X University

The following projects were completed throughout my term as the Summer Administrative and Multimedia Intern with the X University School of Graphic Communications Management (Ryerson GCM).

In collaboration with school administrators, these publications were produced for school-wide use. Graphics were drawn in Adobe Illustrator and layouts completed in Adobe InDesign. The final products were completed in accordance with FCAD’s branding guidelines. All publications were output for print and digital use, and can also be found on the School of Graphic Communications Management website.

SKILLS

Publication Design
Illustration
Design & Layout
Copywriting

YEAR

2020

X University

The following projects were completed throughout my term as the Summer Administrative and Multimedia Intern with the X University School of Graphic Communications Management (Ryerson GCM).

In collaboration with school administrators, these publications were produced for school-wide use. Graphics were drawn in Adobe Illustrator and layouts completed in Adobe InDesign. The final products were completed in accordance with FCAD’s branding guidelines. All publications were output for print and digital use, and can also be found on the School of Graphic Communications Management website.

YEAR

2020

SKILLS

Publication Design
Illustration
Design & Layout
Copywriting

GCM STUDENT GUIDE
2020 - 2021

Responsible for the redesign of the School of Graphic Communications Management Student Guide for 2020-2021. The guide is sent out to all incoming first year students at the start of each school year.

Illustrations created in Adobe Illustrator and designed in InDesign.

GCM STUDENT GUIDE
2020 - 2021

Responsible for the redesign of the School of Graphic Communications Management Student Guide for 2020-2021. The guide is sent out to all incoming first year students at the start of each school year.

Illustrations created in Adobe Illustrator and designed in InDesign.

2020 GCM INTERN HANDBOOK

Responsible for the redesign of the School of Graphic Communications Management Intern Handbook for 2020. The guide is sent out to all participating employers and sponsors of GCM interns.

Illustrations created in Adobe Illustrator and designed in InDesign.

2020 GCM INTERN HANDBOOK

Responsible for the redesign of the School of Graphic Communications Management Intern Handbook for 2020. The guide is sent out to all participating employers and sponsors of GCM interns.

Illustrations created in Adobe Illustrator and designed in InDesign.

Our Story

Our Story is an ongoing personal illustration project inspired by feelings, places, and sounds of comfort. The 11.8 x 7.8 in book features pop-up panels, pockets, and interactive elements that bring the pages to life.

Drawing inspiration from old family scrapbooks, Our Story takes a storybook approach to the craft by illustrating fond memories with a cartoonish twist.

Illustrations were drawn in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and the book was assembled by hand.

SKILLS

Illustration
Layout Design
Photoshop
Book Design

YEAR

2021

Our Story

Our Story is an ongoing personal illustration project inspired by feelings, places, and sounds of comfort. The 11.8 x 7.8 in book features pop-up panels, pockets, and interactive elements that bring the pages to life.

Drawing inspiration from old family scrapbooks, Our Story takes a storybook approach to the craft by illustrating fond memories with a cartoonish twist.

Illustrations were drawn in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and the book was assembled by hand.

YEAR

2021

SKILLS

Illustration
Layout Design
Photoshop
Book Design

OUR STORY

The book reimagines landscapes, songs, and symbols from some of my fondest memories into a lively, Cartoon Network-inspired storybook.

Artistic inspiration for the book is attributed to Foster's Home for Imaginary Kids, Overcooked, and Andrew Kolbe.

OUR STORY

The book reimagines landscapes, songs, and symbols from some of my fondest memories into a lively, Cartoon Network-inspired storybook.

Artistic inspiration for the book is attributed to Foster's Home for Imaginary Kids, Overcooked, and Andrew Kolbe.

Branding

The following projects were completed as branding assignments in my fourth year of my undergraduate degree.

Lola's was created for GCM 754: Display & Signage, as part of a two-part assignment requiring the design of double-sided tent cards and a large format sign.

Crosspoint is a brand created for GCM 806: Advanced Typography as part of an assignment for the design of a new branch at Jack Knife. The designed logo abides by Jack Knife's branding guidelines as well as the project specifications.

SKILLS

Branding
Illustration
Design & Layout
Display & Signage

YEAR

2020

Branding

The following projects were completed as branding assignments in my fourth year of my undergraduate degree.

Lola's was created for GCM 754: Display & Signage, as part of a two-part assignment requiring the design of double-sided tent cards and a large format sign.

Crosspoint is a brand created for GCM 806: Advanced Typography as part of an assignment for the design of a new branch at Jack Knife. The designed logo abides by Jack Knife's branding guidelines as well as the project specifications.

