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“Pseudo-Travels looks at the effects of pseudoscientific personality typology using imagery of travel in order to illustrate how they may hinder us in the pursuit towards self- discovery. The journey towards self-discovery is a deeply personal process in which you set out to learn more about yourself and your purpose in life. In this regard, pseudoscientific personality typologies are widely accepted as a way to aid us on that journey towards discovering who you truly are. Whether it’s looking up to the stars, or completing a personality test, your assigned type is intended to give you all the answers you need. Throughout these illustrations, I want to dispel the notion that these personality typologies are all good, and instead bring attention to some negative effects that they can inflict on the journey towards self- discovery.

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Alizah Hashemy is an illustrator based in Mississauga, Ont. and a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University. Alizah strives to create beautiful, eye-catching illustrations of fantastical worlds and characters based on her everyday observations. Her various sources of inspiration include her favourite video games, impressionist paintings, and the colourful shapes and patterns in South Asian textiles that she grew up around.
OCAD University
Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation
Minor Completed, 2021
OCAD U - Faculty of Design
Major Completed, 2021

Illustration Adobe Photoshop