Peyton Sawyer from “One Tree Hill” is a character that in the beginning represents the definition of a “stereotype”. Her character is misinterpreted completely and through her confusion within herself she becomes a mystery to everyone. What people think of her…… isn’t who she is ……. What she sees is simply …….. a MYSTERY. This Pinterest site created by Peyton exemplifies who is is, what people actually think, & the mysterious secret that no one knows about her ….that Peyton Sawyer can see EVERYTHING.

Get a little glimpse of Peyton… HERE
(Although DesignAssignment563 suggested a screenshot, I made an entire pinterest instead.)

…. Peyton has spent all of her life in a small town where everyone knows everything…. The person that she is today has a lot to do with growing up in Tree Hill. This poster that she made represents the loneliness that she experiences along with the desire to want MORE. One Tree Hill is a mystery within itself…. where are all the other trees? Why does Peyton always feel so alone?
(Inspired by DesignAssignment57 asking for a poster of a tv show location)

One Tree Hill Poster

Along with my mysterious town….. I wonder who’ll ever figure me out? I find myself feeling like a puzzle sometimes. A stereotypical high school cheerleader with an awesome boyfriend and a “great” life…. Who am I? Why don’t I know? I see sooooo many weird things on a daily basis, when is it all going to be figured out? I know I ask a lot of questions…. but when I figure out the answers, you’ll be the first to know. – Peyton has always been a form of mystery, to herself and to her surroundings. Her creativity and artwork show her secret cry for help, her cry for attention and to no longer feel alone.
(Inspired by DesignAssignment64 to caption a photo found on the ds106 flickr page)


Peyton was always known by her love for music music and her meaningful artwork…Although no one knew what she was feeling at times, her music always seemed to tell some type of story… It was as if she was writing poems to express what she saw, that no one else saw. Or even what she felt… that no one else was aware of. The world around her was always so confusing, but one thing she knew was that she had the support of her father who was always there, since her mother had passed. This iTunes playlist that Peyton created simply shows her hidden feelings in the way her Playlist is organized. It’s almost as if she’s crying our for her help, or thanking her Father for always being there….
(Inspired by VisualAssignment46, to create a poem playlist.)

Peyton's Playlist


One of the amazing things about Peyton … is her ability to talk and express herself, even if she is confused and can’t put everything together. Peyton holds a Podcast (nearly every night) and talks about her day … to the public viewers online. The idea of her being a mystery to herself changes once she posts all of her stuff online and expresses herself as well as seeks for help. Through this podcast the world learns about Peyton Sawyer…. and over time she’s more than mysterious…. she’s finds her place.
(I created a video using clips off of Peyton’s actual podcast from “One Tree Hill” and inserted photos of Peyton and her artwork.)

Final Project Proposal!

For my final project I have decided to focus on a character from my favorite TV show. The goal is to tell a story of the character “Peyton Sewyer” from One Tree Hill that sums up her life in the way that it is shown through the show. I decided to focus on Peyton because I’ve recently been watching the entire series and I realized that there are so many different ways that I could go about describing Peyton’s life. She is a character that is very important to this series, because not only is she involved in the overall plot and purpose of the show, but throughout the show she has her own internal problems and external problems that she ultimately overcomes. I chose her out of all the characters because I think that she represents a very strong, independent woman that deals with her issues head-on and never seizes to surprise you.

I decided to narrow down my story of Peyton’s like to her high school years and the many things you learn about her character and her problems during those years. I plan on using various media pieces to tell my story:

Audio: Peyton is very big on her music and making it a huge part of her life and the show, I plan on using audio by making a playlist of some of the songs that she plays in her “podcast” …. her “podcast” is a huge part of the character she is because she plays music on the internet for the public to hear. Throughout episodes depending on how she’s feeling, she plays songs to represent her emotions.

Visual/Design: Peyton is a very artistic and creative character, that is stuck in a stereotypic role while in high school, but in reality she is completely opposite of that. I plan on using visuals/design to create a collage of some of the drawings that she does herself and also making some that represent her emotions.

Video: Another major aspect to Peyton’s character is her webcast that she has throughout the show. During this webcast she allows for the public to watch her every move that occurs while in her room. This includes other characters coming in and out and also gives away a lot during the show. I plan on either making a video of a broadcast that imitates Peyton, or making a video of a webcam showing of my own life (I haven’t really narrowed it down yet).

Seeing as this is just a proposal some of this may change, or be altered a little …. It will all depend how much information I can get off of the internet that represents what I want to do for Peyton’s character.