaction and the role of user became important components in my work. Users have various needs, therefore I began developing systems with tailorable components...

SYSTEM 2

helping hands

in the helping hand system developed with kelsey. A system, that simplifies the layers of information of various organizations that aid impoverished individuals of kc, into a concise system.

SYSTEM 3

405 peak

405 peak, a brand and system has components in which are tailored to their customers, with elements such coasters, have an area where users can record their wine tasting experience

SYSTEM 4

cna: caregiver’s guide

CNA conserve nurture and accommodate: a caregivers guide with simple activities to help physical and mental health. Designed specifically for the caregiver and their needs.

WE ARE online community, developed in collaboration with Ray for ESL High school students. Whom are need of learning english,making friends and providing them with the opportunity of graduating and going to college

in which I was abel to design various platforms: the ipad with customizable components, in this case it alllows the use to toggle notes in spanish

the iphone which used new technology such as augmented reality. In designing these applications and using new technology, in creating the interaction of the user more enjoyable

How can graphic design, eliminate the cluster of information seeing on the user interface of BMW cars as well as providing the user with the overall experience of joy?

DEGREE PROJECT

my degree project will address : How can graphic design, eliminate the cluster of information seeing on the user interface of BMW cars as well as providing the user with the overall experience of joy?

In collaboration with my brother a transportation designer, he will be creating the BMW i6 concept car, part of BMW i3 concept series in which it will focus in the user and BMW essence of Joy

We spend a great deal inside a car, right now the industry focus on the outside yet the inside is still outdated and confusing.

HUMAN INTERFACE

My role will be creating a user interface so that is safe, tailorable to each of the passengers needs and create the overall feel of enjoyment by implementing technology: an intelligent assistant, new human interface, as inspiration siri from the new iphone. Sensors and touchscreen control board and of course with capabilities of sync all your other platforms such as your phone, ipad to the car.

How can graphic design, eliminate the cluster of information seeing on the user interface of BMW cars as well as providing the user with the overall experience of joy?

DEGREE PROJECT

my degree project will address : How can graphic design, eliminate the cluster of information seeing on the user interface of BMW cars as well as providing the user with the overall experience of joy?

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