My Nature Journal
Senior Thesis Project • 2020 • Publication Design
My Nature Journal is an interactive children’s workbook that aims to foster a positive relationship between the child and the natural environment around them. The journal is divided into six topic sections, which include animals, plants, water, air, food and waste. Each page is filled with colorful illustrations and plenty of opportunities for the child to complete activities and share their experiences through investigations, drawings and journal entries.
As my culminating design project of my undergraduate program, the production of this book was months-long process that required research, exploration, and lots of illustration. I started by looking at my favorite children's books that feature nature and animals, such as "I Am a Bunny" by Ole Risom. These books gave me inspiration for the visual language of the book – I went for a very hand-drawn look, accompanied by bright colors and lettering I did myself. I decided on six themes (animals, plants, water, air, food and waste) and came up a few with fun, interactive activities fitting with each theme. When it came time to illustrate the book, I drew out each image on sketchbook paper with a sharpie and scanned it into Illustrator, in order to preserve the hand-drawn feel.
Book Mapping + Page Sketches
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