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My Role

Illustrator and Animator

 

Team Members

Scott Doorley - Creative Director

 

Client

Stanford d.school

 

d.school Public Library

University libraries are full of extensive research papers and articles that are hard to navigate through. I helped the Stanford d.school create a digital library of a different kind.

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.

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Why we chose surrealism?

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

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Coming up with surrealistic concepts

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.

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Refining the style

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.

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Final artwork

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Final artwork

In a nutshell, my process can be broken on two parts -figuring out the story we want to tell, and then finding the right tools to bring it to life.

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Bringing the library to life

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.

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Who produces better ideas: individuals or teams?
 

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Where do new ideas come from?
 

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When should you move quickly and when should you pause to reflect?

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What are simple ways to meaningfully boost creativity?

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When building a diverse team, how can you set them up for success?

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How does empathy influence creativity?

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Why do building, sharing, and testing a work in progress help you get to a good solution?

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How do you teach someone synthesis?

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How do designers “think” with “things?"

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"Radositna is a rare talent and effortless collaborator.

Not only did she create delightful illustrations and animations that brought our work to life, working with her to bring them to fruition was a delight as well.

She brings more to the table than just technical talent. She can just as easily come up with a novel, insightful solution as she can deliver it on time, looking just right."

 Scott Doorley, Creative Director at Stanford d.school

What else?

Say Hi 👋 

If you want to chat on illustration process, journals, the wisdom of animated movies or the pros and cons of social media.

Work Inquiries 🙌

Work Inquiries 🙌

Work Inquiries 🙌

If you have a project in mind and you're looking to join forces with an illustrator, I'd be happy to get involved.

If you have a project in mind and you're looking to join forces with an illustrator, I'd be happy to get involved.