What if we could connect ourselves to the designers who makes the clothes that we love? What if we could put the fashion designers in the spotlight and not drag the attention entirely on ourselves (i.e. street style)? How can new or established fashion designers showcase their work and build a following? How can we feel a part of their story as much as they are a part of our daily lives? ASOS Studio is an iPhone app that connects twenty-something fashion-lovers ("admirers") with new and already established fashion designers ("designers") through a social mobile interaction.
Student Project (Process Book Below)Fashion, Interaction Design, UI/UX2014
Rkival is a new software program that utilizes proprietary technology that increases compression exponentially. Rkival allows its users to organize their collection of media files efficiently. The program and app also introduces a unique cataloging and inventory interface that appeals to the modern user. It works with laptops, iPods, iPhones and MP3 car stereos. Marketed to a young, tech-savvy audience with major storage needs for music, video and other related media files, this program and app is simple to use but is also identified graphically as energetic, exciting and cultish yet still easily identified and deciphered.
Student Project (Process Book Below)Branding, Graphic Design, UI/UX2014
Equinox is a weekend-long music festival in San Francisco to kick off the fall season featuring the latest electronic, hip-hop/rap, rock and upcoming artists. The project was to make a website for this made-up festival that is responsive for iPhone and iPad.
Student Project (Process Book Below)Branding, Web Design, Web Development2013
Trifecta Bar + Lounge is a hip quasi-dive bar located in Chicago. The project was to create a logo and a website for this fictional business.
Student Project (Process Book Below)Branding, Web Design, Web Development2013
Potion is a fictional interactive wine tasting experience that helps users find the wine that is right for them. It is designed to encourage users to learn about wine on their own time, without the assistance of the busy bartender. Potion is installed and viewed on a glass touchscreen tabletop at wine tasting venues. Each user will have their own touch interface in front of their seat that is 17 inches by 22 inches.
Oftentimes, people are intimidated to ask about wine because wine culture may seem like a different world to them. Potion makes information about wine accessible so they can become more knowledgeable about wine and make decisions based off that knowledge. The main goal of Potion is to invite people to learn about wine and experience tasting wine in an interactive and visual way.
Student Project (Interaction Presentation & Process Book Below)Graphic Design, Interaction Design, UI/UX2014
A roll-fold brochure about Sweden's Treehotel.
Student ProjectGraphic Design, Print Design, Typography2014
Western Sustainability is the main sustainability-hub at Western Washington University. This was a large-scale project done for the WWU Office of Sustainability.
[ April 2013 ]
On April 26, 2013, this website was featured on the home page of Western Today along with this article: Office of Sustainability unveils new websiteGraphic Design, Web Design, Web Development2013
Designed & Developed
[ November 2012 ]
http://www.wwu.edu/sustain/resrapGraphic Design, Web Design, Web Development2013
Designed & Developed
[ December 2012 ]
http://www.wwu.edu/sustain/sweaterdaysGraphic Design, Web Design, Web Development2013
Western Reads is a campus-wide reading program that introduces new students to the intellectual communities and conversations at Western Washington University.
This bookmark will be distributed to 5,500 incoming freshman with the book Early Warming by Nancy Lord. It serves a purpose of encouraging students to get involved in making a difference in their community and helping Western be more sustainable.
[ June 2013 ]Digital Art, Graphic Design, Print Design2013
As a work study college student employee for the Western Washington University Office of Sustainability, I have updated, maintained, and supported their website operations and media output. As of the third year of my employment with them, my position transformed from just a Webmaster into a Media Manager and In-House Graphic Designer. This brought on new challenges and opportunities to practice designing for print, publicity, and visual graphics. My goal was to create aesthetically-pleasing pieces while still maintaining a cohesive visual representation of Western Sustainability. Below are some projects completed in 2013. Starting at the top the projects are as such:
- Waste signs for special events. A series of four 6x14 signs with an alternative 8.5x11 signs.
- Lunch & Learn Poster for December 3rd Event.
- Sustainability Week poster. Distributed all across campus to promote our week-long series of sustainability-related events. Also, I made a digital signage piece and a Facebook cover photo for future promotion.
- Go For The Green Total Waste Reduction Challenge poster. Distributed to all residential halls on campus.
