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Matthew Workman: capstone




Workman, Matthew, artist

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The artist's statement: The path I have followed to become a graphic designer can be traced back to my early childhood. Throughout my school career, my notebooks were often filled with more drawings and doodles than actual notes. Even from my earliest memories, I recall being fascinated by the interaction of light and color: the patterns and emotions created by stacking one color of LEGO brick on top of another; the contrast between my mother's bright red coat and the brilliant white field of snow in which we stood. This journey of artistic development was long and winding, as I traveled the world and dabbled in different careers in fields as diverse as writing, truck driving, chemistry and even baking. Through it all, however, I remained interested in creating and viewing art. In particular, the bright, bold colors of the graphic arts captured and held my attention. I enrolled in the graphic design program at Colorado State University and never looked back. As I progressed through the program, I exposed myself to the work of designers past and present, from Saul Bass to Jessica Hische. Ultimately, I discovered my strengths in illustration, typography and web design. I now aim to help make the world a more engaging and beautiful place through the power of good design and visual communication.


Colorado State University Art Department capstone project.
Capstone contains the artist's statement, a list of works, and images of works.

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