YEAR

2020

SKILLS

Branding
Illustration
Design & Layout
Display & Signage

LOLA'S AUTHENTIC FILIPINO FOOD

Lola’s Authentic Filipino Food Restaurant is a fictitious brand created for GCM 754: Sign & Display Graphics. The objective of the project was to create a tent card and large format poster that could be used to advertise a business, event, product or service.

The name, “Lola”, is the Tagalog word for “grandmother”, and is the inspiration for the brand’s vintage design. Millennial consumers are particularly fond of designs that are reminders of their childhood, and so Lola’s branding works to call upon the memory of eating at the dinner table as a child. Strong familial bonds are a key characteristic of Filipino culture, and this is conveyed throughout the brand. A bond between “Lola” and the customer is created, as in the case of the featured specials: “Apo” and “anak” translate into “grandchild” and “child”. Customers are invited into the family as grandchildren or children of “Lola”.

Inspiration for the logo stems from the classic hand-painted signage used throughout the Philippines. Nina Chua describes the “dying art of Filipino hand-drawn typography” as intrinsic to Filipino culture. The hand-drawn logo works to connect children of the diaspora to their cultural roots in the Philippines.Overall, the design is effective in promoting Lola’s through the call for diasporia cultural preservation, and nostalgia.

Logo Typography
Kristine Buerano – ProCreate

Illustrations created in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

LOLA'S AUTHENTIC FILIPINO FOOD

Lola’s Authentic Filipino Food Restaurant is a fictitious brand created for GCM 754: Sign & Display Graphics. The objective of the project was to create a tent card and large format poster that could be used to advertise a business, event, product or service.

The name, “Lola”, is the Tagalog word for “grandmother”, and is the inspiration for the brand’s vintage design. Millennial consumers are particularly fond of designs that are reminders of their childhood, and so Lola’s branding works to call upon the memory of eating at the dinner table as a child. Strong familial bonds are a key characteristic of Filipino culture, and this is conveyed throughout the brand. A bond between “Lola” and the customer is created, as in the case of the featured specials: “Apo” and “anak” translate into “grandchild” and “child”. Customers are invited into the family as grandchildren or children of “Lola”.

Inspiration for the logo stems from the classic hand-painted signage used throughout the Philippines. Nina Chua describes the “dying art of Filipino hand-drawn typography” as intrinsic to Filipino culture. The hand-drawn logo works to connect children of the diaspora to their cultural roots in the Philippines.Overall, the design is effective in promoting Lola’s through the call for diasporia cultural preservation, and nostalgia.

Logo Typography
Kristine Buerano – ProCreate

Illustrations created in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

CROSSPOINT

Crosspoint is a fictitious brand created for GCM 806: Advanced Typography. The objective of the project was to create a new punctuation symbol that would also be used as Jacknife’s new social psychology of design branch logo and name.

The crosspoint is a punctuation mark that is used in place of “and/or”. The circle of the crosspoint was taken from the idea of a venn diagram. When something is characteristic of both the left and right, it is placed in the middle, and so the main body of the crosspoint is a circle. The diagonal line represents the idea that while the two could be the same, they could also be different. Hence, the slash of the circle.

Created in Adobe Illustrator.

CROSSPOINT

Crosspoint is a fictitious brand created for GCM 806: Advanced Typography. The objective of the project was to create a new punctuation symbol that would also be used as Jacknife’s new social psychology of design branch logo and name.

The crosspoint is a punctuation mark that is used in place of “and/or”. The circle of the crosspoint was taken from the idea of a venn diagram. When something is characteristic of both the left and right, it is placed in the middle, and so the main body of the crosspoint is a circle. The diagonal line represents the idea that while the two could be the same, they could also be different. Hence, the slash of the circle.

Created in Adobe Illustrator.

Motion Design

A series of miscellaneous motion graphic projects completed from 2020-2021. Illustrations created in Adobe Illustrator and animated in Adobe After Effects.

SKILLS

Motion Graphics
Illustration

YEAR

2020 - 2021

Motion Design

A series of miscellaneous motion graphic projects completed from 2020-2021. Illustrations created in Adobe Illustrator and animated in Adobe After Effects.

YEAR

2020 - 2021

SKILLS

Motion Graphics
Illustration

SAFE TRAVELS!

July 2021
A fun, animated loop created as a reminder to stay safe while travelling this summer.

