Logo ideas I developed for a graffiti inspired clothing brand. I came up with a name and I liked the idea of using camouflage print and using different colours than you would normally see. I brought those colours through my designs and played around with positive and negative space and the use of the pattern and colour.
Logo design for an early childhood development and health center. I idea for the company came from the idea of how quickly young children develop and grow, just like sprouts. I incorporated a few graphics into the name to get the point across to the viewer and chose kid friendly fonts. I then created a quick pamphlet mock up to showcase how the logo could be utilized along side information in a two page spread.
A magazine cover project where I started with the idea of blue which I equate with serenity and peace. I also worked with the idea of using a theme from a story I recently heard on the news about people building small, hidden parks in the middle of major cities in order for people to have a quiet place to go. I built the magazine around that and thought about what kind of stories the magazine would include as well as directing this particular cover at a specific city. The idea would be that for each issue it would focus on a different city and be like a travel guide for people who seek a less stressful vacation but enjoy city living.
This was an experimental personal project where I came up with a new paint colour company and made an entire new brand and look for them. I designed a logo and made up a press release folder detailing their upcoming line of acrylic and oil paints.
For the majority of 2012, I worked side by side with documentary filmmaker, David Cations on his newest film, ‘Teach Me Nothing’. The film was an in depth look into the triumphs and failures of the American university system as well as some students fears, hopes, and dreams during their final year of university. I worked on the branding for the film and art direction. I used a geometric style for individual portraits of each students face, as well as for the movie poster. The idea for the style was to resemble crumpled paper and reflect on the lost and forgotten ideas of university students. I created all graphics for the film as well as for its promotion on social media sites, its website, and on kickstarter.com. I also worked with David at each filming location helping with the creative direction.
My mission for this piece was to translate a digital image into a large scale hand drawn and painted piece, while making a political statement. I started with a simple line drawing of an elephant and donkey skull representing the Republican and Democratic parties in the United States. I then projected the outline on to a piece of thin wood (6x4 ft.) which I then painted. The piece symbolizes the idea of political parties is a dying idea, as well as how polotics have lead to many deaths worldwide.
For the Spring 2012 issue of Flux Magazine, I designed the graphics for one of the articles “Dear Mr. Kennedy”, a girls memoir about the death of her father the previous year. Her father was a school teacher and at his memorial service, many of his current and past students made paper cranes with messages to Mr. Kennedy. The writer of the article, Elliott Kennedy, wanted a simple graphic that represented the love the students had for her father.
For the Spring 2012 issue of Flux Magazine, I worked on the infographic for the article on Huerto de la Familia, a communal garden for latino families to connect to their roots by growing their own food.
“Digital landscapes.” For these graphic prints, I took photos of different natural textures and landscapes. I digitally drew a geometric pattern on each image that resembled the original image. I wanted each drawing to be an abstract geometric imitation of the original photo. I furthered the abstractions by altering their original colour profiles. All images available as single prints as well as diptychs and triptychs.
For this piece, I worked by studying the pattern that is created by molten lava as it hardens. It creates ribbon-like waves that fold over one another as well as creating layers stacked on top of previous layers. By using a geometric pattern in abstract colours, it distorts the pattern from different distances. Up close, the viewer would simply see the shapes I drew. From far away, the viewer can appreciate the pattern and the flow that all of the individual shapes create together.