A series of emblems or logos built out of selected glyphs from favorite typefaces.
Logo design for Seattle-based bluegrass band The High Seagrass. Two concepts were developed, but the band couldn’t decide which version they liked more—they chose both.
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Proposed logo design for Chicago-based furniture designer and fabricator.
Logo for Chicago-based synth duo who create soundtracks for film, television, and podcasts.
Layout, design, and illustration for a monthly newsprint publication focusing on healthy relationships with technology.
A collaboration with Jess Davis, Ryan LeMere, and Sophie Erskine.
Book design for a land conservation group in Northern Illinois. Black & white illustrations by Laura Sjoquist.
Logo for Modern Folk podcast.
This 9x12 book features photography and diary entries of my grandmother from the summer of 1948. Essentially a collaboration spanning 7 decades, Mary Louise, 1948 is a visual representation of my own discovery of my grandmother's experiences.
Identity implementation across multiple deliverables for the 2018 TBA Festival. Collaboration with Dante Carlos.
Poster and booklet design concept for the film Chinatown.
A primary goal of any film is to immerse the viewer in the world it creates. Period films push this challenge much further—they must convincingly design a world that is so detailed that the viewer is able to easily be absorbed. Roman Polanski’s Chinatown is such a film; anachronism is intolerable, down to any representational imagery.
Pleasing enough to those who haven’t seen the film, but offering deeper layers of meaning to those who have, this re-imagining of the movie poster drops you right into 1937: the year Chinatown takes place. Period advertisements tell the story of who, where, and what—without giving anything away. Jack Nicholson stars as private detective J.J. Gittes; a bloodhound following the scent of corruption a little too closely. Faye Dunaway is Evelyn Mulwray, whose eyes aren’t the only thing betraying secrets. John Huston is Noah Cross, whose scruples have far too much in common with those of a low-down, dirty rat. Director Polanski has a brief, yet integral cameo as a brutal, knife-wielding thug. The majority of the classified ads included refer to Los Angeles, where the film is set, or the surrounding area. One of the ads, prominently displayed, touts “Real Estate, Farm And Orchard Lands”—a major theme of the film.
The title script itself mimics Hanzi characters in both its implementation and orientation. Its bold red signifies not only the importance of color in Chinese culture, but also the violently spilled blood in the film itself.
Branding concept for a line of marshmallow-chocolate products.
Mallow Baby is from the planet Fluffin Puff, where he and his friends love to play all day long in the Mallow Mountains. Sometimes they become mischievous and get into chocolate fights! Doesn’t that sound messy?
Mallow Baby is made of soft, delicious marshmallow and is coated in yummy milk chocolate. He likes to share and doesn’t mind if you take a bite!
Branding and packaging concept for cookies given out by the Red Cross after blood donation.
A proposed rebranding for a non-profit that aims to reduce hunger and improve the lives of low-income residents of northwest and downtown Portland.
A series of illustrations of classic analog synthesizers and drum machines.
Branding concept for bottled cocktails consisting of two basic ingredients.