Feeling down and frustrated after the 2016 Election, a friend of mine reached out to collaborate on "Queer Magic". The goal was to design a word mark that could be applied to shirts or sweatshirts and be sold online, with proceeds benefitting LGBTQ-focused causes.
I love how the final word mark came out - it feels exciting, energetic, and multi-faceted – much like many folks who identify within the LGBTQ community.
I created a gig poster for the band Bon Iver. I started the process with an original screenprint of three deer. To create the rock/iceberg, I utilized found images of rocks, applied a halftone screen, printed them, and collaged them to this final shape. I incorporated simple, but distressed typography and a bright, somewhat eerie blue to create a final poster that was serene and mesmerizing, much like the music of Bon Iver. Final size: 18"x24".
Note: this is not the official gig poster for the 8/3/11 show.
Hand-drawn type exercise with lyrics // Thumbnails! my favorite part of the design/creative process. You can see early hints of the deer popping up.
More thumbnails and ideas // More sketches/type experiments
The final thumbnail!
The original screenprint I had created, then scanned in to use on the poster.
The original rock/mountain. I gathered images of rock/stone, halftoned them in Photoshop, printed them out, cut them up, collaged them, and then scanned the image and used it.
Brian Hughes Music
I was asked by digital strategist/podcast host Wynter Mitchell to create Hatch Show Print-inspired web graphics for upcoming musician Brian Hughes for select dates of his 2016 tour.
Drawing inspiration from such classic graphic language led me to explore how typography works together, creating unique and interesting textures, and composition.
These web graphics were used on Brian's social media, website, and in print at the venue to promote his upcoming gigs.
Equilibrium Dance Academy
Based in Philadelphia, Equilibrium Dance Academy was a full branding project. Working with the owner, Angelica, I designed the diamond mark as a way to separate and elevate Equilibrium's brand from other dance schools.
I included high contrast images of dancers in motion to help bring the brand to life, and implemented consistent look & feel across all marketing materials and messaging.
Drexel Graphic Design
I was selected by the Graphic Design faculty at Drexel University to design the materials for the 2012 Senior Show. This included: a self-mailing invitation, various web graphics, program booklet cover, assorted day of event posters, directional signage, and name plates. Using found scraps of abandoned screen prints, I created a collage in my sketchbook that I then scanned, dissected, reassembled, and manipulated. I wanted to showcase the power of printed color and design a more abstract/image-based system.
Erin & Jeff: Wedding
Erin & Jeff approached me and asked me to design their wedding-related materials. Erin, with a love of all things France and art history, gave me a well-curated design palette from which these designs grew. The full package included: Save the Date, printed invitation, RSVP & Information cards, napkins, matchbooks, place cards, a custom hard cider bottle label, and table numbers. I developed the lockup of the two initials as an icon that would be repeated throughout the printed materials.
Inspired by the art of early modernist painter, Stuart Davis, PROTOPOP is a fictitious restaurant and bar. The logo echoes Davis’ playful and angular lines. I incorporated the visual trends found in Davis’ work (patterns of x’s, angular lines, shapes that were a mix of organic and geometric) into PROTOPOP’s extended branding system. The final system includes: business card, envelope, letterhead, gift card with holder, matchbox, food menu, drink menu, house wine label, and tumbler glass set.