Faculty of Design
“Being alone and feeling lonely is like being in a dense fog where it is hard to see past ourselves and reach out to others. As daunting as it might seem, loneliness is not such a terrifying feeling if we face it head on. Check out my year-long undergraduate graphic design thesis project, Draw Your Loneliness, which was done in isolation due to COVID-19. It is a website that sets out to help its visitors face the terrifying feeling of aloneness and loneliness; to help them find peace and happiness in these times. Using digital drawing and self-expression, we can make peace with these difficult feelings by making them visible, examinable, and less ominous. Draw Your Loneliness offers a way to connect with others who might have similar experiences as us by sharing our art and knowing that, in a way, we are not alone in our loneliness. ”
Hii I'm Eldrin Banares, and welcome to my tiny slice of GradEx 106! I'm an OCAD University Graphic Design graduate of 2021 with a passion for producing creative coding experiences, websites, publications, advertising, motion graphics, and kinetic typography. Here you’ll find some of the work I produced in isolation, due to COVID-19, during my final year at OCAD U. My thesis project, Draw Your Loneliness, is directly inspired by this isolation and the loneliness I experience/d throughout this pandemic. This project, and the ones displayed from my other classes, are the culmination of my passions and skills I’ve gained throughout my time at OCAD U.
Major In progress, 2021
Graphic Design Creative Coding Website Design Motion Graphics Kinetic Typography