After two years of hard work, College of New Caledonia (CNC) student Kyrsia Primus produced an original children’s book titled Armchair Adventures: Journey to Rufftonia.
She is a Web and Graphic Design (WEGD) student who will be showcasing her book at CNC’s year-end design showcase this Friday (April 27).
The evening includes student work in graphic design, web design, animation, interactive digital media, illustration, and typography produced from both class assignments and practicum placements.
Growing up, Primus was captivated by the stories her grandfather would tell her as a child.
Keeping that tradition alive, she crafted stories to tell her nieces and nephews during weekly family dinners.
From this, the Armchair Adventures was born.
“We were sitting in a big armchair one night so I made up a story about an armchair that turned into a spaceship,” says Primus in a release. “It took the kids off to have all these adventures.”
The project challenged her to use many of the skills learned in CNC’s WEGD program.
The book’s illustrations were initially sketched by hand and painted in Adobe Photoshop.
She then used Adobe Illustrator to create the armchair’s dome, Adobe Character Animator and Adobe After Effects to create an Armchair Adventures animation, and Adobe InDesign to layout the book.
“Overall, it was a really good learning experience,” says Primus. “I’m very excited to showcase it and put it out there to the world.”
The showcase takes place at the Elks Hall, (663 Douglas Street) with a drop-in session from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. before the show’s main event at 7 p.m.
“The year-end showcase is a great opportunity for our second-year students to share their hard work with friends, family, and potential employers,” said WEGD coordinator and instructor Sean Siddals in the release.
“It’s also a chance for the community and prospective students to see what we do in the Web and Graphic Design program.”
The showcase will also feature work from students Harshpreet Kaur, Taylor Raymond, Krysia Primus, Chintan Gohil, Amber Boileau, Andrew Walker, Damon Robinson, Nitin Sarangal, Manjinder Dhaliwal, Jaymes Pattie and Kiana Fergusson.