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DOUGLAS PHAN

Photographer & Graphic Designer

I am a 20-year-old international student at Brigham Young University – Idaho. Visual Communication is my major, which includes professional photography, graphic design, web design, and social media marketing. I’m currently  working for the Visual Communication Department as a Teaching Assistant/Lab Assistant and spending time helping students in my major. Check out my personal blog at douglasphan.com.

BRANDS I’VE WORKED WITH

as a Graphic Design Intern at Universal Orlando Parks and Resorts

FEATURED PROJECTS

PRODUCT REDESIGN

Nothing is more satisfying that designing a physical thing. That’s why I chose to do a product redesign project. Redesigning a cereal box would be fun, I thought. I hoped to create a cereal package that will look great in any contemporary home.

PHOTO RETOUCHING

While working at Universal Orlando Parks and Resort as a Graphic Design Intern, I went on a mini photo excursion around Universal Studios Orlando on one of my days off. This was one of my favorite images taken that day. Using Adobe Photoshop, I hoped to bring real magic into this piece.

Below are some of my other images taken on the same day at Universal

SKEUOMOPHIC ILLUSTRATION

As I get familiar with Adobe Illustrator, I want to try to create a skeuomorphic design. As defined by WhatIs.com, Skeuomorphism is the design concept of making items represented resemble their real-world counterparts. I decided to work on a skeuomorphic design of Rogers Dubuis pocket watch in Adobe Illustrator.

HEADSHOTS

Clamshell lighting is becoming one of the most popular light setups for beauty portrait or headshot. The reason behind it is because the fill light fills in lots of skin blemishes caused by the harsh key light. There are multiple different versions of this light setup. Peter Hurley, the world-renowned headshot photographer from New York, uses the basic principles of the clam shell lighting for 70% of his headshots. In my version of the clamshell lighting, I wanted to add some mood by tweaking the ratio of the key light and the fill light.

GIG POSTER

Gig posters are a part of the independent music scene. Created specifically for a specific show, the artist tries to capture the music and atmosphere in a print. Back in the day, a gig poster is the main advertising scheme of musical artists and bands. With the rise of the internet and social media, we rarely see gig posters hanging on the streets anymore. However, I think gig posters are just plain cool because there can be so much meaning/interpretation behind a gig poster. It is art. I think it’s a great project to do so I made up a band and start my creative process to come up with a gig poster.

The band I’m creating a gig poster for is called “The KomiKazi.” This is an alternative rock boy band who sings about politics and the government. Specifically, their song lyrics usually talk about both corruption and hope presented in a government system.

INFOGRAPHIC

An infographic is a visual presentation of information. By that definition, an infographic needs to have a good number of graphics to support the information presented. I decided to create an infographic about Vietnam using Adobe Illustrator.

FLAT ICON

Nowadays, icons are playing a major role in website designing. Designers are constantly focusing on icons because they are very important in UX/UI Design. Here is my set of LDS Temple icons using Adobe Illustrator.

FINE ART

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” – Ansel Adams

It has been one of my hobbies to capture God’s creation, whether it’s nature, landscape, or wildlife. Here are some of my favorite shots taken in the past year.

 

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