HI, MY NAME IS
favorite typeface: Prospectus Pro!
FAVORITE HEXCODE: #0B25FF
MY FAVORITE STUDIO MEMORY IS:
Riding through the halls of FAC on my rollerskates and screenprinting with my gals. Also visiting Paynes Prairie with most of our class to do research for a project with ranger Julie Anne!
RGB or CMYK?: Both!
MY SIGN: Libra ☉ Libra⇧ Scorpio ☽
Visual designer and illustrator Briyana Butler is always exploring and experimenting with her designs! She is a naturally crafty person who takes a literal hands-on approach to design, creating her own custom textures and brushes. They say curiosity killed the cat but she says curiosity epowered the designer!
Her designs are often described as playful, authentic, and gritty and usually have a touch of silliness. My focus is on designing packages, products, and systems. She grew up in South Florida so she genuinely understands the importance of diversity in our community and creative spaces. Her goal is to actively engage in promoting a culture of diversity and awareness.
here are some samples of my work:
Modest Mouse's This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About is one of the most pivotal albums in my life. When we were tasked to redesign an album, capturing its essence, it was a natural choice. This is an extensive project build with several elements that I immensely enjoyed tackling.
When we look at the history of design, the canon that we are taught under is unintentionally exclusive at best. In this project, we were challenged to explore an often forgotten area in Design History and develop a card game about it. Working with the Hamilton Wood Type Museum and p22, I chose to highlight the origins of wood type and how it has shaped the culture of typography.
Our heritage makes up a majority of who we are. It took me 20 years, however, to truly understand how that impacted me for the best. This project was an exploration and celebration of me and documentation of how I came to rediscover my identity as two kinds of black. The final deliverable is a 9-panel fold booklet that nestles delicately in a transparent slipcase.