John Spokas: capstone

Spokas, John, artist
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The artist's statement: I was first drawn to art when I was a child with an extreme imagination. I struggled to verbally describe what it was that I was imagining about, so I decided to try and show my thoughts through drawing. Throughout my life, I have been making art to try and better explain who I am as a person. This journey of mine has introduced me to just about every way a person could make art but most importantly the power of design. From the first time I wished to communicate through my drawing design has been a significant part of my life. Graphic Design has helped to show me the power of visual interpretation. To build something that gives information to the viewer. Graphic Design has helped me give an opinion or evoke thought through the work that I am making. It has thought me how to be deliberate with everything that I am doing, to truly think about all the actions I am making. Graphic Design has changed the way that I think about and see the world that I live in. My study of design has thought me to think like a designer, to best understand the "what" and "why" of all the things I enjoy visually. This way of thinking has shown me that there is always room to grow and learn. As a designer, the constant opportunity for growth is the aspect that I enjoy the most and I am dedicated to learning all that I can about design. I try to make the best work possible that I can and hold myself to a very high standard in order to improve as much as I possibly can. I plan to always improve my work and push my standards even that much farther. My goal as a designer is to represent better than what could have been said. I wish to make beautiful things that are informing as much as they are visually pleasing.
2019 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.
graphic design