Type & Image Food Diary Sketchbook

For this first project of my Spring semester, I created a 4" by 4" Food Diary Sketchbook that focused on type and image design. I first thought about all of the different foods I eat and brainstormed different stories/messages I wanted to visualize within the food images and typography. The ideas shown above are all of the concepts I came up with, except for a family dinner idea that I didn't end up utilizing because I began to stray away from the food aspect of the project as I was working. I designed all of the different experiences by finding images on google and producing a collage with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. I planned the layout of the five food experiences in a somewhat chronological order with the farm foods first, the other experiences one can experience with food second, third, and fourth, and then had food waste featured fifth. 

This project ran for approximately 5 weeks and was unlike one I had ever worked on before. I enjoy producing collages in my free time, so I thought it was fun to focus on this for a class project. From completing this project, I learned how to apply type and image together so they work as a unit within the design instead of being separate parts. Now that I have completed this project, I am better equipped to generate designs that incorporate type and image together. As I am still looking into the various design specialties, I am excited to see what I will be able to do with collage work and type/image application. Working on posters is something that has always intrigued me, so moving forward this type of coursework will only open more doors more me.