Thursday, February 2, 2017

Report Cards!

Recreated two types of report card (a full one, and a half sized one usually given partway through the term) to use in the book as an item! Below I will post the JPG of the both of them, and in class I will bring print outs.

For next week I will have it printed out on paper that is more true to an actual report card.

Also I will have an actual name for the school by then as well.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017



This is a mobile version sketch I made in Indesign of the website for my glyphs. I still have more things to add to it like more of the glyphs and I need to do the page for when you would buy the font. When I get to actually coding the website I can show it on the screen for all of you to see in class.

Reference Masterpost

Whenever I get new reference material I will edit this post and add it onto here, that way it will all be in one place and not in a ton of posts.

First up, I got my mom to send me pictures of my drawings from 3rd grade in school from her binders, as well as report cards, since I want to create drawings that my character would have drawn in the 3rd grade to get her into trouble.

Upon looking at them, I realized in 3rd grade a lot of my drawings were still very "fantasy" themed in a way, so perhaps my character would have gotten through 3rd grade just as fine. So I had my mom send me drawings and such from 4th, 5th, and 6th grade as well.

I think I may change it to be 4th or 5th grade in my story. It would fit much better I feel into the fact that around that age people tend to tell kids to start "growing up" and to get their heads out of the clouds.

3rd Grade (Clearly I was obsessed with fairies)


4th Grade (Drawing things more that are "real")


Grade 5 (Drawing a lot less actually)


This post will continue to grow with references, as stated above!

A book with a similar concept:
Cathy's Book: If found call (650) 266-8233

I got this book when I was fairly young, much too young to fully understand it all I think. But am going to reread it.

But I am adding it to my reference masterpost not for its plot, but for its formatting. 

This book, like mine, has elements that you can pull out and look at that enhance the story. In addition to this, it also had phone numbers and links to things you could go to online and get other information as well that related to the story. 

So, while it isn't using AR, it is creating a similar "enhanced storytelling" experience for the reader/user. Thus I think it's worth noting as a reference. 

Some patterns

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tylenol Design Part 1

  • original was a bottle
    • new is a paper pack w/ 2-3 slots
    • no rattling
    • small, compact
    • can easily in a fit larger box w/ more items
  • still need to fit text on back
    • active ingredients + medical warning
  • need to create prototype dummy + print new paper design 

Intertwined Ornamental Typeface

I've started to make an ornamental typeface system by vectorizing the overlapped typewriter patterns.   I was thinking they could be used as borders in a document or dividers between sections in a chapter. They could also be used as a textural brush in Photoshop. I want to make a website as well so people could download it. 

tea package

Want to try different illustration style

To Do

I've gathered some materials as well as references for things I will be making in addition to making thumbnails of my layout. Will be getting some more stuff tomorrow night after classes. Hope to have physical designs and or content to show on Thursday. Sorting all of this out, planning the basic layout of the book, and gathering some materials took longer than I had thought it would. Will be sure to pick up the pace from this point on.

Below are my thumbnails. They are quite sketchy, but it was mostly to get a basis plot down so I could be organized enough to start creating. Also, they may not make much sense unless you've read the base story I've written for this.