Illustrator and Animator
Scott Doorley - Creative Director
The library lives in the form of an FAQ section that guides you through some of the d.school resources. The project strives to inspire discussion, questioning and ideally, a bit of support on the long way of understanding and applying design.
The d.school is all about challenging people with different backgrounds and interests to find their creative side. We wanted to illustrate a world that resonates with that; a world that’s abstract enough to make everyone create their own interpretation.
Mood board sources: Stanford d.school, Bruno Mounari, absurd.design, Salvador Dali
Once the world started forming in my head, I collected keywords and images of objects that are related to each subject. That helped me make unusual connections and create metaphors that are deeply connected with each topic.
Scott mentioned wanting the illustrations to feel imperfect and handcrafted so I had fun with brushes and textures to incorporate that in the style.
I had to keep the color palette minimalist - black and white - to better fit the design of the website.
Working closely with the team, I illustrated and animated 9 articles for the Design Questions Library. You can see them live on the d.school website.
Who produces better ideas: individuals or teams?
Where do new ideas come from?
When should you move quickly and when should you pause to reflect?
What are simple ways to meaningfully boost creativity?
When building a diverse team, how can you set them up for success?
How does empathy influence creativity?
Why do building, sharing, and testing a work in progress help you get to a good solution?
How do you teach someone synthesis?
How do designers “think” with “things?"
Let’s chat on illustration process, the wisdom of animated movies or the pros and cons of social media.
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