How to Tie a Tie

Working independently as a student in the Graphic Design 03 class at OCAD University, I was tasked to design an information sheet to help people understand the object and its function. I chose a neck tie, and the process of how to tie the neck tie.

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Many people find it difficult to follow instructions because they cannot understand the components of the product. This kind of frustration can be eliminated if a designer identifies and shows the different parts of a product clearly. In this project I was asked to explain an object by identifying and showing its parts effectively and by producing clear and concise instructions as to the function of the product.

Working independently as a student in the Graphic Design 03 class at OCAD University, I was tasked to design an information sheet to help people understand the object and its function. I chose a neck tie, and the process of how to tie the neck tie.

My Approach

How to Tie a Tie Sketches

  • The drawings and the descriptions work in tandem. To be concise and accurate, they need the accompaniment of each other.
  • There is immediate complexity due to intertwining loops of the tie ribbon, this in turn creates many lines and shapes in the illustrations.
  • To assist in the illustrations and instruction, the left side and right side of the tie will be separated by different colour so as to differentiate the two sides.
  • There will also be two shades, a front (light) shade and a back (dark) shade of each colour to also assist in differentiating the wrapping of the tie.
  • The overall impression is one of formality, including patterns, colours and typography associated with sophistication.

Interac goes Social, Show Some Appreciation!

Interac goes Social, Show Some Appreciation!: I don’t personally know a single Canadian that doesn’t use Interac. From that big purchase at department store to the small coffee at Tim Hortons, Canadians may at times, take for granted the convenienc…

Interac goes Social, Show Some Appreciation!:

Interac LogoI don’t personally know a single Canadian that doesn’t use Interac. From that big purchase at department store to the small coffee at Tim Hortons, Canadians may at times, take for granted the convenience behind our electronic debit system.

With that said, Interac just launched their Facebook and Twitter profiles today.

The reason why I am posting this, is because I launched it for them!

While working at Navgator, I was tasked with building their social media strategy and I had the pleasure of working with their communications team to create a couple different mockups and ideas for launching a fiscally fit themed launch.

I admit my surprise that they didn’t have social media profiles up on Facebook or Twitter earlier.

I encourage everyone to go “spend” some time, thank Interac for being a great service, view their new TV commercial with their lovable Interac Truck, and enter into their “Financially Fit Contest” for a chance to win a cash prize!

Lastly don’t forget to share their Facebook page with your friends or follow them on Twitter!

Some things may change…

Below is an essay that I recently wrote for an entrance application to York University’s joint Bachelor of Design Undergraduate program with Sheridan College.

Entrants were asked to read an excerpt from an essay, summarize in our own words, the points made and then pick two of the points and find 2 examples that illustrate the points.
Needless to say, I did a lot of hack and slashing.

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