When a Central Texas mom heard about homeless students in her children’s school, she decided to do something about it. Stephanie was honored to design a logo for this soon-to-be non-profit organization. The purpose of Sunshine and Smiles is to discreetly provide gift packages for homeless students on their birthdays–bringing a little sunshine to what might otherwise be a particular hard day.
As part of an introductory Packaging/User Experience course at Texas State University, Stephanie re-designed Fisher’s Nut Exactly Snack Bite bag. The project consisted of building personas, testing mock ups, designing graphics, and compiling a process booklet.
As part of an introductory User Experience (UX) course at Texas State University, Stephanie designed a few screens of an app she called “The Tool Box.” It was designed to be an app for neighbors to borrow and lend tools. The purpose of the assignment was to get a quick and dirty intro to UX/UI design, persona building, planning, and user testing.
Stephanie designed a type specimen booklet for an introductory typography course as part of the MFA Communication Design program at Texas State University. The assignment was to create a grid, write the content, and design a booklet celebrating a classic typeface. Stephanie chose the 1930’s slab serif Rockwell.
Last week was the beginning of Semester Two of the never-ending MFA program I got myself into (why do I do this to myself!?). I am a little more organized this semester. I bought a 3-subject, college-ruled notebook with dividers and pockets. And I revamped my blog so I can try to share what I’m up to with my 2 followers–one of whom is my mom, Hi Mama!
Our first project was pretty simple. A warm-up for the punishment that is to come, I’m sure. We each prepared something to introduce ourselves, using only type. So … I designed a poster, featuring my scarf collection… tada!
LVL (pronounced “Level”) is a wearable hydration monitor that started out as a Kickstarter campaign. Stephanie redesigned the logo for a Concept Design course in the MFA program at Texas State University. The new design is made up of eight water droplets arranged into a rectangle. Stephanie also made the decision to spell out the name, “level,” and to add a tagline: Hydrate your body to happiness.
~Before and After~
A San Martian entrepreneur started The Lifestyles of the Sweet & Savory, a catering company. The owner needed logo and menu designs for an upcoming event. Stephanie designed a cupcake inspired logo and carried the sweet, feminine theme into a spring-green, strawberry pink menu.
The UT Tyler Anthropology & Geography Club was really coming together and becoming quite active on campus. They requested an updated logo that showed that two disciplines were coming together. Stephanie used the ideas of civilization and cities to create an image that represents both fields of study.
This was a class project, but the artist is quite real: Kourtney Marie Cecilia Hughes, a graduate of Pratt Institute and alumnus of The University of Texas at Tyler. The final design mimicked Kourtney’s thesis piece, Intrusions