DALVA SKOV

GRAPHIC DESIGN PORTFOLIO

- books - photography -  visual identity -

In September 2018, I started Graphic Communication at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark. Last year we learned about the different Adobe programs and got skills in typography, graphic design, motion graphics, app prototypes, composition and photography. This year we are learning about digital design, research-driven design, strategies and campaigns.


Here is my portfolio so far, I can't wait to share with you all the future projects!

PENGUIN GREAT IDEAS


School Project


The brief was to make a concept that would work on the 88 books in the Penguin Great Ideas series and illustrate it by making 3 covers. 


Since the series is about thinking and seeing new perspectives, I didn't want the book covers to be too obvious.


Made in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Indesign, 2020


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CRAFTY EDITORIAL


School Project


Assignement where the class was asked to mix craft with graphic design. We each chose an item with many units and had to design some spreads with photographs of the item. I chose macaroni.


Photographed with Canon EOS 500D, edited in Adobe Photoshop, layout in Adobe Indesign, 2020


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HORSENS MIDDELALDERFESTIVAL


School Project


This was my exam project in the end of my first year studying Graphic Communication.


The brief was to make a logo, book and poster to celebrate the 25 years anniversary of Horsens Middelalderfestival, one of Europe's biggest medieval festivals.


Made in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Indesign, 2019


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BROEN, INGRID SKOV


Personal Project


The day my mother passed away, I found this short story in one of her drawers. Under each paragraph she had written “illustration”, and I knew she had me in mind. 


I immediately got the idea to set up this booklet, that I could distribute to all my mother’s loved ones


Illustrated with watercolours edited in Adobe Photoshop, layout in Adobe Indesign, 2019


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LITLLE HOUSES ALPHABET


Personal Project


I love drawing fantasy houses, so I came up with idea to make an A2 poster with the alphabet shaped like houses.


I didn't want to be restricted to much by the shapes of the letters, so some of them are quite abstract. I wanted the letters to look like cute houses by themselves and look like letters when put in context with each other. 


Illustrated with watercolour and markers, edited in Adobe Photoshop, layout in InDesign, 2020


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WEDDING ILLUSTRATION


Client work


I was asked to make some illustrations for a wedding. The illustrations will be used on RSVPs, the invitations, the Facebook event, the menu and the place cards.


Made in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, 2020


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IDENTITY FOR KUNSTHAL 6100


School Project


The brief was to make the visual identity for a local exhibition space, Kunsthal 6100. We were put in teams of 3, I worked with Simon and Marlene. After designing the visual identity, we had to make a design manual in order to 1: test the design and 2: make it possible for Kunsthal 6100 to use the design. 


We did this projekt while the Corona pandemic had our school closed, and the team work was actually really successful!


Made in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Indesign,  2020


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DESIGN MARKETS


Personal Project


In 2015 and 2016 I participated in three design markets: two times at Finderskeepers and one time at Flid.


I sold handprinted t-shirts and prints - all made with linocut. The markets were promoted via their websites and on Facebook, so I did some product photos to the occasion.


Photographed with Canon EOS 500D, edited in Adobe Photoshop, 2015/2016


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IDENTITY FOR DALVA SKOV


Personal Project


This is the visual identity for my business. I sell prints and illustrations online and at markets. I also make linocut print workshops.


I designed a logo, icons for this website and some business cards.


Made with linocut print, Adobe Illustrator, Indesign and Adobe Photoshop, 2020


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LP COVER


School Project


We had to create the (fictional) packaging for a jazz LP made by Jan Harbeck Quartet. The exercise was to create a universe inspired by the music.


I found the album very dreamy and mysterious but also playful. I illustrated these feelings with a flying humpback whale, a big intelligent animal, and skies with green halos and fluffy clouds. The typo forms an organised chaos, just like some of the tracks on the album. 


If you want to hear some of Jan Harbeck Quaret's music, please go to http://www.janharbeck.com/music/music-2/


Made in Adobe Photoshop and Indesign, 2019


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THAT CALLS FOR A CARLSBERG


School Project


Photography exercise, where we had to make a fictive poster for Carlberg's campaign "That calls for a Carlsberg". 


I wanted to make my poster open for interpretation. Is it a break from the everyday chaos or a celebration of your accomplishments? In my opinion, both situations call for a cold beer.


Photographed with a Canon EOS 500D, edited in Adobe Photoshop, 2018


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CO-CREATORS


School Project


This was a project in two parts, based on a fictive company teaching visual facilitation.


First we were asked to set up a manual on visual facilitation. We each had to make the layout and illustrations.


The next part, was to make the corporate identity based on the book, which included logo, business cards, stationary, website and adds.


Made in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Indesign, 2019


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