CHARMAINE S. CASTRO

GRAPHIC DESIGN WORK

MONTREAL FESTIVAL NEWSLETTER

The goal was to to create a design for a newsletter that is adaptable to different weekly themes. This project is a visual guide to attract tourists to Montreal, as well as include a feature article, main events, a hotel listing and an events calendar. In this project, the colours I chose are vibrant which works well for festival events.

Software: Adobe InDesign & Photoshop

MICROMEDIA EVENT POSTER

The mandate of this project was to create a poster for the vernissage of the graduating students using constraints that were given to us. We were given different objects that we needed to create in different illustrations. For my project, I was given the traffic cone to illustrate.

Software: Adobe InDesign & Illustrator

FRANCOPHONIE WEEK EVENT POSTER

This project was created for Vanier College's Francophonie Week event, more known as the "Semaine de la Francophonie". The goal was to create a poster to inform college students about the events that will occur during this week.

Software: Adobe InDesign & Illustrator

SANTROPOL ROULANT ANNUAL REPORT

The mandate of this project was to create a report about the work Santropol Roulant does in the community, using images that reflect the healthy lifestyle that they believe in. We had to use long body text to describe the organization, as well as many images and illustrations for statistics while creating a visually appealing design.

Software: Adobe InDesign & Illustrator

DESIGNER BOOKLET

The objective of this project was to create a booklet about a designer and to showcase some of their work. We were asked to research the designer to get a better understanding of their style and then apply the same visual style to the booklet. Paragraph styles were used to facilitate the creation of this booklet and since many of the works created by this particular designer show bold fonts and vibrant colors, both can be seen throughout this booklet.

Software: Adobe InDesign

DESIGNER EXHIBITION ADMISSION TICKET

The goal of this project was to create a two-sided promotional postcard that matches the designer booklet. This postcard had to be very visual and the admission ticket also showcases the designer’s visual style. Some of the designer’s works are also featured on this ticket as well as the main information which is shown on the front and the back of the card.

Software: Adobe InDesign

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? FOOD GUIDE

For this project, we were asked to create a guide that would appeal to new students in Vanier College. This guide allows them to find places to eat inside school and at nearby areas outside the campus. The first step was to write friendly text and then to create illustrations that match each restaurant. This little booklet is intended to be a very visual guide.

Software: Adobe InDesign & Illustrator

MMFA COLLECTION PUBLICATION

The objective of this project was to create a design template which can be used for future publications including styles that can be applied to different types of information, such as, the title, the artist, creation date, etc. The visual style I chose for this project allowed the artwork to be the main focus and I made sure to leave enough white space in the layout. One of the skills I learned in this project was how to create a document style to accommodate different photo sizes.

Software: Adobe InDesign

ABOUT ME

Charmaine Castro

Hey there! My name is Charmaine and I am a 23 years old located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I am a newly college graduate in Micropublishing and Hypermedia program from Vanier College, focus in Communications, Graphic Design and Web Development. I have created many outstanding graphic and web design work as a result of my unique creativity, being a detail oriented worker with excellent time management skills and organization skills. JAM #982d21 #971D1D PASTEL #feed87 HOT PINK #dc1a56


SOFTWARE USED

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Dreamweaver


LANGUAGES

English, French and Tagalog

HTML5, CSS and Javascript


WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Logo Designs

Web Designs

Branding

Packaging

Photo Retouching

Video Editing

HOW TO REACH ME


email ✉ chsancas@gmail.com • mobile ✆ (514) 839-6214