Its Raining… Cats and Dogs!

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Hey everyone! Nicky here :) For one of my classes, called Animation Illustrated, my assignment is to create a 1-2min animation. I have full creative freedom with the piece so I am excited to make something fun and entertaining! To start … Continue reading

2015 Oscar Infographic

Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

I love the Oscars!

It is, I think, the only awards show I actually want to watch throughout the whole year. So, to prepare for the show happening February 22nd, I decided to create my own infographic showing the Top 10 most nominated films in the Oscars this year.

Here is the final:

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Maybe I’ll get an Oscar for the most ambitious information design piece :)


Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

In my experimental typography class, we were tasked to create an experimental poster using the lyrics from any song of our choosing. For mine, I used the lyrics from Haunted by Beyonce, a song I’ve been constantly listening to for the past few weeks now.

Here is the result:


Visualizing Data

Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

I’m taking a course about Wayfinding and Information Design. Our first project is to organize a set of data into an interesting and understandable way. Here is what I created so far:

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Kinetic Typography

Hey everyone! Nicky here
Check out my kinetic typography video I’m working on currently for Advanced Typography! More to come when it’s finished

Cooking Mama: The board game

Hey everyone!
I know I haven’t posted anything recently and feel quite horrible about it. Classes have been so so busy and projects are piling up…

BUT here is something that I’ve finally finished!

I am so pleased with the outcome of this project for my Game Design class! I worked with 3 amazing girls to create an analogue game from an original digital game. So, with lots of thought, we decided to take the Nintendo game Cooking Mama and make a board game around that!

I plan on taking more professional pictures of the game for my portfolio, but here’s the final product:

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And there you have it :)

Hope – My First Animation

Hello y’all :)

So this past week has been pretty busy (what else is new) because my summer courses started last week… and I already have an assignment finished… OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The assignment is called THE HERO’S JOURNEY


Provide 12—15 storyboards which visualize the short story you’ve crafted. This can be the story you started in class or a completely new tale.

You may use the provided storyboard template to sketch out your narrative. Below each frame you can choose to include a description of the physical environment (set design/location, time of day, interior [IN:] exterior [EXT:]), an/or description of the spatial quality of the frame (staging, camera angle and any other element from your shotlist).

Storyboards will be submitted in digital format for review on 21.


• Progression. Where does the story begin? Where does it end? What creates the most drama? Does your protagonist journey from Orphan–Wanderer–Warrior–Martyr?

• Use your senses. How do you convey the ambiance or mood one would experience while exploring this place?

• Do not be afraid to experiment – use humour, surprise, be spontaneous, embrace chaos.

• Keep it simple.


With this brief, I began the storyboarding process:


Basically, I planned out what each clip would look like and how the story will progress.

After, it was time to create the characters and animate them:


Now, finally, here’s the final animation:

I can’t wait to see what the next assignment will be :)



Better than POP-Tarts cuz its POP-Up!

Hey readers!


Within the last little while, I’ve been studying for my one exam and getting myself ready for my presentation tomorrow night (more info on that will come in a following post so hang in there). Needless to say, things have been especially busy!

I’ve also been working on a special book for my Communication class this semester. Our final assignment was to create a process book of all the projects we created and turn them into something totally different. So, for my book I decided to make pop up pages.

Here’s what the book looks like:

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I’m especially proud of this book because I tried a new binding technique and successfully made pop ups that work!

Hopefully, my professor enjoys looking through my book and sees the hard work I put into this :)





It’s Gin-TASTIC!

Wow… This semester has just flown by so quickly!

It seems only yesterday that I was heading to my first class at the start of January, and now we are moving on to April which means rapping up final projects…


One project that I finished a while ago was for a bottle of Gin.

The task was to create a structural packaging design for a product that is very delicate/breakable. For example, my prof suggested using a lightbulb, wineglass, shot glass, etc.

I decided on Gin for one reason: I was in the LCBO and found the smallest/cheapest bottle I could find.

So, here are my final images of what my package design looks like:

Gin Packaging

Now its time for a Gin and Tonic :)