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Graphic Design Portfolio
Akua Asamoah
December 2012
1
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no
possibility of cheati...
About Me
I am an Informal Artist..
I am not a formally trained artist. I have never taken any
coursework in drawing or had...
People
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered
mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a
sign?” Albert Einstein
"Quote...
Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah 4
The following slides of people were drawn while developing a website. The purp...
Men
5Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Women
6Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Couples
7Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
More People
8Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Holiday Characters
9Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Clothing & Accessories
“A girl should be two things: classy and
fabulous.” Coco Chanel
"Quotes About Face." Quotes About F...
Fabulous & Classy
11Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
More Clothing
12Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Facial Expressions
“The face is a picture of the mind with
the eyes as its interpreter.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Quotes Abo...
14
I wanted to study how to produce different facial expressions using eyes, eyebrows, and mouth. To do this, I
changed th...
Futuristic People
15Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Eyes
16
These drawings were created to examine how eyebrows and eyeball position affects interpretation of a
person’s faci...
Can you guess who had a bad day at the
office?
17Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Places & Transportation
"Everyone has a photographic
memory, some just don’t have film.“
Moore, Daniel. Funny Travel Quote...
Cities & Buildings
19Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Interiors & Exteriors
20Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Kitchen Model Using Open Office Draw
21Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Furniture
22Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Transportation
23Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Proficiency Margin Staff & Visitors
Created Using Microsoft Word
Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah 24
Proficiency Margin Staff
Created Using OpenOffice Draw
Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah 25
Logos, Websites, & Flyers
“Logos and branding are so important. In a
big part of the world, people cannot read
French or E...
Logos & Website Banners
27Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Websites
28Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Website Design
29
SnackSleuth is a website I designed while learning website layout methods, how to create full-window web...
Flyers
30Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
Flyers
31
?
If people
could rent
space in your
head…
Would you be
as RICH as a
Billionaire?
OR would
you be as
BROKE as a
...
Comics
“Always laugh when you can. It is
cheap medicine.”
Lord Byron
Laughter Quotes-Famous Quotations & Sayings on Laught...
Vegan Birds
33
Morning Earl,
What’d ya like for
breakfast?
A book a day
KEEPs the doctor
away! Thank
God Earl bought
this ...
Benefits of a Vegan Life on Worms
34
Thank GOD these
birds found this
book on Vegetarian
Cuisine! My
healthcare bill hasn’...
Benefits of Exergaming
35
75,76…84…-oh my neck…
There must be a better
way to strengthen my
mind
Yeah There is! It’s calle...
Hand-drawings and Sketches
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no
possibility of cheating. It is either good or ba...
Pencil Drawings
37Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
More Pencil Drawings
38Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
The End
Thank You for Your Time
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others
see.” ~ Edgar Degas
Goodreads. N.p., n....
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  • I created a website called Proficiency Margin. The website provides free educational resources available online to visitors of the site. As part of the site, I wanted to create a fictional staff to represent the fictional company behind the site. It’s a Cartoon-like company that provides real-life resources for real human beings that visit the site. I created some fictional staff members to be part of the website. The images on this and the next slide represent some of the Characters I created for the site to add more personality and life to the site. The other images represent drawings I created while teaching myself to draw on the computer.
  • I like drawing ethnic looking characters. However, the above drawings were not created to teach myself how to do this. This and the next slide were drawn while studying how to draw feet, shoes, and clothing.
  • I wanted to learn how different eye positions and eye-brow positions affect emotions.
  • I wanted to learn how different facial features affect the emotions portrayed on a person’s face. To do this, I drew blue images and changed eyebrows, eyes-shapes, and smiles to learn how to portray the emotions of sadness, anger, grief, and disinterest. In addition to this, I wanted to learn how to make Sci-fi like characters and what goes into making this type of character. I was not very creative in doing this but I did enjoy the thought process involved in trying to do this. I decided to draw circles on the faces of my Blue Characters. These circles represent cultural markings for their group. The males have theirs in a horizontal line on the right cheek and the women have their circles in an arc in the right side of the cheek. The other two images(brown) represent a male and female from a fictional tribe that I would like to someday use in a cartoon of stories/fables.
  • I drew these images from a profile view (side view) and changed the eyeball position and size to see how it affects the interpretation of the person’s facial expression.
  • 1.Draw different faces and how face shape/size changes a face, and how changing the position of head affects conveyance of emotion. 2.Eye position, Eyebrow Position, and Emotions
  • 1. Studying Color Theory, Symmetry, and using Grids to create webpage layouts.
