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May 8, 2013 |  by  |  Comments Off on VIBES

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My magazine is targeted towards anyone living in or out of the Caribbean that want to stay updated with Caribbean news. My magazine is called VIBES because in the Caribbean “vibes” is a word used to describe a feeling or the atmosphere. It highlights the “good vibes” (accomplishments and successes) of Caribbean-born people.

The typeface most dominantly used in my magazine is “Avenir.” This typeface, in particular, is my favorite because it is well-suited for any type of article. It is simple and I prefer that. I used Avenir for all of the text, except for the opening pages of the article. My pull out quote includes a Serif typeface called “Bodoni SvtyTwo OS ITC TT.” I chose to use it because it differs from all of the other san serif typefaces, giving it that extra emphasis. The “Copper Std” quotation marks were used for extra emphasis as well because they are big and bold.

All of my photographs were chosen from a local Trinidadian photographer, Laura Ferreira. Her work has always intrigued me and right before I began working on this project she uploaded photographs that she had taken of Anya Ayoung Chee, the subject of my article. I looked through multiple photoshoots that Laura had done with Anya and I was absolutely blown away. I had to use her work because even though Anya remained the main subject, all of the photographs were so different.

I decided to base my story on her because of her successes in America through Project Runway. She now has clothing products that are sold in Saks and Pepperlime. This is huge for the Caribbean and being able to show our unique culture through different mediums is interesting. After Anya won the first place on Project Runway, Caribbean Beat (our airline’s magazine), published an article about her, which is the article I used.

Video iPad Cover

April 28, 2013 |  by  |  Comments Off on Video iPad Cover

This iPad cover is actually really awesome. The creators used a video to make the cover and the issue’s “Green” topic make more sense to their readers.

Print & Digital

April 21, 2013 |  by  |  Comments Off on Print & Digital

There is a growing scare that digital will soon override print, but Lexus found a cool way to incorporate ditgital and print with each other to make sure each of them are appreciated. I think that this is really important for us to consider using as professionals because there will still be an interest in both digital and print.

Poster Design Redo

April 9, 2013 |  by  |  Comments Off on Poster Design Redo

Originally, my poster was very crowded and there were too many things going on. The campfire is very playful and kitschy, whereas the Africa shaped skull is not. For a very serious matter of discussion (HIV/AIDS), it is too harsh. The “Help Raise Awareness” text was removed because it was too over empowering. It took away from the rest of the visuals on the poster. I emphasized the “Hot Drinks and S’mores” more because that is the pull that will attract an audience.




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April 6, 2013 |  by  |  Comments Off on Underwater

Elena Kalis is a photographer that lives in the Bahamas. All of her photos are taken underwater. She is absolutely fantastic, in my opinion and her work inspires me. It is absolutely gracious.


This video of her work is really cool too: Check it out.


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Teresa Sabga Portfolio

March 27, 2013 |  by  |  Comments Off on Teresa Sabga Portfolio

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Project Summary:
I, Teresa Sabga, am a sophomore at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse University. Even though my major is magazine journalism, I have always been interested in photography. I have been taking photographs since the beginning of high school and have worked for many companies of who published my work. This website displays my photography skills.

Target Audience:
This website is primarily for employers of magazine companies and other media houses to see my work easily. This website would target families with special events and functions, make-up artists interested in developing a portfolio and also magazines including Afar and Conde Nast Traveller. The design is dominantly black and white, only having rich colors consistent in the photographs. It is very professional. An employer would typically browse through my portfolio and then end on a contact page.

Perception | Tone | Guidelines:
It is professional and straightforward. It is also visually appealing, being clean and simple. The photographs are very well organized and if you click on an image, the photograph will be blown up into a lightbox display. The viewers are able to look at my work easily and navigate their way through my portfolio by scrolling because of the one-page design.

Communication Strategy:
The website will provide instant and straightforward access to my portfolio displaying a range of different photo projects. It encourages employers to hire me from viewing my unique and breath-taking photography. I will know how effectively my website draws in my wanted audience by hearing feedback from the contact information at the end of my website.

Competitive Positioning:
With the increase of technology, Facebook and Instagram have opened doors for many thinking that they are “photographers.” The field is obviously very competitive and it is difficult to differentiate those who know what they are doing from those who do not. My website should be able to clearly display my talent and knowledge of photography.

Single-Minded Message:
It encourages employers to hire Teresa Sabga because she is talented. 


Fonts: Avenir 45 Book


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Resume Redo

March 25, 2013 |  by  |  Comments Off on Resume Redo


I changed the typeface of my name because I felt as if the original typeface was not as bold and “in your face” as I wanted it to be. I changed it to a sans serif typeface that makes my name feel more balanced. The information below my logo was put into one line to get rid of the space that it was unnecessarily taking up. I also changed the arrangement of the hierarchy to ensure that my email and phone number is visible before my actual home address. In order to make the design look well put together and keep the continuity of rectangular shapes, I added more blue squares on the logo that go exactly in line with my contact information below it.



Blood Diamonds

March 25, 2013 |  by  |  Comments Off on Blood Diamonds

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This guy photographed the blood diamond process in Africa. These photographs really show the brutality of the labor that goes into the grueling process of mining. It also shows the range of ages of the men that are involved. Black and white works perfectly for his focus.

Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions

March 21, 2013 |  by  |  Comments Off on Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions

I just found this. It’s actually one of the most amazing photo projects that I have ever seen. It puts the world into perspective. These are the first two pictures in the series. It speaks for itself. Enjoy.








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It’s Getting Hot In Here

March 20, 2013 |  by  |  Comments Off on It’s Getting Hot In Here

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Today at 7:15 Josh Klenert will be giving a talk in Newhouse. You guys should definitely try to make it. He’s awesome. This is one of his designs for Billboard magazine that really intruiged me. The smoke that blends with the smokey “Billboard” title works very well. With a magazine that is so popular, I wouldn’t expect them to change their title to suit the graphic on the front page. It’s awesome!
Check out more of his work: