ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERISTY SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGN EXHIBIT
WHAT THE PLUM TREE TOLD MENo matter who you are or how many years you’ve spent on this planet, it’s easy to feel lost and alone from time to time. And sometimes, the thought of disappearing altogether sounds like a marvelous idea. This project, a short illustrated book aimed for middle-grade readers, follows the story of a young girl who magically becomes invisible, and the journey she takes to become visible again. The trees, flowers, and even the moon herself become guiding figures to our little ghostly protagonist as she explores her own path.
Much of my work is inspired by nature, in the hopes of helping others connect with mother earth and find value in protecting it. Fort his project, I wanted to create a safe, comforting space in the company of the trees and plants, in order to help my audience feel like they are never alone even when it appears to be so. I hope that throughout this story, readers will be inspired to treat themselves and the earth with care, and maybe even spread that kindness into the world.
About the Designer
Sofie Canestaro is an illustrator and graphic designer from a forest somewhere in San Antonio, Texas. Most of her work has themes centered around imaginationary tales, nature, and other small instances of magic this earth has to offer. She is currently pursuing a degree in graphic design at St. Edward’s University, while secretly brewing up more books and illustrationsto hide in the shelves of a school library. You can find more of her work on her website.