  • This is a test note. If you are interested in learning more or purchasing artwork or creative design services, please contact me at ekue@live.com. Thank You for your Interest.
  • I decided to learn how to draw a human face and nose. The above are what I drew after reading an article online on this subject. The images are not Portraits. They do not represent real people and were drawn strictly from imagination.
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    1. 1. Graphic Design Portfolio Akua Asamoah December 2012 1 Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. (Salvadore Dali) Genn, Robert. Art Quotes by Salvadore Dali. The Painter's Keys, 4 Dec. 2012. Web. 4 Dec. 2012. <http://quote.robertgenn.com/auth_search.php? authid=461>. Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    2. 2. About Me I am an Informal Artist.. I am not a formally trained artist. I have never taken any coursework in drawing or had any person to teach me how to draw. I create artwork from imagination, from observation, and from memory. I teach myself how to draw by using free online materials available on the web, by studying images that I see in my environment , and then trying to draw these images. I can draw the following-People, Homes and Apartments floor plans and interiors, Furniture, Clothing, logos, and facial expressions. I enjoy drawing people. The image in upper right corner is an example of this. I like drawing realistic looking individuals and drawing dwelling places using Sketchup. Currently, I am interested in learning how to add personality to and animate my characters by using facial expressions and body language. Also, I am learning how to draw body parts and make my characters move using computer programming languages. I hope you enjoy my art-work! Table of Contents 1. People Men Women Couples Sci-Fi/Futuristic Work-buddies 2. Clothing & Accessories 3. Facial Expressions 4. Places 4.Transportation-Cars, Trucks, Bikes, and More 5. Logos and Banners 6. Comics 7. Interiors/Exteriors 8. Hand-drawings & Sketches 9. Conclusions 2Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    3. 3. People “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Albert Einstein "Quotes About Human." (282 Quotes). Good Reads, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2012. < http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag?id=human&page=1&utf8= %E2%9C%93 >. 3Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    4. 4. Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah 4 The following slides of people were drawn while developing a website. The purpose of the website, which was first called, A Step to the Top, was to provide links to free online courses and tutorials that an individuals can use to develop job-related or career-skills. I picked the name of the site because it represents what the person is doing when he or she chooses to improve their skills-they take a step closer to the top level of success. I changed the name of the site to Proficiency Margin. I formed the word from the definitions of Proficient and Profit Margin. Proficient means to be advanced, able, accomplished, and have competency in a subject area. It means to be a skilled expert. Proficiency means "advancement in knowledge or skill“. Profit Margin, a Financial Term, is a ratio of profitability. It is revenue a company gets to keep after paying its expenses. Proficiency Margin means provides you with the resources you need to develop profitable skills. To develop the site, I came up with a theme. I developed an imaginary company called Proficiency Margin and developed a staff for it. The staff represented fictional characters who do what I do for the site-find free online resources with educational values, evaluate them, and then publish it on the site. Also, the staff is responsible for designing, writing the text on the website, maintaining the site, and also for responding to contacts from the public. Finally, the staff is responsible for managing the bookstore that I created on the site using Amazon Astore program. In addition to this, I created a fictional city for the office to be located at. The drawings in the cities and buildings, transportation (bus & cars), and interiors are part of the city where the company is located. Also, I needed to develop office The following slides contain the images that were created for the site using Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Draw: People: 4,5,6,7,23 Cities: 18 Furniture: 21 Transportation: 22 Logos & Business Cards: 26 In the end, I decided to not use the fictional company for the website and chose to not use the images.
