HCD: Interview #1

Yesterday I got to chat with Denise Gonzales Crisp on some of the ideas floating around my brain. These posters are a reflection of my interview with Glenn, and starting to lead into new subjects.

A few things I was thinking about while creating:

  • Not relying so heavily on images – using type as a texture or shape
  • Stepping away from the idea of “bigfoot”
  • How does this relate to different superstitions people believe?
  • Designing at the micro/macro level – this set was created to work cohesively, but some were designed by themselves and others were designed as part of the whole

I think it could be interesting if I rearranged these smaller poster to create a different combination because there are so many possibilities. I will continue to experiment with this new process and see how it affects my work.

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T3: Final Book

Throughout the complexity and thoughtfulness of Philip K. Dick’s writings in The Exegesis, I was inspired to create a book that reflected his unique perspectives of the universe. My limited color palette features a magenta shade, connecting to the light beams Dick experienced. The die-cut cover conveys the sense of “peeking” into Dick’s thoughts and beliefs, as The Exegesis is based on thousands of pages of handwritten notes, journal entries, and sketches. Photography used throughout the work is my three-dimensional interpretation of the novel, expressing ideas of the unknown and beyond our realm of understanding. A smaller size helps present this extensive text in a more intimate, welcoming setting for the reader. Overall, I feel that this piece had a successful execution while I gained experience in editorial design.

HCD: Interview #1

Last weekend I interviewed Glenn, a Bigfoot hunting expert. Here are some highlights and quotes from our conversation.

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Tell me a little bit about your day-to-day job and responsibilities.
– Computer Systems Engineer
– St. Luke’s Health System
– Maintain computer systems, especially virtual
– Run applications to support health care

What types of communities are you involved in?
– Jiu-Jitsu
– Elk’s Club
– Ghost hunting/Bigfoot hunting/Alien group
– Man Club/Drinking Club
– Family community

What are some of your favorite hobbies and interests?
– Biggest one: reading
– Collect guns
– Make costumes
– Bigfoot hunting
– Ghost hunting
– Alien hunting
– Motorcycle riding
– Shooting guns
– Power armor

What is your dream job?
– Holy smokes, I’ve never thought of that.
– Sitting on a beach?
– I don’t actually like having to do things.
– As soon as you consider it a job, it’s no longer fun.
– Owning a motorcycle/car shop/garage
– Tools! Tools! Tools!

What about Bigfoot hunting is particularly interesting to you?
– I think it’s [life] boring without the mystery.
– I like the idea of the unknown.
– Investigating things that aren’t um… concrete.
– Outside the realm of boring.

Can you give me any background information involving Bigfoot hunting?
– So I’ve always been pretty open minded [about Bigfoot], yet skeptical.
– I may not believe in it, but I don’t rule it out entirely.
– Why not?
– It disgusts me how people think we know everything
– We discover new things every day.
– Humans are just so wrong.

Can you tell me about a specific incident involving Bigfoot?
– Pear tree.
– Bite patterns, DNA samples, hair.
– Tall grass
– Indention of toe prints.
– Things we don’t notice in our day-to-day interaction with the world.

Tell me what everyone should know about Bigfoot.
– People discount the idea of Bigfoot because of pop culture.
– Life has become so boring because we think we know everything.
– Truth of the matter is… we discover new things every day.
– So I guess you can keep an open mind.