BA (Hons) Graphic & UX Design

Nádúr Tir – The Land of Nature

Every human being is a part of the whole called the Universe. We shall live in harmony with ourselves and the environment. We should allow ourselves to gain from the experiences that nature holds, discover its healing power, and explore its interconnectivity. Making our way into the wilderness builds a unique bond with nature, which brings multiple benefits for our minds, souls and bodies. This project introduces the concept of reconnecting with nature, explains its benefits and encourages to awaken the wilderness within oneself. This book is a celebration of Mother Nature; it consists of photographs and illustrations that portray both the beauty and diversity of our environment.

View website prototype
The main deliverable of the project is the book, here showing the cover.
Inside of the book, first pages, mosaic of the photos.
Spreads showing photographs which inspired the digital illustration on the right pages.
The first spread is a part of the gardening section, it consists of a lino print pattern and monochromatic photograph. The other spread consists of lino prints that stand for each category and the introduction.
Spreads show the divider pages amongf our sections as well as photographs from sea swimming category, taken in Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.
Spread consists of a scan of plants indicating harmony and balance and a monochromatic watercolour illustration.
This spread consists of a photograph and digital illustration from the forest bathing section.
Examples of call-to-action posters. Introducing the concepts of forest bathing and hiking.
Showcase of Nadur Tir website. The website gives an opportunity to look through the ways to reconnect, and to view the book and digital art.
Nadur Tir app.
Branded merchandise aimed to celebrate nature through fashion.

ISTD – The Concept of Fear

The challenge of this year’s ISTD competition was to choose a book out of copyright, and in a process of familiarising with content and the surroundings of the book, discover the transition from first to the last chapter. My chosen book was Dracula, written by Bram Stoker in 1897. I approached the transformation between the first and last chapter of the novel by discovering fear. The Concept of Fear explains what fear is, introduces the processes in human’s brains while being scared and it consists of elements of fear that were included in the novel, such as fear of dying, sexuality, Christianity etc. The looks of the book are maintained in a pervasive sense of dread and uneasiness by the use of dark backgrounds, created by hand.

Examples of spreads from The Concept of Fear book.