    5. 5. Men 5Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    6. 6. Women 6Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    7. 7. Couples 7Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    8. 8. More People 8Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    9. 9. Holiday Characters 9Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    10. 10. Clothing & Accessories “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Coco Chanel "Quotes About Face." Quotes About Fashion (292 Quotes). Good Reads, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2012. <http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag? id=fashion&page=1&utf8=%E2%9C%93>. 10Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    11. 11. Fabulous & Classy 11Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    12. 12. More Clothing 12Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    13. 13. Facial Expressions “The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.” Marcus Tullius Cicero "Quotes About Face." Quotes About Face (54 Quotes). Good Reads, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2012. <http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/face?page=1>. 13Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    14. 14. 14 I wanted to study how to produce different facial expressions using eyes, eyebrows, and mouth. To do this, I changed the shape, size, and position of these features to attempt to produce different expressions. The first slide, “Futuristic People”, is an attempt to do this and produce Science-fiction like characters. To do this, I drew blue images and changed eyebrows, eye-shapes, and smiles to learn how to portray the emotions of sadness, anger, grief, and disinterest. In addition to this, I wanted to learn how to make Sci-fi like characters and what goes into making this type of character. I was not very creative in doing this but I did enjoy the thought process involved in trying to do this. I decided to draw circles on the faces of my Blue Characters. These circles represent cultural markings for their group. The males have theirs in a horizontal line on the right cheek and the women have their circles in an arc in the right side of the cheek. The other two images(brown) represent a male and female from a fictional tribe that I would like to someday use in a cartoon for a fable I considered writing a while ago. The next slide, “Eyes”, focuses only on the eyes. It’s a study on how eyes affect interpretation of a person’s emotions. The final slide, “Can you guess who had a bad day at the office?”, is also a study on how facial features and changing the head position can be used to convey different emotions in drawings. It’s also an attempt to create older characters using wrinkles and fine lines. If you would like to tell me what the facial expressions says to you about the drawings, you can do so at this site Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    15. 15. Futuristic People 15Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    16. 16. Eyes 16 These drawings were created to examine how eyebrows and eyeball position affects interpretation of a person’s facial expression. All eyes are looking at the yellow ball. What does the face say to you? Use contact information in description for this presentation to provide feedback. Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    17. 17. Can you guess who had a bad day at the office? 17Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    18. 18. Places & Transportation "Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don’t have film.“ Moore, Daniel. Funny Travel Quotes. Unique-southamerica-travel- experience.com, 2006-2013. Web. 4 Dec. 2012. <http://www.unique- southamerica-travel-experience.com/funny-travel-quotes.html> 18Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    19. 19. Cities & Buildings 19Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    20. 20. Interiors & Exteriors 20Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    21. 21. Kitchen Model Using Open Office Draw 21Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    22. 22. Furniture 22Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    23. 23. Transportation 23Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    24. 24. Proficiency Margin Staff & Visitors Created Using Microsoft Word Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah 24
    25. 25. Proficiency Margin Staff Created Using OpenOffice Draw Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah 25
    26. 26. Logos, Websites, & Flyers “Logos and branding are so important. In a big part of the world, people cannot read French or English--but are great in remembering signs” Karl Lagerfeld "Quotes About Logo" Quotes About Logo (17 Quotes). Good Reads, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2012. <http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/logo>. 26Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    27. 27. Logos & Website Banners 27Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    28. 28. Websites 28Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    29. 29. Website Design 29 SnackSleuth is a website I designed while learning website layout methods, how to create full-window websites, and CSS opacity. The site allows a user to find the nutritional values of items on a menu, such as a Hamburger meal. The components of the meal are decomposed into it's ingredients. Images of each individual ingredient is placed on the screen. When the visitor clicks the image, a table pops up that shows the visitor the calories, fat, sodium, and other nutritional data. Client-side scripting was used to create this table and CSS was used to convert the image on the left to that on the right. Before After Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    30. 30. Flyers 30Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    31. 31. Flyers 31 ? If people could rent space in your head… Would you be as RICH as a Billionaire? OR would you be as BROKE as a PAUPER? Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    32. 32. Comics “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” Lord Byron Laughter Quotes-Famous Quotations & Sayings on Laughter. Famousquotes123, n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2012. <http://www.famousquotes123.com/laughter-quotes.html>Laughter Quotes-Famous Quotations & Sayings on Laughter. Famousquotes123, n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2012. <http://www.famousquotes123.com/laughter-quotes.html> 32Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    33. 33. Vegan Birds 33 Morning Earl, What’d ya like for breakfast? A book a day KEEPs the doctor away! Thank God Earl bought this book of Vegan Recipes! Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    34. 34. Benefits of a Vegan Life on Worms 34 Thank GOD these birds found this book on Vegetarian Cuisine! My healthcare bill hasn’t been this low in years! Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    35. 35. Benefits of Exergaming 35 75,76…84…-oh my neck… There must be a better way to strengthen my mind Yeah There is! It’s called Videogames! Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    36. 36. Hand-drawings and Sketches Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. (Salvadore Dali) Genn, Robert. Art Quotes by Salvadore Dali. The Painter's Keys, 4 Dec. 2012. Web. 4 Dec. 2012. <http://quote.robertgenn.com/auth_search.php? authid=461>. 36Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    37. 37. Pencil Drawings 37Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    38. 38. More Pencil Drawings 38Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah
    39. 39. The End Thank You for Your Time “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013. 39Graphic Design Portfolio ....Akua Asamoah

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