How Do You Feel?

How Do You Feel Exhibition, 2019, Orajet gloss vinyl, print materials, iPad, 12’ x 8’

Tangled Feeling Specimen Poster, 2019, Foam core, paper, and hot glue, 18” x 11

Bubbly and Tangled Feeling Specimens, 2019, plant foam, wire, thread, hot glue, styrofoam, acrylic paint, 2.5” x 2.5” and 3” x 3

Graduation, 2019, Blender 3D Render, 1920 x 1080 pixels

How Do You Feel? iPad App Homescreen, 2019, Adobe XD, 1536 x 2048 pixels

How Do You Feel? iPad Prompt Screen, 2019, Adobe XD, 1536 x 2048 pixels

Takeaway Journal Covers, 2019, 4-color print on hammermill 60. lb paper, 4.25” x 6”

Takeaway Journal Entry, 2019, 4-color print on 20lb cream paper, 8.5” x 6”

Posted on: May 5, 2019
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How Do You Feel? is a project about understanding and communicating your emotional state through abstract elements of design. Before using emotional awareness as a tool, I would blindly engage in activities that did not serve my mental state. I resisted the chore of checking in with myself for years, until a therapist simply asked me, ?If you were a color, what would you be?? It was a quick and visual way of seeing myself on a spectrum. Designers are constantly curating visual cues to speak to a general emotion and feeling. Why not apply this to emotional states?

I designed a small journal and iPad application as tools to support this mode of thinking. Whenever I feel untethered through my day, I can pull out my journal and externalize the feeling for its color, material, and font. Sometimes I will see recurring answers which become clues to how a specific person or activity is affecting my mood. People joke about the quintessential therapist mantra, ?and how does that make you feel?? but I have come to understand it as the key to really knowing yourself and seeing positive growth.

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Kristen DeVico

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BFA Student

Major: Graphic Design

Graduation Year: 2019