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Welcome back to my series sharing a little bit of what I’ve been up to for the past four years, other than globe-trotting. Big surprise! It’s dreaming about travel. Well, and getting my degree in graphic design. Combine the two and you get a portfolio full of wanderlust driven assignments.

Most of what you have seen from my portfolio so far has been graphic design, as that was my concentration of study. However, I never lost the love for working with my hands and whenever there was room in my schedule I signed up for fine arts electives such as Silkscreening and Letterpress.

I was always looking for ways to incorporate my different passions into my work and somehow diving and printmaking just went together. I fell in love with the lyrics to the 1970’s Bedknobs and Broomstick’s song Beautiful Briny Sea, and I knew I had to letterpress it. Any diver who reads these words can relate to the delight and whimsy expressed at being underwater!

How pleasant, bobbing along
Bobbing along on the bottom of the beautiful briny sea
What a chance to get a better peep
At the plants and creatures of the deep

We glide, Far below the rolling tide
Serene, Through the bubbly blue and green

It’s grand, When you’re dancing on the sand
Each glance, Bubbles over with romance

It’s lovely, bobbing along
Bobbing along through the water where we get along swimmingly
Far from the frenzy
Of the frantic world above
Two beneath the blue
Could even fall in love
Bobbing along, singing a song
On the bottom of the beautiful briny sea
Bobbing along, singing a song
On the bottom of the beautiful briny,
Shimmering shiny, beautiful briny.

I was always doodling in my notebooks and one day one of my favorite doodles, a bow, suddenly looked strangely like a jellyfish. I had a larger series planned with seahorse combs and clam shell compacts, but it will have to wait for the future. Still, I love this playful duo.

One of our assignments was to silkscreen a photo using the CMYK method. I immediately thought of four of my favorite underwater photos, a set of macro coral shots I had taken across Cayman. What follows are the original photos. I can’t wait to hang this print in my house… someday!

You can see more of my design work on my , or you can stay tuned for the next week as I share a few more of my favorite creations!

Previously in this series:
Sea Snaps
ID Magazine
La Red
Capital One Ads

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