Department - Author 1

Art and Design Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BFA in Art and Design



Primary Advisor

Charmaine Martinez


Visually Sound: An Exploration of Design + Music, is a book comprised of a series of works exploring the relationship of design and music. There are four compositions which are inspired by four different songs: “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire, “Chicago Zoo” by The Cool Kids, “Reptilia” by The Strokes, and “Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit. Within the book are the lyrics to each song, and my thoughts on my ideas behind each of the four designs.

This report contains my research, process, results and personal discoveries. My documentation includes visual research in the form of digital mood boards, inspirational work from other designers, magazines, and books. It also includes research of digital designing techniques for Adobe programs via magazine and video tutorials.