Interactive Design

Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

This summer so far has been a mix of relaxation and a good amount of hard work. At my summer placement at Formative Innovations Inc. the skills that I am gaining and the work I have completed is amazing! From projects such as web design, branding, video production, editing, and layout design, I worked hard to complete them while acquiring new techniques and ways of thinking.

With this being said, I am able to place some of the work I did on my portfolio, including a few web pages I drafted and helped develop.

Check out the link below to see what Ive been doing:
http://www.nicoleclarizio.com/interactivedesign

Peacock Feathers

Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

I am pleased to say that my digital painting skills are starting to improve. From watching endless amounts of tutorials and figuring out the buttons on my tablet (Finally) I think I’m getting the hang of it :)

Check out my peacock that I drew recently:
Peacock design

Also, I submitted my peacock to Threadless, an online site for t-shirt designs, and is now in the process of voting. If I get enough votes, Threadless will fund it so people can purchase it!

So, follow the link below and vote!

https://www.threadless.com/designs/peacock-33

Blue Project

Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

Last weekend, I organized a pretty fun video shoot, involving two of my friends, a backdrop, my camera and tripod, beats speakers, and a lot of blue powder!
Through the many difficulties trying to organize the shoot, I managed to capture very interesting footage to use in my video. On my camera I set the frame rate to 60spf, so during the editing phase, I could easily slow the footage speed.

In After Effects, I worked some colour keying magic and applied a few other changes to produce the look I wanted.

I put the link below so have a watch!

Feminist

Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

This past semester, I made a pretty “edgy” video for my expressive typography class.

In the video, I explore the meaning of Feminism for me as a woman in my world. I have always had an insecurity with my body, which started probably the beginning of 7th grade. I have small breasts, bigger hips, a wider waist, a bump in my nose, which made me feel extremely unattractive. The perfect image of what a woman should look like has always haunted my mind, to the point of these thoughts becoming obsessive. This made my self-esteem decrease.

Now, after reflecting on who I am and how people actually perceive me, I see now that I am beautiful because I am my own person. This video is a reflection of my journey to finding my inner woman.

http://www.nicoleclarizio.com/video#e-1

FITC Tokyo Title Sequence

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If I could describe this video in one word, it would be this; mesmerizing. After watching this video for the FITC Tokyo conference for this year, I couldn’t help but press replay over and over again. Each time I watched the video, I tried to deconstruct how the video was made; the multiple layers and elements.

According to the description of the video, the title sequence was “sought to encapsulate the city itself – distilled to graphic form.” It was also made to “contrast the harmonies of traditional Japanese culture against the backdrop and sensory overload of present-day Tokyo.” Based on the designers’ objectives for the video, they clearly created the illusion of overload.

The director of the video is Ash Thorp, a graphic designer, illustrator, and creative director for a multitude of different mediums, including films. His design and direction for the video takes on a style of glitch. He pushes a harsh colour palette, dominant typographic style, simple geometry, gradients and isometric elements.

What amazes me most about this title sequence is its level of complexity. Creating this video would have had to require a massive library of different textures and materials layered over top of each other. As well, the amount of time and planning must have been a hefty task, just to work out each individual frame, animation, key frame, and transition.

I encourage you to the watch the video and truly witness something mesmerizing!

Even the stills from the video are beautiful!

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Here is the website where you can view the stills as well:
http://albertomoss.com/work/fitctokyo2015

Oscars 2015

Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

Here is the final edition to my Oscars infographic, completed with all the nominations, categories, and winners!

Can’t wait for next year so I can make another one :)

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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 :)

Haunted

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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:

BW-poster

Visualizing Data

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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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Im-Ur-Dream-Guy

Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

Let me present my new kinetic type piece: Im-Ur-Dream-Guy. Inspired by the many comments that men send women on Tinder, I decided to create a monologue of a woman’s “dream guy”, describing why he would be the perfect one for you.

Please like and share :)