Nicky Mazur
Hands-on art director with strengths and passions that extend into illustration, motion design, and branding.

Journal

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Werk-Skewl-Lyfe Balance Be Cray AF

Oh man. Week 3 came with a pretty extensive wake up call. Before enrolling in this course, I made sure I was mentally equipped to put in the hours expected of me after work for class and assignments. What I was not mentally equipped to take on were just how late the late nights were going to be when you’re already doing the late-night thing for work.

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Generating Visual Concepts

Without geeking out too much over cognitive psychology and Gestalt Theory and such — there are two main modes of thinking when we are processing visual imagery: the logical, symbolic mode and the visual, artistic mode. Symbolic imagery communicates concepts, while not respecting the visual reality. Our logical minds take the visual information and understand the intended idea though it may not be true to reality.

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Back to the Basics

The thought was around that ‘New Age luh’ — the flawed communication in texting, jumping to conclusions, emojis, and exclamation marks to compensate for the lack of tonality and body language. We had very different interpretations behind the common texting tropes and wanted to create a back and forth visual series — to extend the conversation. ‘Mixed Messages’ was adopted as my project theme and I dove into the first week’s assignment. Stoked to blow out style frames for the series!

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'Bout To Get School'd

I’m 2.5 years into the post-college-sphere, getting a taste of all the common adulthood tropes: taking my coffee black; spending 60% of my headspace thinking how much I should work out; and hyperventilating during tax season, at every bill I get, and when Whole Foods is out of coconut cashew butter.

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