Shauna Panczyszyn Loves Design

We recently asked 12 of our members to interpret the symbol most synonymous with love—the heart—for the 2012 I Love Design poster project. Each person brought a different creative interpretation. Here is today’s rendering of the classic love icon, created by Shauna Panczyszyn.

“When asked to do this project, I immediately knew what I wanted to do—an illustration using hand-rendered type. I am obsessed with type, so it was a given. I didn’t plan out what I wanted it to look like, nor did I have an idea of what I wanted the outcome to be. I started drawing and allowed the individual parts of the illustration to come together as one beautiful, organic design love affair.

“Design has always been a part of my life. In my journey into graphic design, I learned that my dad and his dad were avid designers in their own ways. My grandfather created machines, such as a Batmobile for my dad and uncle, in his downtime. My dad used to do layouts and screen printing. I started at a young age, creating my first mural with a permanent marker in the front hall of our house, but it wasn’t until college that I realized I could do this for a living and love what I do each and every day. Without design I don’t know what my life would be like. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am now. And for that, I’m thankful for my love of design.”

Check back each day for a new interpretation. The full poster will be unveiled and sold at AIGA Jacksonville’s annual Valentine to the creative community, I Love Design, this Thursday, February 16.

~ I Love Design and the I Love Design poster project are proudly sponsored by Print Resources.

By aigajacksonville
Published February 13, 2012