2022 Senior Project Show
Opening Reception - Friday, April 22nd, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, April 22nd, 5:00PM - Thursday, April 28th, 5:00PM
Lucas Hall, FGCU Main Campus
The senior class of 2022 brings to you our Senior Project show, Emergence. Digital
Design Senior Projects give us the opportunity to create our own unique design projects that
express our passion and aptitude for digital media design.
We chose the name "Emergence'' because it represents each of our journeys as designers.
title represents how we feel as we graduate and move onto what’s next in life. Each of us are
growing into the designers that we're meant to be; we're learning to be individuals. But we're
also learning how to work as a cohesive unit. We feel that this directly relates to the concept of
emergence in philosophy. It is believed that emergence occurs when different entities interact
and their unique properties contribute to a wider whole. As we emerge as young designers, our
work contributes to the world of design, and as it impacts others, the world as a whole.
Each of us decided on our own project to express our passion for design. In this group
projects, you will find a large diversity of design work, ranging from video game design to
projection mapping to brand design. Even though everyone took their own path making fantastic
projects, we supported each other along the way. We are excited for you to experience each
and every project.
Natalia Marrero Nieves | "La Paradoja de los Inmigrantes"Toggle More Info
Tyler Anderson | "DiVerse II"Toggle More Info
Christian Bedwell | "Mixjam Music Companion App"Toggle More Info
According to observed listening behaviors in the Spotify community, many people have a desire to sort their music into distinct categories, but they do not have the knowledge or the time to classify it. Also, people tend to organize their music in a variety of ways (mood, situation or environment, genre, country of origin, decade, and popularity) or to different extents (broad or specific). This problem led me to the idea behind MixJam, an iOS music companion app, which allows the user to categorize and sort their Spotify music based on a variety of characteristics. It is aimed specifically at music enthusiasts, or people who enjoy listening to music in their free time, so the goal was for the app to offer flexibility depending on the user’s musical taste.
Emily Schwarz | "CYBARSPACE"Toggle More Info
CYBARSPACE is a clothing and accessories brand focused around interactive designs. The brand is based off concepts like escapism and childhood nostalgia. This is all portrayed through the lens of a Japanese-inspired, Y2K futurism aesthetic. CYBARSPACE was also created with gender inclusivity in mind, allowing all identities who grew up in the early 2000’s to connect with each other through fashion.
Rebecca Ubeda | " We are 7 : 보라해 "Toggle More Info
We are 7 is a project inspired by a Korean group called BTS. The concept of this project is to create seven illustrated vinyl song covers (one for each member’s solo) and animate the vinyl to make them come alive. The aim is to highlight their solo songs as many consumers expressed wanting animated vinyl covers for their solo songs and provide awareness to their origin.
Katie Coleman | "Liminal Space"Toggle More Info
Liminal Space is a story that explores analog horror, liminality, and abandoned space exploration. The company, Liminal Space, offers services that are supposed to help users find answers to difficult questions in life, but the viewer may soon realize there are ulterior motives from inside the company. This project was created to test my skills in story writing and videography, as well as experimenting with different Adobe programs.
Cera Elliot | "Positive Reflections"Toggle More Info
Throughout our daily lives, we all seem to compare ourselves to others and often think negatively about ourselves and our bodies. Positive Reflections is a project using Smart Mirror technology, Snapchat Lens filters, and printed media to spread kindness, positivity, and encouragement to those who need a boost in confidence and self-esteem. The purpose behind this project was to explore new media and technology that I have never used before, and using it to spread a positive message because, sometimes we just need a little reminder of just how awesome we really are.
Stephanie Arias | "JUNKS"Toggle More Info
Sneakers- a $79 billion business that has become a global staple in our culture and it is now the biggest-selling category in the online luxury market. Unfortunately, an estimated 95% of these shoes will end up in landfill. That said, my goal is to reveal a sustainable shoe brand called JUNKS. The campaign includes an AR showing the shoe’s recyclable and biodegradable materials and strives to change purchasing behavior. Hopefully by better understanding the shoe materials shoppers can be more mindful of what they are purchasing and wearing.
Glenny Cancio | "Stellar Lacquer"Toggle More Info
Caitlyn Newman | "Transcended Practices"Toggle More Info
Transcended Practices is a divination subscription service. This subscription service allows the practitioner to learn spiritual divination in the comfort of their home! With Transcended Practices, you will not have to spend a supernatural amount of time and money to learn the practices of tarot and more!
Brianna Pugh | "Sweet Threads"Toggle More Info
Laura Whalen | "Wesley Paints"Toggle More Info
Wesley Paints is meditation resource for those longing to grow closer to God. According to the book, Contemplative Science, “the exercise of intentionally bringing one’s attention to the present moment is fundamental to most wisdom and faith traditions, such as Christianity” (Bullock, 2). Therefore, Wesley Paints naturally evolved into a spiritual brand.
Nolan Nowak | "Anatomy in 3D"Toggle More Info
Anatomy in 3D is an educational display that teaches about the skeletal system, the muscular system, and the cardiovascular system in the human body. Anatomical models of these systems are rendered digitally and projected onto a life-sized human figure. The use of this projection along with interesting animations and information come together to create an immersive and engaging form of education.
