I designed a poster series called A Different Garden for a local non-profit organization in Miami, Florida called Children’s Resources. Children’s Resources is a dedicated pre-school for children with special needs to help enhance their learning potential through educational and therapeutic programs. Their goal is to help kids learn at the pace that they need in order to grow into adults that can live to their fullest potential. I chose to help bring awareness to this organization because I have always been an advocate for specialized education. I learned that the Inclusion program is a type of learning method that has been explored in educational research that the school uses and sometimes is compared to nurturing a garden. I wanted the posters to emphasize the idea of being different seem positive and that even though the undeveloped plant may not be quite there, that they could eventually get to their full potential. I would love for the posters to exist not only in physical form but also online with the ever-changing digital age it could reach a larger audience at a faster rate. So if I can make any small difference in the community by delivering this message; that for me would be enough.
New Hues is a location-based social search mobile app for artists interested in collaborating with other artists from either similar or different mediums within their area. The app will target all visual artists including painters, sculptors, digital artists and more and be simple to use for even the most technological disabled user. The goal is to encourage more dialogue within the art world it to make it easier to connect and learn with other artists. It will be available on the App store and Google Play and will be free for users to download but will generate revenue through ad space. Some examples of similar apps include Tinder (for dating), Letgo (for selling unwanted items in your possession) and Tile (for finding lost items with the help of the community).
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
I’ve decided to choose article 18 of our human rights, which is the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. In a highly material world it is easy to forget that the one thing you truly have that could not be physically touched are your thoughts and beliefs. It is important for others to maintain their own thoughts without having to worry about being controlled to think and act in a certain way against their will. This right lacks a presence in places such as the Middle East and North Korea. My idea for a poster is to create something that is universal and unite all differences using the common fist in air symbol to imply empowerment and included a few, but not all, religions that hold their own thoughts.
Made in North Korea