Initial ideas for Portfolio Projects

Looking over the list of assignments for this year’s portfolio class, here are a few I have:

Inanimate Object: Edible Bands
Details: A collection of musicians / bands with edible names, in which the foods (inanimate objects) are brought to life to their hits. They include: the Spice Girls, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cranberries, The Smashing Pumpkins, Meat Loaf, Bananarama, Vanilla Ice, Cream, Eminem, Blind Melon, Salt N’ Pepa, Korn, Fiona Apple, Pearl Jam, and the Black Eyed Peas. This might done best as a stop motion piece?

PSA: The Harm of Organized Religion 
Details: A visual representation of the stupid things people do in the name of religion.

PSA: Don’t Walk and Text 
Details: A list of horrible things that could happen when people walk and text, and not pay attention to where or what they’re walking into.

PSA: Smart Phone Addiction
Details: A list of signs to look for in determining whether or not you have a problem.

PSA: Food in America
Details: How to eat healthier and live better in America.

LOGO LOGO LOGO
Details: I really want to do a logo animation, but I have to figure out which!

Road Trip: Madonna the Nintendo Game
Details: What Madonna the Nintendo Game would like, 8-bit story of a woman coming to New York City in a bus from Michigan, and various levels (demonstrating her career) ending with her earning enough coins to open a school in Malawi for girls. This idea is mainly inspired by COIN (see below).

Who I am

I am an Iranian-American graphic designer, focusing mainly on motion design. I have a previous bachelor’s degree in communications / journalism.

Here are people and things that I like:

A. Film Director: Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead)
B. Designer: Michael Perry 
C. Architect:  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
D. Musician: The Cranberries
E. Photographer: Mark Jenkins
F. Time Period: The 90s’
G. Film or TV show: I love Portlandia, and the new movie FRANK. It is everything:


I also really like Howard Stern, the first 7 Seasons of the Simpsons and all things Atari 2600 and original Nintendo.

Also I really really love this motion video I found on Vimeo: