About Me

Hi! I’m Evan Loraine, a freshman animation major from St. Louis MO. For the longest time I thought I knew what I wanted to do with my life, but I began to realize how much the media I consumed affected me personally. Even in just the year leading up to my enrollment I was watching shows and playing games that were fundamentally changing the way I saw the world. I decided I wanted to try my best to give that to others, so I returned to the search for colleges and began binge studying the fundamentals of art and animation to catch up. While I’ve made considerable progress I still have a lot to learn. I’ve done a lot of concept art and storyboards, but I have yet to put myself to the test on a full scale project, though I intend to soon. My hope is to, in due time, be capable of using art and animation with enough skill to be able to convey emotion effectively.

Featured Projects

The 88 students in IM 150, a design fundamentals course, were assigned a poster series in which each student chose a topic that was of personal interest, an exciting event or socially important issue. The students rocked the house; seen in the totallity, the students’ diverse voices and beautiful final solutions are a symphony of visual communication. In this attached selection, of many other excellent poster projects, the various aspects of the rubric are exemplified. The students were tasked to design an eye-catching design experience, which would be viewed from a distance, with the following criteria: • Create a clever concept and call to action (see if you can find the concept in the Chi-Town Blues Festival Poster) • Make connotative art which referenced the visual venacular of the subject matter applied with the elements of design (shape, line, texture, space, size, value), or drawing skills. • Adhere to a a grid (and consider breaking the grid). • Communicate to a specific audience. • Select a palette from the color harmonies. • Organize all of these elements into a dynamic relationship that activatesthe principles of design (balance, contrast, emphasis, focal point, rhythm, unity, and the Gestalt theory). • Finally, they applied their work to an environmental wall—an expresion of place—which supported the original concept, and sustained communication with the audience. Enjoy! IM 150 Instructors