A Symbiatic Unity

Symbiotic Unity

There is three different variations of symbiotic unity, our monument focus on Mutualism. Mutualism being the symbiotic interaction between different species that is mutually beneficial. Similar to the Clown Fish and Sea Anemone, The fish helps keep the anemone clean and in return the fish is given a place to live against predictors. There are two core elements at work, one species acts as a protector. While the other species performs some sort of act, like cleans it’s partner. Our monument is dedicated to Symbiotics. We wanted to take this relationship and honor it to signify that the best relationships are mutually beneficial.

Introducing Symbiotic Unity, a structure built from granite and steel. We used two different materials to emphasis two different species working together. It is located in Adelaide, Australia. Since the bases of our project started out with coral reefs we wanted to focus in on a park that was placed in a unique area such as Australia. Naturally parks are full of people, the park is wide and vast making it a perfect location with plenty of room. Our Monument stands at 10 feet 7 inches and the bottom portion acts like the structure or proctor.

From the bottom structure water pumps up out of the top portion and lets water flow down, acting as the second element, and cleansing the bottom portion. The water then flows down in between the rock area and is recycled back into the base and flows up through the top. 

Our audience is a wide spread, with our goal being to bring people together from families to individuals. A person can go up inside the monument to give a greater sense of sight. Our design allows for the audience to be between the two sections to literally be in the center of them working together.This along with the sound component of music, completes the overall experience of the monument.


The Question...

How can graphic design activate a persons potential to achieve goals?

As a student it is hard to decide where I want my life to go after school. Where I will live? What I will do? How will I get their? These are all questions myself and many others like me are currently asking themselves, or soon will be. Having the confidence to achieve goals, or pursue dreams can be frightening for many people. This is were I as a designer will come in. My primary goal for this semester is to create a system that would allow a person to catalog, document, and record their goals and present them with the best avenues for achieving them. Perhaps a person it not sure what their goals are, or what they would even like to peruse? Well, the program would help with that too, allowing a user to organize their thoughts to help them better understand where they belong and what they should be doing. How will this project take for? That is still in the brainstorming phase and is yet be determined, but nevertheless updates will be posted here, so stay tuned ladies and gentlemen!


Career Goals and Strategy

Planning for after school is a terrifying task, worrying about a job and deciding where I want to start my career is a big decision. As a designer in the KCAI program, I feel becoming a graphic designer is not the only option available to me. As a creative thinker there are a wide variety of job possibilities available. I can invasion myself venturing into the advertising and marking world following in the foot steps of the greats like, David Ogilvy & Bill Bernbach. Getting there is another challenge, at first I see myself entering a small studio of sorts to get my feet wet. Once I establish a firm grasp of where exactly I would fit within the world advertising, I would probably approach my primary studio of interest for a job. Leading to the eventual start of my own studio or firm. However, for the moment finding a job after school is the primary goal, there really is no telling where my future is heading but its exciting to think about none the less.


Designed Scenario Slides

Currently Karen and I are beginning the design process involved in pushing these scenarios to a final state. Below are a few lovely images of whats been designed so far, visit Karen's Blogger (here) for more design possibilities for the iPad & iPhone.

More to come soon, very soon...