Digital Portraits was a project from the graphic design class at Tri County Educational Center, an alternative high school for Metro Detroit. Students explored questions around the purpose of design and how it can be used in our everyday lives.

For one unit we asked the question,”Can we use the elements of design, line, shape and color to shape how we see ourselves?”

We made self portraits by hand drawing how we currently see ourselves. Then, we chose skills from our "11 essential skills" that we wanted to cultivate and made 2nd portraits emphasizing these skills. We started with pencil drawings and then moved the drawings into Adobe Illustrator. This project also served as an introductory lesson to Illustrator.

These are some of the portraits from that unit, along with a brief explanation from the students about why they chose their skill.