Illustrated graphics

There's more to design than simply making something look visually appealing. Design is a way to share a story by taking a big clump of information and simplifying it by visually representing the story or process. It's a time when the designer has to choose what is essential to show and what can be left out. Taking a class specifically on information graphics set the stage for learning how to convey a story or process in visual form. Here's just a few of the projects I researched and then illustrated. 

For this project, I had to illustrate the parts of something I wasn't familiar with. Rummaging through several images and websites, I had enough of an understanding of the internal combustion engine to illustrate the inside and out of it. 

Basketball; my absolute favorite sport. This project started with interviewing a college basketball player on how to do a lay-up, followed by having a photoshoot with a model demonstrating those steps. Once I had the images I needed to capture the three main steps to a lay-up, I was able to trace them in Illustrator for this final design.  

The water cycle is an informational graphic that has been illustrated several times. After finding a graphic that I found well done, I wanted to take a stab at recreating it. I used Illustrator to draw this. 

Using Illustrator, I designed this graphic to reflect what actions Cook Medical takes to ensure they are helping the environment. 

This is the media title used to open up the Going Green infographic. (Featured on the Cook Medical's Urology blog) 

This is another media tile that appears on the Cook Medical Urology Blog to promote how Cook's packaging  is designed to be more environmentally friendly. 

I created this timeline to capture the gun control laws through the years to fit the layout of a magazine spread. I used the contrast of a black background and red and white text to create a dramatic and intense feel, as this can be somewhat a dramatic topic.