I originally made a poster for a tribute rap band. I studied the beginning of rap, hip hop and graffiti to receive inspiration. I changed my mind. I decided to make a gig poster for a band that sounds like Beach Fossils. I grew up in Huntington Beach, California, which we so proudly called Surf City. 

The first sketch on the left shows some of the ideas I had for my first poster. Then when I decided to do the Beach Groms poster I drew out a sketch of the ocean and the sun. As I created the vector I kept thinking, “I need to do surfboards.” I imagined surfboards all lined up, some leaning against each other, some longboards, some shortboards. As I made it I remembered the photo of my brother with all of his boards. I pulled that up and used that as inspiration for my poster. 

My younger brother surfed the most out of all of us. He joined surf team, worked at a surf shop and bought more boards than I can count– he even made that wooden board on the left. I decided to use some of the boards shown above as inspiration for the poster. I used the design of my longboard to inspire the fourth board from the right.

Jocelyn Smith

Jocelyn Smith

Student at Brigham Young University- Idaho
I grew up in Huntington Beach, California. I attend Brigham Young University- Idaho where I am studying Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations.

I am a certified yoga instructor. I love yoga and I love teaching yoga. I have a passion for health and having balance.

I love learning about visual design and I hope to continue to improve in that skill set.
Jocelyn Smith

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