During the final project of 11th grade, our prompt was to either redo a previous design or work with package design. I decided to make this idea just because I wanted to make something cool. After a bunch of brainstorming and coming up with the name ‘Grock,’ I finished the label design here: I spent the rest of the project trying to learn 3D rendering. I didn’t properly learn until a semester later.
This design took many hours because I had to redesign the entire banner after I took a look at what the business team had made in Canva. This was my favorite version. However, I gave the officers two versions and they decided that they liked another version later. The banner got printed the next day on time for the competition. The final dimensions of the primary banner ended up being 110in in width.
Pixar’s movie Soul released at the beginning of 2021. When it released, someone posted a picture on the internet showing that the art style of Soul looked very similar to the icon for the Finder app on MacOS. I was spending time changing my system icons at the time and decided that making him into the Finder icon would be a great way to practice the pen tool in Illustrator.