GRACIELA BATISTA DE JESÚS

illustrator, writer, and educator
passionate about storytelling.
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En Clave (In Code)

(2023) laser-cut cardboard and metal ring


  • A letterform stencil set inspired by Latin American histories of screenprinted matter as resistence. The non-conventional set challenges the user to create letters in distinct manners, creating an individual methodology and unique reading experience





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RISD Museum (Hypothetical) Promotional Poster 
(2023)

  • Pulling inspiration from the museum’s collection, I invite the viewer to experience the space like an art student does - thus bringing them into the observational and curiosity filled manner of studying artwork.




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"Chinchorreo Caseño"
(2021)


  • As a practicing writer and visual journalist, I am keenily interested in documenting stories that feel meaningful. I was interested in  immortalizing my family’s traditional Puerto Rican recipes. 
  • One of my grandfather's fondest hobbies is to cook for others. Whilst talking to him about these recipes I was made aware of the similarities present between our passions to serve others, although through incredibly different ways of doing so.
 



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What Does Your Support System Look Like?
(2023) 20 x 12in, placemats

  • Inspired by the programming tool Processing, the assignment required the usage of the program to make a modular system of visual imagery. Using said system I developed interactive placemats for community building. 



process photos and final prints︎︎︎




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America’s Food Basket (Hypothetical) Re-branding
(2022)

  • Inspired by the multicultural hispanic community that inhabit Broad St. (where the supermarket is located), I designed a brand identy for America’s Food Basket full of vibrant colors, bold typefaces and spanglish messaging.
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