Raffaella Ciavatt's Six Month Project

November 7, 2011

Raffaella Ciavatt's Six Month Project

We love seeing personal projects from designers, and New York-based designer, Raffaella Ciavatta, wrote over to share her take on the "one-a-day" challenge—The Six-Month Project. As a designer, we often box ourselves off into some area of expertise or style, and sometimes it can be difficult to break out of those self-imposed or outside labels.

Raffaella decided to do a six-month challenge using design to examine her daily patterns and reevaluate herself, creating a snapshot of each day. She is challenging herself to work outside her normal parameters by cycling through six categories through the months—pattern, illustration, typographic composition, combination, grid and photography.

Her designs progress in shades of red as well, from deep to bright over the course of the project, resulting in 185 days and designs, each including a title and related list.

I'm interested to see how her journey progresses—using design to examine the self and not just for client solutions.

Some other hand-picked posts you might enjoy on our Design Blog:

Branding 10,000 Lakes by Nicole Meyer
Daily Type Drawings from Jay Roeder
Typographic Designs by Jeff Jarvis

Ward Andrews

Ward Andrews

Hi, I'm Ward Andrews. I started Design.org in 2009, you can read about why here. Thanks for participating in the Design.org Community. I also run an interactive agency called Drawbackwards. I love basketball, electronic music and creating experiences that improve daily life. You can follow me on Twitter @wardandrews.

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