Inspiring Design

photo by sebdesign on flickr

photo by sebdesign on flickr

I’m inspired by 1960s poster art. Through their innovative use of color, font and layout, these posters were and continue to be influential in design. They were used to promote bands and music and effectively communicate a message in an artistic and creative way.

When I was editor-in-chief of my high school’s yearbook, I was inspired by these posters to create openers for each section in a similar style. I get a sense of organized chaos from the designs–an organized, clear layout but a chaotic, psychedelic style that adds creativity, fun and visual stimulations in every corner.

Visual communication is my passion: applying the journalistic process of research, interviews and storytelling to a visual representation. Stories can be told in an appealing, stimulating way that appeals to the viewer’s eye and engages them in a completely different way than a simple paragraph. Through art and design, the world becomes a multi-dimensional and vastly larger place for ideas.

Fillmore concert poster by Wes Wilson

Fillmore concert poster by Wes Wilson

photo by ChowKaiDeng on flickr

photo by ChowKaiDeng on flickr

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