Posts Tagged ‘Graphic Design’

Full Sail News

August 26, 2010

fs netFull Sail news features a few of the August 2010 graduates’ websites in an article this month! Check out some of our websites.

Also, my website is finally up and running 🙂 Please visit! I used cargo to create it, and I’d definitely recommend them to you. It’s pretty simple once you get to know their interface, and the forums are super helpful for most problems.

Nikki Website



May 19, 2010

I just finished a magazine called Feather. It is a self-help magazine dedicated to educating people about suicide and mental disorders. It is meant to provide hope for those feeling lost. I put it up on, and it looks really great up there!!! Also, check out my friend Noah’s magazine, Silica. I posed for his oil spill pictures 🙂

This was my first magazine layout, and I found it difficult, but a lot of fun. I really liked the challenge, and definitely plan on doing more.

All images Copyright © Nikki Tranchita 2010


May 4, 2010

For the past two months, I’ve been working on this music video, called “Pretend“…  (And it’s finally on vimeo!!!)  The first month was all pre-production and shooting and the second month was all editing.  Although this project was very intense, I really enjoyed working on it.  Shooting was so much fun…  we went to a conservation area and there was hardly anyone there, so we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves which was nice.  It was also fun setting a fort up on my bed.  I really wanted to keep it up, but the nails and duct tape kept falling out of the ceiling.

The song “Pretend” is by a Canadian band Lights.  I love the lyrics to the song.  I think they’re sad, but in a nostalgic kind of way.  My intent was to make the music video sad, nostalgic, magical, whimsical, mysterious, enchanted, and depressing, but hopeful.  I really miss being a kid and all the silly shennanigans that go along with that, and when I think about it, it gives me a bitter-sweet feeling.  And that’s what I was going for.  Please let me know what you think!!!!

Watch it here.

Copyright © Nikki Tranchita 2010

Falling Umbrella

February 15, 2010

Falling UmbrellaI made this Flash animation for my class last week.  We had to do a logo animation that had to be five seconds long.  Since I LOVE LOVE LOVE Flash, I decided to make mine a little longer 🙂  I wanted my animation to be fun and playful.  I recently made a Vimeo page for my Flash stuff, and I’ll be uploading more videos soon!!  Check out my umbrella girl!!

Copyright © Nikki Tranchita 2010

Logo Design and Branding Trends 2009

February 10, 2010

Psychedelic pop; OrigamiLogoorange, a small design studio in Paris, wrote this article on new logo trends, claiming that more is now the new less.  Logo design is moving away from minimalism, which makes me sad.  While I love the intricacy of some of these logos, I think that simple (but playful) logos are always a good choice.  Anyways, the article is a good read and highlights trends like psychedelic pop, origami, arabesque, and street art.  Check it out!

50 Beautiful and Effective Package Designs

December 15, 2009

I found this list of cool package designs.  They’re good for inspiration.

Check it out!

Andrew Spear @ Bold Hype

December 13, 2009

We went to see Andrew Spear at Bold Hype Gallery in Orlando, Florida.  I LOVE his art!  My favorite pieces are the ones where he draws the person out of black lines and leaves their skin mostly white.  He uses crazy detail.  I also love the color combinations he uses.  He uses colored pencil in a good amount of these works, however it doesn’t look like colored pencil; more like acrylics.  Amazing 🙂