- Residents’ Resource Awareness Program (ResRAP) mock dorm room event posters during Sustainability Week to show students how they can alter their living habits for a more sustainable future. Series of 11 posters and pledge cards.
- Waste Bins sign that was distributed to every classroom in two main buildings on campus to promote awareness of waste sorting and the local landfill facility.
- Sustainability Graduation Pledge cards (business-card size) for graduating seniors interested in pledging for social and environmental responsibility beyond college.
- Power Down for Thanksgiving Break poster to remind students to reduce their electricity load while they leave campus for break.
- Campus Sustainability Planning Studio Presentations poster and Facebook cover photo.
- Moveout Madness 72x24 banner for neighborhood collection site, poster for campus promotion, reusable items & landfill items only posters for dumpster bins, and Facebook cover photo.
- 12 Actions for Sustainable Events digital poster.
- Facebook cover photos for Viking Supported Agriculture, Bike to Work & School Day, David Suzuki speaker event, Sustainability Office Certification, and Sweater Days.
- ResRAP brochure (front and back).Digital Art, Graphic Design, Print Design2013
Motion Graphics Projects for Design 260 at Western Washington University.
[ Spring 2013 ]Animation, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects2013
Choose an article and create a two-page opening spread and two-page continuing spread while integrating photographs and other visual elements. Process book included below.Editorial Design, Print Design, Typography2013
This project was to design three book covers that must establish a dynamic aesthetic that reveals the topic to the public and proves worthy of further inquiry.
Phobias Maximus: Why Spiders and Snakes Make Us Squirm by Dr. Jane Frazier is about our human instinct to fear certain species of animals. The author draws on her combination of animal behavior and human psychology to explain why we hate certain members of the animal kingdom. Frazier reveals the connection to our common ancestry and points to the obvious in an engaging and intellectual journey.
You Are What You Drive: How the Automobile in America Transcends Transportation by Glennis Mortenson is about how the car have become far more than an opportunity to facilitate point A to point B necessities. During the twentieth-century, American auto owners have evolved and now include the car as an image that competes with fashion and adds to the status stockpile. Mortenson offers insight to how this transformation occurred from a sociological and advertising perspective.
Paying Backward: The Trend Toward Reverse Mortgages in America by Douglas McKindrey is a non-fiction that takes a closer look at the growing number of reverse mortgages in America today. The author describes in detail all the misconceptions and advantages of drawing income from your larger source of equity. McKindrey shares insight into the tax code and pitfalls with family wills.
Process book included below.Graphic Design, Print Design, Typography2014
As part of a Print & Finishing Lab course, we were given a team book project that would last all quarter. This collaborative assignment gave us the opportunity to develop our technical knowledge and skills in design production [artwork basics, conversion of artwork for successful reproduction via offset & letterpress, reproduction of artwork using offset and letterpress techniques, finishing techniques using specific equipment].
The book my team and I designed was surrounding the theme of Abyssopelagic, or the depths of the ocean. We reproduced the book 50 times and did so all in the computer and printing labs provided by Western Washington University.
I specifically designed three pages: an antique-gold metallic envelope with an experimental typographic treatment, a dark page with an octopus-looking creature, and a deep sea anglerfish page with the backside die-cutted to display its identity. Process book included below.Digital Art, Graphic Design, Print Design2013
Experiment with the design of data charts and integrate your chart design to a larger layout coordinating additional typographic elements and an image. Process book included below.Graphic Design, Information Architecture, Typography2013
This is a collection of logos I created in 2013. Starting from the top they are as follows:
- The Upfront Theatre logo designed for a contest put on by a local Bellingham improv comedy club established by Ryan Stiles. My logo was picked by Ryan and will be further integrated into their new branding system.
- Lobos Studios is a web and mobile app development studio in Southern California.
- Lunch & Learn logo for a Western Washington University sustainability event series.
- Western Washington University Sustainability Graduation Pledge logo for graduating seniors to continue their commitment to sustainability post-college.
- Western Sustainability logo created as a over-arching identity for Western Washington University Sustainability and the environmental actions of the campus. I also collaborated with a local print facility to have the logo printed on a large blue tablecloth.Branding, Graphic Design, Icon Design2013