Cover Art

Birbal

I design this book cover by converting a basic clipart image into an editable vector graphic and reshaping the elements to convey the humor of the stories. I also manipulated the text to follow the shape of the turban. The spine is a traditional Mughal pattern from a public domain image.

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Cover Art

The Alchemist

I created this simple illustration using GravitDesigner, a great freeware alternative to Illustrator. I got used to this amazingly intuitive and powerful software before deciding to invest in Adobe products.

The day and night imagery represent Santiago's dreams.

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Outdoor Poster

Lyric Theatre

This theatre company specializes in English language operetta, a genre unique in its combination of classical musical forms and satire.

To convey the comedic, classical-meets-contemporary tone as well as production quality, I used a golden hue and filters on a photograph from one of Lyric Theatre's productions. The main font is reminiscent of the Art Nouveau style.

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Shopping Bag

SAGE

This imaginary brand is upscale yet earthy. It was inspired by the sage plants my mother has grown from seed. That something so simple could have such a rich aroma and luxurious texture reminded me of the minimalist luxe homes I'd seen in decor magazines.

I selected, cut, and arranged a few leaves on a piece of paper and snapped the photo that appears on the bag.

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Packaging

Classic Blendz

This another imaginary brand. I thought it would be fun to juxtapose heroines from pre-Raphaelite paintings with a whimsical, post-modern aesthetic.

This one took a bit of Photoshop tweaking to make it look as though the two figures were in the same world, including the eyes (left) and hands (right).

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