HEY THERE! MY NAME IS
GiGi Novak is a designer and illustrator currently based in Gainesville, FL and Detroit, MI. She is graduating from the University of Florida this May, with a BFA in Graphic Design and minors in Mass Communications and in Art History. GiGi’s strengths and interests include brand identity, illustration, and photography. She loves the way design has the ability to communicate far beyond a brand name or phrase, to convey emotions, values, and evoke strong reactions.
BORN: Detroit, MI
FAVORITE TYPEFACE: Chapman
FAVORITE HEX CODE(S): #7EB77F and #EE476F
ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL:
Morning Person- 6:30 yoga every day followed shortly by a medium house blend with extra oat from Opus.
FAVORITE UFGD STUDIO MEMORY: Starting Eazy There Tiger with Kara, late nights trying to figure out the Epson printer or the bookbinder, advocating for cutting with scissors
DESIGN INSPIRATION(S): Kate Bingamin Burt
CHECK OUT MY WORK BELOW!
I created a (hypothetical) knitwear brand inspired by the Fauvist art movement of the early twentieth century. Fauve Knitwear is a brand focused on unapologetic expression and boldness through bright colors, unique silhouettes, and care-free energy.
YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS
You and Your Friends is Peach Pit's latest album. It tells the story of neighborhood nostalgia, carefree fun with friends, and gives the listener an overall sense of calm. I chose to redesign the visual system for this album because in a year of constant turmoil, this music helped me relax, find peace in sweet memories, and feel hopeful for a future with many more laughter-filled times to come.
WHY YOU NEED TO SAY 'NO!'
"Why You Need to Say 'No!' to Refined Sugar" is a (hypothetical) monthly subscription service including an informational zine, sticker, and referral card for around 10$/month. All proceeds would benefit food banks in Detroit in effort to provide higher quality food. This project was the last of my fall semester in 2020. After months of online studio classes I was itching to make something with my hands. So, I crafted this project from materials I could get at Michaels (printer paper, vellum, card-stock) and CVS (dental floss, sewing needle, glue) and used my home printer and pop-up light box to make and document physical deliverables. It was important to me to make a tangible product and felt good to use my hands after such a long time settling for mockups
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