Category Archives: Thesis

Thesis Show: Key Portraits

Thesis Show: Key Portraits, a set on Flickr. Photos from the show installation, opening night and visiting critic talk with Dmitri Seigel. Advertisements

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Thesis is Here!

My two years at MICA is quickly coming to an end. My thesis will go up at the end of this month. Lots of work has happened in the past year, some recent work from is below. My thesis is … Continue reading

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Thesis Blog Changes

Since we started our Interactive Class with Andres Zapata this Fall, a lot of changes have been happening on my thesis blog since my last post about it. Even more are to come soon. The next step is designing and … Continue reading

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The Thesis Blog

As part of our Thesis, we’re required to start a blog. I’ve set one up at akeythesis.com it’ll be used for documenting my ideas and research around the key, collaborating with my studio mates and keeping me on track.

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More Design Sprints

I did some more design sprints last night. This one was inspired by a beautiful painting of pixelated roses. So did my own version with a key. I love all the different shades of brown and I could even use … Continue reading

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Design Sprints

After a day of writing and research for my thesis about keys I decided to do some design sprints with key imagery. I used a lot of my vector outlines of keys I had made earlier in the summer. I … Continue reading

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The Semantic Beauty

The biggest draw of doing my thesis research on keys is that besides being rich in visual variety, the literature, history and vocabulary surrounding keys are just as robust. One of the more interesting things about Keys is that the … Continue reading

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Outline and Fill

I love the transparency overlay, it’s always one of my favorite ways to use vector art. And, I’m just proud that I conquered the tracing of this key. I celebrate even the litte things! On to more tracing…

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The Interwebs Dictionary

As I continue to dig up interesting articles, books and ideas to read about Keys, the internet has clearly been the easiest and most accessible tool for research. As I googled “What is a key” to try and find a … Continue reading

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Tracing Keys

I wanted to move to doing some visual things with keys, so I’m drawing vector outlines of my keys. I’ve got over a hundred in my key library I can trace right now. My initial ideas are to create a … Continue reading

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