Don’t Miss a Beat Jazz Festival in Jacksonville Florida Contest – A Process

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Although my design was not selected, I wanted to share it and explain my creative process.

A few months ago I participated to a contest to design inaugural poster for the Don’t Miss a Beat Jazz Festival in Jacksonville Florida, happening this upcoming July 24th 2021.

It was one of my first time creating with very specific directives, and I found it fun to do so!

I wanted to celebrate women’s contribution in Jazz and that is why drew a lady playing trumpet.

Her pose is a “clin d’oeil” to Miles Davis iconic pose, and her hair the shape of the city borders.

The background was inspired by Jacksonville flag. 

Check out the pictures below!

contestant poster of don't miss a beat jazz festival
drawing of a woman playing the trumpet
I started to sketch my drawing in my notebook
Timelapse of the drawing
Inspired by Mies
Jacksonville Flag

Jacksonville City Map

Congratulations to local visual artist Carolyn Audije

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