| ProfessionalWhy did you make this work:
I created this work to experiment with styles for an art book that combines narrative, illustration and design to convey the journey of Alzheimer's. One of the main creative challenges I set for this project is to develop a fresh, emotive and inclusive visual identity around Alzheimer's that allows readers to engage with the illness in a creative and personal way.
How was the illustration used:
This piece will be used as an illustration spread in the book.
How did you make this work:
I used flat color and geometric shapes to create a collage portrait of my mom—the collage style foreshadows the "pieces" of her that will be lost and rearranged by Alzheimer's. The background includes symbols and type that reveal a narrative about her life. The style is meant to be jarring, making use of simple forms and bright colors to tell a complex and emotional story.
Nasrin Jafari is an illustrator and designer based in New York City. Her personal style makes use of clean lines, geometric forms and vibrant color palettes. At the center of all her work is the desire to make people think, feel and do.