Thinking back on all the projects I have completed in this class throughout the semester, I
have found several similarities that run throughout my creative process and several things that
differ depending on what is driving the project I am working on. I have developed a certain
mindset throughout all of my works, giving a certain style to the way I create and the way I
present. However, things such as time, interest, and how many people I’m collaborating with all
contributed to the final project, as well. In the end, my projects all had a unique story and
presentation to them, but ultimately all followed a certain style guideline that connected them to
I found the strongest sense of style came out in the completion of my first project, as this
piece had the most time to complete, the most freedom, and the captured the most of my general
interest. I found it much easier to focus on the aesthetic and overall design of the piece, as I
wasn’t stressing about the time I had to complete the project. And where the piece wasn’t where
I completely wanted it to be in the end, as I didn’t have enough time to physically print the book,
the concept read well digitally, and I have completed the idea of the physicality of the book
through an online comic. Because of the freedom allowed with this project, I was also able to
create something close to my heart. This did, however, prove to be troublesome in the
conceptual department, as I had a larger idea of what would be, already implanted in my my
mind from the start.
The weakest sense of style came from my collaboration piece in project three, as I was
unable to connect the piece to anything I had general interest in: such as illustration or story.
The little part I was able to connect the project to—emotional value—showed through very little
in the final presentation, as I was very disconnected from the piece as a whole. There was a little
more room for conceptual work in this project, as...