Advertising and Design Portfolio


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Advertising and Design Portfolio

  1. 1. Madeline Nies Marketing & Graphic Design double major University of Notre Dame Class of 2009 | 908.472.5757 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  2. 2. Universal Declaration of Human Rights poster series, Fall 2008 A committee of Notre Dame Faculty members asked each member of my advanced design class to submit a design concept for a poster series to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Of the thirteen submissions, my six-part series was chosen to be printed and posted around campus for the duration of the school year. The posters graphically acknowledge the progess humans have made since the atrocities of the Holocaust, yet suggest we still have a long way to go to achieve universal human rights. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Madeline Nies
  3. 3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Here are two more of the six timeline posters from the campaign, each articulating five of the thirty articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Madeline Nies
  4. 4. ‘‘Facts’’ Americans now use 127 % more water Running the tap while than we did in 1950. brushing your teeth can waste 4 gallons of water. About 95 percent of the water entering our homes goes down the drain. The average shower head uses about 2.5 gallons per minute. Leaky faucets that drip at the rate of one drop per second can waste up to 2,700 gallons of water each year. Over a quarter of all the clean, drinkable water you use in your home is used to flush the toilets. SOBER UP: A campaign to send water to rehab. Water Sustainability Initiative, Fall 2008 For a class assignment to promote water sustainability on campus, a 1 group of three designers and I developed the “’I’m so wasted” campaign. Taking the form of stickers, pins, and water-proof shower tags, this 2 campaign effectively used humor to speak to our college audience. 3 Above is a spread from the process book we composed after the campaign, along with pictures that document our execution. 4 5 6 7 8 Madeline Nies
  5. 5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 CD insert for “Such Great Heights” | Spring 2007 7 “Such Great Heights,” by the Postal Service, merges indie and pop to create a dynamic song. As an 8 assignment, I was asked to graphically express the essence of a song of my choice using only type and one color. The front and back of this CD insert playfully captures the energy of the lyrics. Madeline Nies
  6. 6. Fair Trade Product Design Initiative | Spring 2008 I was personally selected by a product design professor to join six other students in the research, designing, prototyping and production of a series of products for Fair Trade organizations based in Nepal. Incorporating traditional Nepalese motifs such as the lotus leaf and the dharma wheel, the products I designed introduce a western design aesthetic to the customary material and production methods used in Nepal. Depicted here are a stationary box with notecards, a wooden coaster set, and a series of decorative pillows. These products will go into production abroad this summer. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Madeline Nies
  7. 7. PU S E advertising PU S E advertising 15 Irish Avenue, Notre Dame, IN 46556 Mr. John Stevens Mendoza College of Business 10 Notre Dame Avenue Notre Dame, IN 46556 Ms. Jane Richards PU S E 15 Irish Avenue Notre Dame, IN 46556 advertising 574.631.4906 1 2 Pulse Advertising logo design | Spring 2009 3 I am currently enrolled in Advertising Campaigns, an advanced 4 level marketing class. Our small class acts as an actual agency, 5 as we will be serving real clients in the South Bend community this semester. We chose to name our agency Pulse, to emphasize 6 how we are in touch with the pulse of our clients’ customers. I 7 designed the logo, letterhead, envelope and business cards for our class agency. 8 Madeline Nies
  8. 8. 1 2 3 4 The Sign 2008 | Fall 2008 5 As the Manager of Adworks, Notre Dame’s student-run advertising agency, I independently undertook the design, 6 printing and distribution of The Sign 2008 for the Notre Dame Football season. Each fall, this sign is meant to promote 7 school spirit and inspire support for our team. The slogan, “Tradition Never Graduates” is a quotation from our head coach, Charlie Weis. To cover the costs of production, I contacted local businesses to sell advertising space on the back 8 of the poster. Nearly 30,000 copies have been picked up by students, faculty and campus visitors this year. Madeline Nies