The Senior Citation Award of Excellence is Awarded to Brandon Rodriguez
After a year of dedicated work, I completed my senior thesis project, Mitos Encantada (Enchanted Myths), an online encyclopediac experience website with four Puerto Rican Taino myths, written, translated, illustrated, designed, and built by me. The site also contained a dedicated 7,000+ word dictionary also written by me, including a bibliography. The best part is that this site is live, and an ongoing passion project of mine.
After all of my efforts, I was awarded the Senior Citation Award of Excellence by the University of the Arts graphic design department as a result of garnering enough points before a panel of 10+ judges before my peers.
You can view the process book for my senior thesis project above. In the book, I include examples of my process of designing the custom iconography, layouts, and type choices I made for the stories.
The process was long and actually incomplete but therein lies the beauty of my project. It is a project that I will continue to support with original stories, illustrations, and even narration. I wanted my senior thesis to be something real, tangible, and meaningful to the world. It was essential that I make it as valuable as possible.
If you would like to visit the live website, click the button below. I hope you will enjoy the love and time I spent creating this project.