An 11x17 poster, scarves shaped into letters to spell out "Stephanie" with a short paragraph describing Stephanie.

Self Intro Type Poster

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!

 

An 11x17 poster, scarves shaped into letters to spell out "Stephanie" with a short paragraph describing Stephanie.
Meet Stephanie
Design for front cover of dust jacket, Beloved, hand lettered

Dust Jacket Book Cover

The assignment was to create a full dust jacket for a book, using only type. Stephanie found that most existing covers for this particular title are far too mild for the content, so she created a cover that reflects the darkness of Toni Morrison’s award-winning novel, Beloved.

Dust jacket book cover design for Beloved by Toni Morrison

Front of business card, blue, Stephanie Long, contact information

Self- Branding Logo Design

Stephanie explored logo design and self-branding for a class project. The logo is based off the Mayan symbol for “9,” Stephanie’s galactic tone. Nine appropriately symbolizes connection and patience, two necessities in the field of Communication Design. If Stephanie ever gets around to printing business cards, they will look something like this:

Front of business card, blue, Stephanie Long, contact information
Business Card, front

Back of business card, blue and orange text, imagine, explore, create connect and social media sites.

 

Shakespear Poster for rebranding the bard assignment

Shakespeare Poster

Rebranding the Bard was a Typography class assignment for the MFA program at Texas State University. Stephanie came up with an original headline and a design to match.

Shakespear Poster for rebranding the bard assignment
Shakespeare Poster

It took a while to get there…here are some of the original ideas:

 

 

 

Publication design assignment, front cover art

Publication Design

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

 

Media: InDesign
Spring 2013 (MCOM 3312)