Hanieka Balint


Graphic Designer | Photographer | Studio Artist

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About


I was born and raised in Troy, New York but now study at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. I am a graphic designer, artist, student, and lover of all things creative.  Check out my portfolio above, contact me below, or look at my resume!

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Artistry Magazine


Artistry Magazine is Northeastern University's arts publication. I was provided a written article and created illustrations as well as the spread design for the print magazine.

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abbastanza


Abbastanza is a start-up based in Flagstaff, AZ that provides health services to those with eating disorders. I worked alongside a web developer to create Abbastanza's website, newsletter, and online store, and also designed Abbastanza's logo and merchandise.

Check out Abbastanza at abbastanzawellness.com  

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Cat's Cradle and Death of a Salesman



I formatted the novel Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller.   After designing both books as a series, I had them published in one volume with coordinating covers.

I set Cat's Cradle in 12 pt Mrs. Eaves (with 14 pt leading and a -10 tracking). In the chapter title pages, I added a small caps treatment to first line and the chapter title (which also had a -200 tracking).

I set Death of a Salesman in 11 pt Adobe Text Pro (with 13.2 pt leading). I added a margin between the characters and their dialogue, and set the running heads in 9 pt italics.

I began by creating the outlines of the covers in Adobe Illustrator.

I printed out the two covers, traced them by hand, then scanned my tracings to translate them into vectors.   At this point the only step left was to add color, leaving me with the final version of the covers below.

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Fun Home Poster


I made a poster advertising the play Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori.

I began by taking photos of a model wearing men's dress shoes while standing next to women's sneakers. From the photoshoot I chose this photo because of its carpeted domestic background.

Next I used Adobe Photoshop to edit the photo. I enlargened the men's shoes and made the women's shoes pink to match the model's socks. I edited the model's feet and legs to make them appear smaller and more child-like, then I adjusted the lighting of the photo.

I finished the poster by adding the title in Adobe Caslon Pro.

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The Nursery Alice


I worked on a picture book by formatting The Nursery Alice (the abridged version of Alice in Wonderland) by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by John Tenniel.   Later I printed out the book and bound it using saddle stitching.

I set the book in Bodoni 72, with 10 pt font and 12 pt leading.

After doing the initial formatting, I began adding images.   I decided to use John Tenniel's linear drawings rather than his color illustrations.

In the final version I increased the text size to 11 pt with a 14 pt leading to increase readability.   I removed the running heads from the chapter titles, and I added color, using purple for the chapter titles and gold for the illustrations.

After formatting The Nursery Alice, I made a book cover for it.

I decided that the book cover should include an image of John Tenniel's famous white rabbit.   I set the title in the typeface Mrs. Eaves OT, put the author's name in small caps, and semi-aligned the ragged edge of the text to the form of the rabbit.

Next I played around with color.   I decided to pick a dark background with white text that would match the white rabbit.

After adding the dark background I noticed that the background of the illustration looked off, so using Photoshop I edited it out, leaving just the rabbit and the text.

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The Avenue Magazine

The Avenue is Northeastern University's fashion and culture magazine. I was provided a written article as well as photographs and designed three spreads to go in the print magazine.

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Solo portraits


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group portraits


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Night photos


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Massachusetts Avenue


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68 2nd street


Acrylic

18 x 24 inches

Troy, NY

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dust


Pastels

18 x 24 inches

Bennington, VT

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public Alleyway


Acrylic

8 x 11 inches

Troy, NY

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Shipyard Puddle


Acrylic

6 x 10 inches

Newport, RI

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asbestos


Acrylic

18 x 24 inches

Albany, NY

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Lake Champlain


Acrylic

8 x 10 inches

Willsboro, NY

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Design Poster


Using InDesign, I worked to visualize my relationship with design in one simple, easy-to-read poster.

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