Nolan King: capstone

King, Nolan, artist
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The artist's statement: As a Designer, I focus strongly on concept design and development from production to post production. I believe that design is about communication and telling stories through the work itself. Design moves people, brings them joy & makes them think but most of all design is functional. I feel that all design fields are related and share this fact but I especially enjoy graphic design for its omnipresence and diversity, graphic design is present nearly everywhere you look; on printed material, web, signage, packaging, advertising, branding and visual identity. I employ a rational, logical and pragmatic approach when making work. With an ongoing interest to proposing and finding solutions to problems, I find that often problems cannot be formulated before they have been solved as the shaping of the question is part of the answer. I look for things to fix or improve, working like a tinkerer/inventor, I propose alternatives to existing models, while focusing on communication and attention to detail. When creating a logo, for example, I consider how it will work in context with other graphics as well as how different audiences will convey the graphic. This is essential to creating a design that will not only aesthetically look good in various contexts but be adaptable to each and every viewer.
2018 Fall.
Colorado State University Art and Art History Department capstone project.
Capstone contains the artist's statement, a list of works, and images of works.
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graphic design
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