Lauren Sargent

Month: February 2018

Week 6: Playing Catch Up

By now, my desktop has become littered with saved images, PhotoShop files, drafts, transparents, half-edited messes and more. Spring break is calling my name and my computer would like a clean out, please. But I had an enjoyable week of doing one of my favorite […]

Contradiction Creation

For this design assignment, Contradiction Creation (2 1/2 stars), I wanted to take an apocalyptic and creepy Big Brother state approach. I wanted these contradictory text and image pairings to seem almost like propaganda while also showing the “truth” of the situation. I simply used […]

Less is More: New Cover for Sea of Rust

This week we were supposed to create a new cover for the books we’re reading and I did just that. I’m really drawn to the minimalistic redos of classic books and I wanted to try to attempt that for my new cover for Sea of Rust. […]

Word Twister

I’ll be honest. I fought a battle with WordCloud and WordCloud won. Although it’s meant to be a highly customizable and personalized wordcloud generator, I had a difficult time figuring out how to make it anything like the one in the example. I depended on […]

Designer Dash

This week we were tasked with a design blitz, the sequel to the ever popular photo blitz. I luckily went to the grocery store this past weekend, which gave me the perfect material to snap. There were ads, signage in the store and products that […]

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Addison Cruz in her natural element: passing by peoples’ eyes while she documents their every moves. She likes to be on the streets, in the action and capturing moments in society, big or small. An amateur journalist, she considers herself a ‘documentarian’ in her own […]

Design is Adult’s Play

This week I absorbed two Ted talks by famous graphic designers who have done work for the The Met Opera, Quicksilver and more. I’m not sure if this was how it was meant to be taken, but to me the two speakers seemed like two […]

Week 5: Barely Alive

As you can probably tell by the time stamp from this post, this week has been one of the harder ones for me. Time management went flying right out the window and everything got shoved into a few quick days of work. Would not recommend. […]

E.T. Phone Home

In this audio assignment worth a whopping 5 stars, I created a phone call from the perspective of a character in Philip K. Dick’s short story, The Defenders. This assignment was the perfect one for doing what we were assigned to this week: weave in something […]

Rise and Shine Audio Adventure

We all have our particular sounds of the morning, afternoon, and night. The bang of a door or squeaky board in the floor may be familiar to us but jarring to others. In this audio assignment, I explored that blurry line of familiarity and alienness […]