The creation of this portfolio was both a challenge and a delight. This was, without a doubt, the most enjoyable and authorial project that I was able to develop in college. Each page, each picture and each text was thought out with great care and love.
A lot of dedication was put into this book, which tells a little of my story as a designer and illustrator, and seeks to convey, through the entire graphic project, a little bit of my essence.
Emilie Chamie Award for Printed Portfolio - Design ESPM 2019
Researching references and talking to a bookbinder, I came to the conclusion that I would like to make a double book, with one side of my design projects and the other with illustration ones.
So I chose Copta Dos a Dos. The binding was made by the talented Estela Vilela .
COVER AND LETTERPRESS
The creation of the cover was one of the most special parts of the work. I wanted to make an impression of my logo in low relief with the letterpress technique , and my wish was fulfilled!
I thank my professor Marcos Mello, from Letterpress Brasil , who gave me the cliché and the impression as a gift. For the cover I used a handmade Japanese paper with a very special texture.
WATERCOLOR SECTIONS AND COVERS
The design part of the portfolio was divided into five sections: graphic, ludic, packaging, digital and letters. The illustration part was divided into three: illustrated books, watercolours and other techniques. For each of these sections I created different watercolour covers with floral elements.
CHOICE OF PAPERS
Since the beginning of the portfolio creation process, I paid special attention to the book's papers and finishings. I would like a softer, opaque paper with a smooth texture.
For the core, I chose Tintoretto Neve 120 g. In the opening pages of the section, I used the papers Concetto and Stile Naturale 180 g. because they have a light texture and heavier weight that differentiates them from the rest of the core pages.
See my complete portfolio below: