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.
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.
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.
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.