2019 AMI Online Salon

Fireflies of the Sea

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Iowa State University

  • Entrant Name: Grace Herzberg

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Ankeny,IA

  • Client: Professor: Kim Moss

  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator

  • Final presentation format: Print

  • Primary Audience: General public; aquarium goers

Project Description

The sea firefly, Vargula hilgendorfii, is an arthropod capable of bioluminescence; they are known to light up the beaches of Japan at night. I created an anchor illustration of a sea firefly along with accompanying diagrams and text in order to introduce aquarium-goers to an organism they may not be familiar with.

The purpose of this project was to create an infographic poster for display in an exhibit. We were tasked with combining research, text-authoring, graphic design, and illustrations for the first time in our undergraduate career.