The purpose of the design is to show off the logos of companies who have made contributions towards the Graphic Communications Technology program at BCIT. We played with the concept of “building” or “constructing”, which lead us to the final iteration of the donor wall. For the donor wall, we printed onto 4ft x 8ft brushed aluminum Dibond before mounting various cut layers of acrylic and Sintra boards, which are offset from the main board.
We chose a CMYK color palette for the intention of representing the subtractive colour model, which is used in the printing process. We incorporated graphics such as skyscrapers, buildings in constructions, and cranes to reference “building” towards something bigger. In the background, we used a grid to show the initial planning stages of constructing a larger form. Ultimately, stages from planning, the process of building, tools used to build, and the final product would be shown as a metaphor for how students will learn within the GTEC program.
The production of the art piece required us to print onto the various substrates using an Océ Arizona large format UV flatbed printer before sending it to be cut into different bits on the Kongsberg cutting table. The process required us to work in both prepress and production. To ensure the artwork files are set for production, we needed to set registration marks and cut paths for the cutting table and we needed to properly set PDF file for final output for the ONYX Thrive software. To put together the art piece, we used double-sided adhesive tape to layer everything into a 3-dimensional piece.
This is a group project designed and produced by myself and Huzefa Burhanpurwala.
For TEDxBCIT 2016, my partner and I were assigned design and produce the stage for the event. The challenge in this project is to develop a stage that incorporates TEDxBCIT's themes of the event but also makes use of the 12ft x 28ft stage size. For the project we wanted to produce stage props that are light weight as well as sturdy. The solution we came up with is to use an environmentally-friendly material, corrugated cardboard, which fulfills both requirements.
By pairing our large format printer and digital cutting table, we can layer custom cut cardboard to create a unique display that emphasizes TEDxBCIT. The cityscape silhouette in the background portrays a multi-level approach as to how we can see our city through TEDxBCIT's multiple themes. In addition to the stage, we were given the job to print various banners that will be displayed throughout the event space.
The production of this job heavily relies on the use of the Kongsberg Cutting Table but also the organization and prepress of various digital files in order for the project to be successful. To reduce the amount of waste we manually ganged up artwork onto 48"x96" corrugated sheets to be printed and cut.
This project focuses on developing a book in InDesign. We compiled various InDesign documents into a book file to create a final book. The processes involved in this project included collecting data and images for the purpose of designing a book from scratch.
The requirements needed for this project includes setting paragraph, character, and object styles properly; developing preflight profiles and reports; setting up a Table of Contents and Index via the proper use of paragraph and character styles; and lastly, ensuring the digital files are set up properly for output.
This is a personal project developed to showcase my photos in a small perfect bound book. The process of the book required the use of design, prepress, and final production. The finished 104pg piece uses a 80lbs linen cover to give it a unique feel and look whereas the inside pages use an 80lbs text uncoated smooth sheets. The challenge faced in this project was how to attain a perfect centering of the text on the spine given the unpredictable behaviour of the attached perfect binding unit. The solution was to pre-score the cover to help the perfect binding unit glue and fold the book block to the cover more consistently.
The Konica Minolta C7000 digital press and perfect binding unit was used to produce this piece.
Thoughts of a Design Student
This two week journal shows readers the author’s current thoughts and views in regards to what he sees in the urban environment and what he has seen and learned about the principles of design. My intentions in this book is to make a basic layout that visually appeals to the readers. Rather than adding a traditional table of contents, I used the cover itself to help indicate where each "article" is located within the document.
Expo Marker Box
For the purpose of this project, I reproduced the box as 100% vector shapes and lines for the intention of reproducing scalable artwork as well as creating dielines.
For my dieline, I chose to work with a box that uses the 4 process colours (CMYK). The box is put together by glueing one end to the other and folding down the other 6 flaps to produce a three dimensional box.
To create the dieline of the box I needed to get the measurements correct. The flaps in the dieline also needed to be smaller than the width of the one side of the box so that the box can easily fold in an automated process.