Replications are based on works by Picasso, Matisse, and van Gogh.
Through photography, replicate three works of art. Create a practical application for your photos and plan the photoshoot in advance in a way that best serves your purpose for the final design deliverables.
I decided to paint directly on models and photograph them to create a “Bringing Art to Life at the MoMA” poster series, replicating two-dimensional portraits on real people. After looking for well-known portraits that used expressive brush strokes, I planned the shoots and painted the backgrounds, clothing, and models with tempera. The final application for these photographs is a series of posters advertising a fictional event at the MoMA.
Series of three posters, 26.5” by 15.8”
Visual Concepts/Image Design
American University, April 2017
Using digital manipulation, combine images together in a way that cannot be staged physically. Consider the phrase “work creatures” and create a practical application for your imagery that incorporates the theme.
I decided to create a poster series for a fictional band called the Work Creatures, making one poster for each member of the band. Using a combination of photography and charcoal drawings, I had each band member transform from themselves into their character as a work creature—the one who falls asleep on the job, the one who’s had too much caffeine, and the one who’s always doodling.
The Devil in the White City
Book cover, 6.5” by 9.5” with .75” spine
American University, October 2016
Using typography and original imagery, create a book jacket for a work of literature that you are familiar with. Consider that a book jacket is the first interaction that a reader has with the book and should be representative of the story.
The Devil in the White City is a nonfiction novel about a string of murders occurring during the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. To convey the book’s major theme of “hiding in plain sight”, I chose to create the Chicago skyline by punching holes on the white book cover. In addition to creating a subtle and hidden visual element, this brought a tactile element to the book cover design.
Logo and print collateral
American University, September 2016
Create a fictional business along with a logo that accurately represents that business. Consider a logo that is successful in both black and white and in color and accompany that logo with a business card, letterhead, and envelope.
For my business, I created NOISE—a fictional music app that uses visual ads rather than audio ads so as to not interrupt the music. To convey the roots of music within a modern setting, I decided to use a record for the letter “o” integrated into a modern sans serif typeface. The business card takes on the record shape as an icon, using it as a back for the circular business card that rests inside a record sleeve.
Brand Strategy Journal
Freelance, March 2017
Punky Flair is a branding/marketing business that wanted to place an emphasis on connections and individualized attention in a customer avatar template targeted towards small business owners seeking to build their brand identity.
To portray a theme of “connecting the dots”, I decided to use dots as a symbol throughout the journal. I created a dynamic and handmade-styled composition to highlight the brand’s focus on creativity and individuality.
Feature Article & Masthead
American University, Fall 2016
Design a three-spread feature article, complete with an original composition and original photography or illustrations. Create a name for your publication and a masthead that accompanies the issue.
After thoroughly reading and understanding the given text, I designed a composition to reflect the content of the article. I created and followed an aesthetic for this publication and included original illustrations to accompany the text.