Bryan is currently a graphic design student at University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he is learning how to create advertisements and visually communicate messages. At the University of the Arts, he has been able to explore different areas of art and find what he feels suits him best. Before attending college, he developed an appreciation for photography and graphic design and started to do some work of his own. It was then that he saw the importance of graphic design and how it surrounds us in our everyday lives. It is with graphic design that we are able to communicate in a faster and more concise way. Also, by incorporating photography into graphic design, the audience is able to develop a better understanding of the message being conveyed.
Essentially, he feels that photography can help graphic design by giving it a sense of a life that otherwise would not be there. During his first year of college, he was encouraged to mix mediums in order to combine his different styles in graphic design and photography. Combining the two helps him bring out the best elements of his work from each field. The first time he was able to work with both of photography and digital design was with reconstructive photographs where he took photos of architectures and created digital collages by manipulating the buildings’ structures. Bryan felt by rearranging these buildings he could reconstruct them in a more abstract manner. Outside of his schooling, he have also been working independently on getting his work exposed. Most of his architecture prints are available on Society6’s website as well as a nature print that was selected by Urban Outfitters for their 2011 spring collection. He was also featured in Everything Is Art’s, issue “W” of their magazine. As Bryan furthers his education, he hopes to expand upon his creative skills and push the limits within the field of graphic design.
Jeff Belonger has been in the mortgage industry for 19+ years and now wants to do something different. With his experience of blogging and social media, Jeff wants to share all of what Philadelphia has to offer, so he created MyPhillyAlive.com. At MyPhillyAlive, we want to share the excitement that the City of Philadelphia resonates. Sharing the passion within, from the people of Philadelphia. At MyPhillyAlive, we’ll be talking about Philadelphia restaurants, fun bars, the city night life, the history of Philadelphia, Philly attractions & events, the arts, sports, and much more. We want people to add their experiences regarding Philadelphia, even if they are from out of town, which can be done on our Facebook fan page as well. www.facebook.com/MyPhillyAlive At the end of the day, we want to be different from the many Philadelphia sites. We want our site to be easy to navigate, while at the same time, we want you to not only find the hot spots, the best things to do in Philadelphia; but those hidden gems within the city. Thanks...