Illustrated in Adobe Illustrator and animated in Adobe After Effects.

SAFE TRAVELS!

July 2021
A fun, animated loop created as a reminder to stay safe while travelling this summer.

Illustrated in Adobe Illustrator and animated in Adobe After Effects.

SEE U!

July 2021
A somewhat eerie, somewhat welcoming loop of a phrase too often said in an almost-post-pandemic world.

Created in Adobe After Effects.

SEE U!

July 2021
A somewhat eerie, somewhat welcoming loop of a phrase too often said in an almost-post-pandemic world.

Created in Adobe After Effects.

KEYFRAME KILLA

June 2021
A silly animation of a silly song. Created for the School of Motion, Week 2. Animated in Adobe After Effects. Audio courtesy of the School of Motion.

Created in Adobe After Effects.

KEYFRAME KILLA

June 2021
A silly animation of a silly song. Created for the School of Motion, Week 2. Animated in Adobe After Effects. Audio courtesy of the School of Motion.

Created in Adobe After Effects.

Praise Break

Praise Break is an ongoing personal project, consisting of spirit-inspired graphics and scripture-based art. The body of work is an exploration of Catholicism, self, and art. At this intersect of faith and design, Mary-Anne reimagines her traditional Christian upbringing and makes it accessible to the new generation of Catholics.

SKILLS

Illustration
Photoshop
Social Media Marketing

YEAR

2019-2021

Praise Break

Praise Break is an ongoing personal project, consisting of spirit-inspired graphics and scripture-based art. The body of work is an exploration of Catholicism, self, and art. At this intersect of faith and design, Mary-Anne reimagines her traditional Christian upbringing and makes it accessible to the new generation of Catholics.

YEAR

2019-2021

SKILLS

Illustration
Photoshop
Social Media Marketing

Isaiah 64:8

“We are the clay, and You are our potter;
we are all the work of Your hand.”

Isaiah 64:8

“We are the clay, and You are our potter;
we are all the work of Your hand.”

New-Age

In 2021, I wanted to explore a new design style with a focus on vintage influences. Catholicism is largely generationally adopted. Parents carry the faith onto their children and so on. The following designs reimagine the secular design style of my parents time into a Catholic setting.

New-Age

In 2021, I wanted to explore a new design style with a focus on vintage influences. Catholicism is largely generationally adopted. Parents carry the faith onto their children and so on. The following designs reimagine the secular design style of my parents time into a Catholic setting.

Acoustic Night

GCM Acoustic Night is an annual charity fundraiser hosted by X University’s School of Graphic Communications Management Course Union (GCMCU). The night featured local talent in support of Eva’s Initiatives, an award-winning organization based in the GTA that provides shelter, transitional housing, and programming to assist at-risk youth and those experiencing homelessness.

SKILLS

Social Media Marketing
Illustration
Branding
Photoshop

YEAR

2021

Acoustic Night

GCM Acoustic Night is an annual charity fundraiser hosted by X University’s School of Graphic Communications Management Course Union (GCMCU). The night featured local talent in support of Eva’s Initiatives, an award-winning organization based in the GTA that provides shelter, transitional housing, and programming to assist at-risk youth and those experiencing homelessness.

YEAR

2021

SKILLS

Social Media Marketing
Illustration
Branding
Photoshop

GCM ACOUSTIC
NIGHT 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event and all marketing material were virtual. Marketing for the event was advertised through a number of digital channels, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Discord, EventBrite, and email.

Key Notes: Generated the event’s highest revenue since its inception Featured in A Hidden Talent For Making A Difference.

Vector graphics created in Adobe Illustrator and edited in Photoshop.

GCM ACOUSTIC
NIGHT 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event and all marketing material were virtual. Marketing for the event was advertised through a number of digital channels, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Discord, EventBrite, and email.

Key Notes: Generated the event’s highest revenue since its inception Featured in A Hidden Talent For Making A Difference.

Vector graphics created in Adobe Illustrator and edited in Photoshop.

Miscellaneous

A growing compilation of side projects and recreational endeavours into different creative mediums throughout the years.

SKILLS

Illustration

YEAR

2019 – Present

Miscellaneous

A growing compilation of side projects and recreational endeavours into different creative mediums throughout the years.

YEAR

2019 – Present

SKILLS

Illustration
Art Piece: "Open on Sundays" by Mary-Anne Buerano depicts a retro diner sign saying "Open on Sundays".
Art Piece: "About Me" by Mary-Anne Buerano depicts 6 columns of red and yellow badges.