Chloe Zeiler | "In Her Eyes"Toggle More Info
As someone who often catches herself daydreaming while listening to the moving notes of a song, I took my senior project as an opportunity to (literally) project my visions for others to see. Synced to the tune of Once Twice Melody by the dream-pop band Beach House, In Her Eyes is an escape from the present. With colorful, moving visuals, along with the ethereal sound of Beach House’s instrumentals and singer Victoria Legrand’s soothing vocals, viewers can fall under the trance of the art that is Once Twice Melody. I spent a significant portion of my life learning and studying music, and with my project, I allow myself to combine two of my passions: music and art. In Her Eyes gives the audience a glimpse into my daydreams and a view of the world from my eyes.
Anayeli Barrios-Vega | "The Adventures of Fluffy the Llama: Visiting Friends"Toggle More InfoThe Adventures of Fluffy the Llama: Visiting Friends is a book for children that focuses on the topic of endangered animals. I believe it’s important for children to be more aware of what’s going on in the world regarding some of their favorite animals. I want children to know that even they can make a difference and help endangered animals.
Sydney Devino | "Adventures with Sid the Squid: Hidden Treasure Hunt"Toggle More Info
Ashley Papp | "Society"Toggle More Info
Society is a fashion magazine and design showcase to help inform and inspire those with passions for fashion and graphic design. With a recurring element of repetition, and an emphasis on typography and photography, this magazine aims to inform the average fashion enthusiast on sustainable and ethical fashion as well as provide inspiration for modern graphic design.
Andres Solarte | " Lyrika Vol 1"Toggle More Info
After the discovery of a new planet, people from earth, calling themselves the Amira, are on the hunt for Lyrians, a race known for their immortal blood. A Lyrian girl named Lyrika gets kidnapped for experiments by the Amira. Years after, Lyrika awakens near a forest with a new mechanical body. She desires vengeance against those who stole her body with the help of those she meets along the way, while exploring the world she thought she knew, but is much stranger than she thinks, since the natural life surrounding them harbors a secret beyond their understanding.
Video Game Design
Joseph Adams | "Dungeon Riders"Toggle More Info
I initially want people to still enjoy the execution of the game rather than the concept, but I am pleased with the result that this was brought on. I do plan on making this into a bigger game sometime, with the addition of tricks, more traversal elements, and even a story for the players to connect with through the game. Hope to uphold the oath of the board.
Theresa Balars | "Face It!"Toggle More Info
Hunter Bedwell | "Gran Turismo 3 Game UI Overhaul"Toggle More Info
The long-term goal of this project was to create a more user-centric/modern experience for players within the various menus of Gran Turismo 3, whilst also emulating the look-and-feel of the brand that Gran Turismo fans know and love (with an added twist of course!). In carrying out my vision for the project, I first explored conception of the brand identity using Adobe XD as a place to map out the various screens, upon which I would then eventually migrate into the Unity Game Engine to hash out back-end functionality firsthand. Technologies used included Blender for 3D modeling game icons, Forza Motorsport 7 for acquiring car models, and Cities: Skylines for acquiring a means to rapidly prototype an in-game map for the user to navigate.
Levi Bell | "Dragon King"Toggle More Info
Dragon King is a turn-based role-playing game that evokes aspects of its predecessors, with the twist being that the player controls a monster instead of a hero. To capture the retro style, the game makes use of low-resolution, pixelated graphics and a combination of 8-bit and 16-bit audio. The entire game is a love letter to the Japanese role-playing games like Pokémon and Dragon Quest.
Skyanna Billman | "The Last Tree"Toggle More Info
Grief is one of the universal human experiences, and there are many pieces of media, art and design that tackle it. I wanted to address it in a new way, exploring this theme through a video game about a dryad. The main character is a tree spirit that is the last tree in the forest. All of her fellow dryads have been destroyed by deforestation. This game follows her journey through the stages of grief and touches on the tragedy of environmental destruction using an interactive experience. I utilized Unity to construct my game and created the player character model myself using Maya. I hope to provide an immersive and impactful experience to all who play this.
Cody Deno | "Wheeler's World"Toggle More Info
The idea for creating a video game whose main character is wheelchair bound came from last semester in Digital Design Workshop (DDW) class. In this class there was a big, final project at the end of the semester, and we each were allowed to choose what we wanted to do for it. After think-ing for a bit, I came up with the idea of making my video game, “Wheeler’s World”. I myself am in a wheelchair because of a disease called Muscular Dystrophy and thought it would be cool to have a game with a main character who has a disability because I have never seen a video game like that; people with disabilities are not often represented in games, or at least not accurately. Also, I wanted to raise awareness for Muscular Dystrophy, and other physical disabilities. Last semester, I was not able to make a playable game, I only made a trailer for the game, so I saw Senior Project (SP) class as my chance to make a playable game.
Zevari Norman | "The Circle"Toggle More Info
The Circle is a Third-Person Semi Side Scroller horror game created in the Unity Game Engine. After waking up from a horrible dream, the player finds themselves in their family cabin. However, something seems wrong. No matter how hard you try, you can't leave! Now, the player must traverse through a never-ending cycle in the woods and try to escape. Uncover secrets about your past and about the cabin to be free from the horrors that haunt you and break the circle.