Decolonizing Since 1492

Decolonizing Since 1492

Latest piece that I came up with as a protest to both the R*dskins and celebrating a butcher we know as Columbus.

I’m happy the way it turned out, I had the original idea to use a rejected/poison ink stamp over the two but I decided to merge the Washington DC football team logo and the most known Columbus portrait.

Using grunge elements and old world map texture, I was able to create a bloodied image that exemplifies a struggle and continual decolonization of what we know as history.

It’s a way to rewrite our Indigenous heritage and abolish the mainstay of misplaced historical experience.

13th Annual Brown University Powwow

I had the privilege designing the Native Americans at Brown (NAB)‘s 13th Annual Brown University Spring Thaw Powwow, they asked that I incorporate turquoise background which would also be the t-shirt base color. I wanted to keep the previous years’ logo, typography and shapes, to me consistency for the Spring Thaw Powwow helps create a unique and memorable event that many individuals in the New England area can look forward to.

I thank NAB for continuingly believing in my vision for their design.

Diné (Navajo) Web 2.0

Diné Web 2.0

The folks at Diné (Navajo) Web 2.0 asked me to create their branding, which would be used with their online and print presence. I was given free creative direction to establish and enhance the look and feel of their brand, I decided to utilize the Navajo home, Hooghan, also called Hogan, with almost four steps, it displays a balance of progress in expanding the efforts to not only preserve and educate but to extend the Navajo language into the future.

Native Innovations

Native Innovation Digital Storytelling Series

Native Innovations was looking to create a branding item for their Digital Storytelling workshop, the workshops I created the branding for Native Innovation’s Digital Storytelling, the icon itself reflects the use of technology as a way to share stories, “Navajo storytelling is an essential part to learning the Navajo language and instills foundations of the Diné philosophy of learning.”

Mexican Heritage Project

In June I was contacted by individuals working with the Mexican Heritage Project at the Arizona Historical Society in Tucson, AZ, they asked for promotional items such as flyer, postcard, and bookmark to distribute and market a new collection. I was asked to use photos for the different promotional items, which I did the best that I could.

12th Annual Brown University Powwow

I had a great time designing for the Native Americans at Brown, I was asked to touch up on their Spring Thaw Pow Wow brand and create 2 versions of their poster; one with the head dancers/drum groups and another to attract the general public. I also had the opportunity to create a shirt design with their newly created look for the 2013 Pow Wow.

Ya’at’eeh and Welcome

My name is Donovan Pete, I am graphic, web and visual designer, I enjoy simplicity and minimalism, yet my work yields a vast array of colors and shapes. I like to think my work is inspired by the harmony and balance of our world.

I consider myself to be a creative designer, whose focus lies in web design, graphic design, print design, branding, identity and creative ventures. My expertise in adobe creative suites helps me to design with you in mind.

More work can be found on:

Behance.

Work Samples (pdf)