What story are we telling? It’s a question we theatremakers ask in every element of a production. In the case of Notes on My Mother’s Decline, playwright Andy Bragen, director Knud Adams, and the company are telling a story about a Mother and Son’s relationship, and how the Son contends with their past and present. It’s a story that must also be reflected in the play’s key art, which we revealed late last month.
Graphic designer Desiree Nasim, through several brainstorms, drafts, and iterations, created the key art for Andy’s story. The playwright shared his personal photos for the production, a whole slew of Polaroids and film strips for Desiree to choose from. With the efforts of matching tone with text, text with color, color with story, Desiree has created a vibrant piece that joins memory with the present, capturing Notes in a single image. Her design will represent the play across postcards, Instagram posts, and in the theater when we begin performances next month.
Desiree had a chat with PlayCo’s Marketing Fellow Danielle Gutierrez to discuss her key art design for Notes on My Mother’s Decline.
Desiree Nasim is a New York-based designer and Graphic Design graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her work has been commissioned by actors, directors, and more in the industry.