Protecting the American River
As an intern graphic designer for the Office of Water Programs at Sacramento State I was tasked with a project that informs students, faculty, and other individuals in the community about the universities efforts in managing stormwater runoff into the local rivers. Specifically, the project is an informative sign that is 24 by 36 inches and illustrates beneficial uses of the nearby American River, as well as descriptions of current methods being used to manage stormwater runoff into the river to keep it clean and safe for everyone.
A big challenge with this project was working and balancing the large amounts of copy from the researchers with the different illustrations and photographs that I produced my self. In order to manage all of this information I first designed a grid and appointed different levels of hierarchy to each section of information. Using color to categorize different areas on the map illustration helps viewers identify each activity with its corresponding use of the river. The sign is currently being displayed on the campus near a bike trail along the American River to inform all those who pass by.