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Kyrie Sharpe: capstone




Sharpe, Kyrie, artist

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The artist's statement: I first discovered my love for design when I was a junior in high school. I really admired the 5 Gum commercials and how the designers were able to communicate taste and sensation through imagery. It made me want to create art and express myself in such a cool way as well. Design is important to me because of how creative it can be. It can be simple and clean or intricate and messy. It can have all the colors of the rainbow or be straight black and white. I really enjoy using collage and finding new ways to display a message, such as using unconventional materials like makeup or bandanas. It makes the design refreshing and unique. The goal for my designs is to be able to make a positive impact on the community and its businesses. Volunteering for the Paradise Animal Welfare Society in my hometown of Crested Butte for the past 10 years has greatly impacted my experience as a graphic designer. It has given me the opportunity to enter my designs into the real world through the local newspaper and magazine, donor cards, posters, promotional materials, and social media, all while being able to help animals in need. My style of art is more naturalistic, often including animals and flowers, and with undulating lines. Most of the photos I use in my work are my own, as photography is a hobby of mine. I like implementing various genres in my designs, such as fancy flourishes to grungy backgrounds to old paper textures to modern imagery to keep my art different and interesting from one to the next.


2015 Spring.
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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