Pin: .75” diameter
Brochure: Digital, 4/4
17”x11” / 4.25”x11” folded
Open Works is a maker space in Baltimore, and needed an update to their calendar. The old version relied on clip art of art supplies and a variety of free typefaces. We focussed on photography of the actual makers and kept the aesthetic professional.
The pin was a collaborative effort, and can be purchased in their shop.
Assorted icons. First three sets done while at SAGE Dining Services; last set from CyberPoint.
I volunteer my graphic design skills for Force, primarily assisting with fundraising efforts. My first project was a series of social media posts relating directly to their survivors’ quilt. I used fabric swatches, bright colors, and hand drawn shapes to stand out in user’s feeds.
The second project was to raise awareness of a nationwide fundraising hike held in November. I created flyers, email graphics, and social media posts, using bright colors and large type to again stand out. Halfway through the campaign, we switched focus from nature (reflecting the hike and outdoors), to images of the quilt.
Digitally printed, 4/4.
20"x7" / 5"x7" folded
Assorted menus designed while at SAGE Dining Services.
18” diameter x 30”
Built with wooden blocks and bright colors, these were built to attract young eyes, keeping them entertained on the changing table or in the crib.
24"x9" / 6"x9" folded
"This is a beautiful portrait and stunning invitation." - Georges Matisse (Henri Matisse's nephew)
This invitation to the exhibition and dedication of a gallery to Matisse's daughter, Margueritte, needed to be fun and exciting, but also represent Matisse's black and white prints without overwhelming them. The piece opens from Margueritte's photograph to color panels inspired by Matisse's palette. A series of six prints of his daughter is revealed, showcased on their own without distraction.
Done while at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Assorted maps completed for The Baltimore Museum of Art and an independent client. The latter was hand drawn, then colored digitally.
Letterpress and digital printing
16"x22" / 8"x11" folded
The client wanted something bright and fun, not frou-frou or traditional. The result was a letterpressed poster, folded for mailing. The leaf represents the couple's home, and the star references the location of their engagement, Baltimore's Fort McHenry. Letterpress by Typecast Press, Baltimore.
These banners were designed for the front of the Baltimore Museum of Art. The sign was a temporary graphic for the Museum’s shop.
This design was chosen as part of a juried call for entries from the Station North Billboard Project. The previous billboard was dark and staid. I deconstructed the original Station North Arts and Entertainment District logo, which included the train and name, and combined it with a bright, abstracted map of the area, connecting the design with its surroundings.
The billboard stands on top of the landmark Copy Cat building in Baltimore (at the corner of Guilford Avenue and East Oliver Street), in the center of an emerging arts district. The design was also adapted for use as a free-standing banner and postcard.
Book jackets and covers for The Johns Hopkins University Press.
My MFA project at MICA:
Just as memories ornament our day-to-day actions, patterns can transform the regular into the beautiful. My memories aren't necessarily beautiful in their original telling, but as patterns they have a chance to aesthetically redeem themselves. Made into sheets or wallpaper or the like, they transcend their personal banality and become attractive and useful. And, as a background to daily living, my memories sneak into those of others, changing both mind and space.
Princeton Architectural Press, 2006
DIY: Design It Yourself was part of the MICA Graphic Design MFA program, directed by Ellen Lupton. The book illustrates projects of everyday life through the lens of design. I was fully responsible for two chapters, "Postcards" and "Envelopes," cowrote "Business Cards" and contributed a t-shirt.