Vote for the 2017 Manifest Creative DirectorPublished on Nov 04, 2016
“For my design, I chose to have the Manifest Star emerging from a sea of black and white stars. The stars are all of varying sizes, and while the Manifest Star isn't the largest among them, it stands out with it's bright color. Each star is layered in an order, but the Manifest Star breaks this order. This is what we, as students of Columbia, do. We stand out with our bright ideas and desire to make change.”
"Utilizing the theme "emerge", my campaign concept showcases the incredible energy that Manifest creates for both the outsider emerging to discover Manifest and those at Columbia emerging directly into the center of it with their own ideas.
In the poster a person rises out of the dark into a space where the Manifest star radiates energy across the universe. As they are awestruck by the phenomenon, the thought emerges out of their head that the source is Manifest.
The star design represents each person at Columbia rising out of the year to be found right in the middle of Manifest, the larger star. At such a large event, each person involved has their own work and ideas present, which is symbolized by the smaller star emerging out of the person's head."
"I decided to represent the theme of 'emerge' by having a visual representation of the diverse creativity that comes from the word 'Manifest.' I chose to make a very detailed abstract illustration in order to represent a variety of different art forms and difference types of imagination. I created the star out of the same shapes I used for the illustration, created a smaller version with relatively larger circles to be used on the smaller form, and a more detailed version of the star for larger formats.