It’s that time of the season for powwows, specifically the 15th Annual Brown University Spring Thaw Powwow! I wanted to go in a new approach in creating the annual poster, and I was given creative direction to achieve the proper and consistent look that many have grown accustomed to. I hand drew the central figure which is a Woman’s Traditional Dancer, and input on the poster that you can see in the gallery. I also added some texture into the image using a variety of techniques to create the final outcome. I’m very pleased and the Native Americans at Brown are also happy with the finished design.
I’m late adding this to my portfolio, but I’m happy the way the design came out. I collaborated with the Arizona Historical Society in Tempe, AZ to create a wide variety of panels which was focused on the American Indians whom received the prestigious Medal of Honor serving their time in the United States Armed Forces. I had the pleasure of creating the logo and display panels which were used in a variety of historical institutions. Here are a few examples:
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November is Native American Heritage Month, as declared by President Obama. On r/IndianCountry, we decided to create a weekly community discussion and the AMA (Ask Me Anything) Native focused topics. I really enjoyed creating and changing out the weekly banners for the subreddit. Here are some examples:
I was delighted to hear from the Native Americas at Brown (NAB) to conceive and design for their annual powwow, I was given free reign to create eye-catching aesthetics and promote the unity of the Native American communities and New England specifically Providence, RI. This year, I wanted to use different dancers compared to the Fancy Shawl Dancer from last year, so I input a Jingle Dancer and a Grass Dancer, which came out better than expected. I continued to utilize previous years’ design elements to create this year’s design.
I’m happy with the finished product, and I know NAB is too.
Some months ago, I was asked to be a moderator for http://reddit.com/r/IndianCountry, which I gladly accepted. The subreddit seemed plain, so I was able to add some CSS elements as well as design some branding elements to assist bringing new subscribers and readers. Our plan was to bring awareness to many about Native American issues and news.