About this Project
Client: The City of Saint Paul (St. Paul Parks and Recreation).
Team: Tou Yia Xiong x Discover Dope (@MycDazzle x @FaithReigns)
Creative Field: Illustration, Graphic Design, Art Direction
Tools: Adobe Illustrator
Spring 2017 I, along with two other St. Paul based designers, were commissioned to design a terrazzo floor for Scheffere Recreation Center.
Learn more about project HERE.
They wanted the design to be vibrant and tell the story of the area and people that live there.
We decided to go with a pond theme because 1. Frogtown got its name because it was built in "swamp" land. and 2. for what a pond represents, which is diversity, collaboration, symbiotic organisms working and living together.
We considering feeling the pond with a variety of animals/ fauna, but didn't want to muddy the design. We decided to stick with Frogs, for obvious reasons, but still, t felt into important to display a wide variety of designs to speak to the diversity of the area.
Overall, I'm happy with how the design worked out. This project was my first time collaborating on this scale with other designers, which proved difficult, but exciting. I don't think if we did designs individually, the floor would've come out as cool, which is a great feeling.