Designer Spotlight: Sarah Alonso

This Designer Spotlight belongs to a super cool cat named Sarah Alonso, another fellow SAIT classmate with a distinct artistic style and a keen eye for design who also happens to be a great listener. I first met Sarah on the orientation day for the SAIT program. Dressed in almost all black with her signature…

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On becoming an artist, “good” design, and a look back at where I came from

I grew up wanting to be an artist, but I wasn’t sure what kind of artist. All I knew of art and how to express myself through art was the typical “traditional” means like drawing and painting. I once seriously considered going to art school to get a fine arts degree, a direction my high…

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Oh, Deer

A composite mash-up created in Adobe Illustrator using the outline of a majestic stag and various stock photos from unsplash.com. The intent was to play with textures and layering, and take advantage of the clipping mask option in Illustrator to create a whimsical composition. I created this at the height of my frustration with Illustrator,…

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Low Poly Corgi

I recently had the privilege of creating a low poly rendering of a corgi for fellow designer Ricky Luu, to be put on a t-shirt as a gift for his friend (so this project is essentially for a friend of a friend). I love low poly art, but find it incredibly intimidating to do myself.…

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Low Poly Sammy

Low-poly art is simultaneously invigorating and maddening. Focusing on finishing a piece is an accomplishment in and of itself; hours of meticulous, repetitive actions completed in a long chain. Really great tunes and a ton of coffee are definite requirements (for me, at least) to get through. Equal parts hair-rippingly frustrating and mega-glee-inducing exciting. It’s…

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