Brent Urbanski


Eyes lead the mind.

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Psynapse: McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour


Abstract Recognition

The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB) exists as a composite of PNB student writing. The journal's original purpose was to showcase the work of our most talented peers. However, selecting this work was not my role. I was one of several members on the Psynapse design team. Our task was to create an aesthetic that appeals to the undergraduate eye, all whilst embedding PNB’s essence. The decisions were collaborative and the final product democratized, but my personal mark stays. A lasting idea that I am particularly proud of is the subtle backdropping of our home building’s flair in the ‘Humans of PNB section. You might notice that behind each professor lies a floor or wall pattern, some paintings, etc. These are all relics of our second home—the Psychology Complex. Lending familiar sights to an abstract mission is the most suitable summation of my design motif.