Introduction to Digital Forms

I am very interested in graphic design and the visual aspect of marketing. Last semester, I took a digital art class that introduced me to the Adobe Creative Suite, Google SketchUp Pro, and HTML/CSS.


MonochromeThis piece was part of a monochromatic composition, where I had to take an object and explore the relationship between shape, tone, value, space and pattern using Adobe Illustrator. I was able to manipulate the scanned image of a small earring and transform it to create conceptual possibilities of flatness and abstraction.










These next two pieces were created in Adobe Photoshop, where I had to incorporate an elements (or elements) of chance into the production, paying attention to the formal elements of balance, harmony, and rhythm. My inspiration for this first piece came from Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs, a book I used to read when I was young. The second piece I was inspired by coconut fish I saw at the Wisconsin State Fair. I wanted to put these “wild” fish into their natural habitat and support the idea of wildness by placing unfamiliar elements into the scene.








TTarmann_Artworkhis assignment I interpreted a historical event or image and modified it within a contemporary context. I chose to focus on different architectural styles from the past, including the Taj Mahal, Big Ben, Japanese temples and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and juxtapose with today’s modern architecture in Seattle.



Music Made VisibleThis last assignment was to create a 3-dimensional exhibition/installation using Google SketchUp Pro. My gallery space explores the ideas of the unseen elements in music.