A short run 4 color screen printing project done as part of an independent study. Without access to a butterfly press, the registration was all done manually and the finished work is charmingly imperfect.
A collaborative multimedia book created with 4 partners. Each group member was in charge of creating content to be produced with different printing methods under the theme of a space voyage. My first page is a Pantone offset nebula texture overlaid with a laser printing on transparency of constellations. My second contribution is a space suit diagram letterpressed with a photopolymer plate.
Doris Album Art
The gatefold LP became popular in the 1960’s but since has lost popularity except by necessity with double LPs. I decided to design a cover that utilized the absence of a disc in the left half of the gatefold by cutting away to reveal the inside of the opposite cover. The album is Earl Sweatshirt’s album Doris, an album that I enjoy and decided to create an unsolicited fictional LP cover for, as it has yet to see a vinyl release.
For this project I took raw census data and created a poster that communicates the information more effectively and is also more visually stimulating. The information on the final piece is arranged in such a way that it resembles an hourglass shape, a symbol often used to represent the passage of time and the finite nature of human life.
The Trickster Guru
For this project I took a selection of Alan Watts' The Trickster Guru and turned it into two spreads for a magazine. This project is an exploration of image and type for print media as well as effective use of hierarchy and designing with a size constraint.
The following are dust jackets I designed from briefs given for 3 fabricated humor novels. Working with the briefs given I created a dust jacket for each book that reflected the mood of the given story.
Wonderful Goody Pack
I noticed that Wonderful Pistachios currently sells a snack sized serving of pistachios in a bag. The problem with this packaging is that pistachios produce a lot of waste and if you buy them as a snack you may not have anywhere to put discarded shells. In addition to producing pistachios, Wonderful also owns Halo Mandarin oranges so I designed a more effective snack line. The Goody Pack contains a single serving of pistachios and a Halo Mandarin orange. Once the food has been removed from the box, the discarded shells and peel can be placed back inside. The best thing about this package is that it would be 100% compostable. Using a biodegradable bag for the nuts and a compostable box, the entire package can be placed in the compost after consumption. The final result is a tidy, environmentally friendly snack.
Something Subtle is a line of simple cocktail mixers that create drinks that taste complex without a complex recipe. These cocktails are unique because they each come with a pairing list recommending a food, film, book, and album to enjoy with your drink. I created three different cocktails, and extended the brand to the box for Mrs. Robinson's Green Thumb.
This project is a rebranding of a crowd-funded Miami-based company. The original name of the company was PepperJelly Co. which undersold their project. I retitled them Piquant Gourmet and did a full rebrand for their projects. I designed bottles for their spicy ketchup and Cuban sriracha and a jar for their pepper jelly. Because Piquant Gourmet is crowd-funded they need rewards to send to backers. The box pictured contains a one of each of the products as a taste of what you are supporting,a mini poster, and a recipe card for a Cuban sandwich that uses the pepper jelly,.
I designed the concept for an app for the Department of Health. The idea of the app is to encourage people of all ages, but especially children, to get more exercise in their daily lives. The app, Walk Walk, is presented in a video demonstrating the functions of the app which allows your smart phone to function as a pedometer and gives you activities you can perform with your step information. Walking is an accessible and easy exercise which should not be taken for granted and with Walk Walk users are given motivation to walk more and visualizations of how much they walk to make the information more relatable.
Alan Watts Interpretation
For this video I took pieces of Alan Watts lectures and created an abstract visual representation of the resulting spoken word piece. The video is an exploration of timing and abstract visualization. I repurposed and edited Creative Commons video and image as well as license-free audio for both the music and spoken word to work within a zero-budget constraint.