Norfadilah Kamaruddin Graphic Design
Dr. Norfadilah Kamaruddin is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Malaysia. She is also Head of Steering Committee for Creative Visual Exchange Research Group (CREATe).
Her research interest is in the area of Interface Design in Educational Technology. She has gained a PhD in Interface Design from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia in 2011.
She is currently involving in research project related to interface design principles for non creative designers and interface design in museum studies.
This work is about the transformation of the soul through lived experiences that change, evolve, and grow us. While it could be described as an abstract, expressionism, or mysterious
dreamscape that we never know when it will be end. It is not about what you see in the painting, but about the narrative you feel in the witnessing of your life.
One of the Portugal Icon (the tram) be emphasizes the subjective expression of my inner experiences in Lisbon, Portugal. The truest picture of a moment I had in Lisbon, occurs in a balanced abstraction of everyday perspectives. To convey this gestural style, I combine line, form and colour to represent and yet slightly distort my subject matter. This creates a field of view that is both familiar and enigmatic.
Much of life is based on the decisions that we make. Often times we dont know the ramifications of those decisions for our future. Thus, one of the hardest things for us is to hypothesise our life journey by not fully having a set destination. With so many opportunities being thrown from every direction, it’s not surprising that a lot of us become confused after thinking that we knew exactly what we wanted and exactly how to attain it. In order to coop with the limitless amount of opportunities that has befallen upon us, we’ve created ways in which to guide us on this life’s journey.
Mirror, Mirror has been a reflection of my journey as a researcher, as an observer of culture, as a part of the media designer, as a woman, and finally as a wife. This photograph is very personal and very public where the lines, shape, and form exist in between, that explained about the popular culture that I had experienced and the way the culture leaves its imprint on individuals in their most public and private moments. I use photography as a means of self-expression in which I make pictures for myself, to identify with hidden qualities of my character, to better understand my reality, and to express my interpretation of the world around me. A clearer understanding of myself and my world allow me to explore fragments of life as an abstract form, and also to interact with people I would otherwise not be able to engage with. I seek the unknown and I look for the light within the shadows.