11x17 senior thesis book. Our goal as students was to chose a designer and create a book of essays about them. I chose Cipe Pineles, a typestter who worked in the 40s and 50s on a variety of publications. This project required extensive research. I made my own diagrams and had several footnotes and illustrations to talk about the life of this groundbreaking woman.
I have since had my book printed professionally. It features fold out pages and a large cover diecut. I created a pattern out of her fashion illustrations and logo work to use on the inside front and back covers.
The final product of professionally printed books. Exciting!
Hand done cover die-cut.
Title page + a phonetic lesson.
I created this pattern from Ms. Pineles' logo and illustration work.
Each of the five essay's featured a different dominant bright color.
Fold out pages detailing the lives of Cipe's colleagues, husband, and mentors.
The final essay was a font comparison and I created my own diagrams to discuss the differences. This yellow page is particually comforting.
Back side. Each fashionista's color represents one of the five essays.
Rowman and Littlefield Marketing
Rowman and Littlefield is an independently owned publishing company that specializes in scholarly novels, textbooks and monographs. As one of the designers I create a variety of marketing pieces such as catalogs, brochures, ads, and fliers, most of which have a specific subject or theme. The following is a small selection of the many jobs I have completed. Since starting work here in 2011 I have broken ground with new templates and new ideas all the while pushing the envelope typographically and with the images used.
I am particularly fond of book making and hope to do more in the future. This is mostly student work but the last book featured is special. Keep scrolling.
Sedatephobia. Accordion book representing the fear of silence.
Unicorn Meets Dragon. Illustrated stitched book.
Dear Paula Abdul. This letter in the form of a pop-up book was an extremely personal project. These photos were taken the night we met.
I am proud to say, she loved it.
Visual Arts, The Experience
I had a lot of problems with the way things were done at my college. I expected more out of the program and I took that energy and turned it into a performance piece / non-traditional book. I carefully captioned each photo and I hope this experience is clear to you, wonderful visitors.
This box represents the Visual Arts building. I covered the box with textures taken from the building itself. The small jar is labeled college funds.
Welcome to UMBC, please come in by pulling this tab.
Once college funds have been successfully deposited...
...the building and the program within will open its doors.
The inside of the box is chaotic and contrasts the pristine outer shell. All photos were taken inside the art building.
The box is opened to reveal more than 40 cards. Specifically 40 scenarios.
Each card features a true comment about my experience at the school on one side and pictures of my frustrated face on the other.
There are lots...
But wait. There is more. Go back inside.
Look closely, there amidst the chaos and disappointment is a trap door.
This little door holds the most important thing of all...
...the POSITIVES. The good things about the UMBC art program, though there are few I am grateful for all. Especially wheeled chairs.
I have designed a variety of logos for podcasts, photographers, boutiques, small businesses, a paleo-diet bar, and even a riding team or two.
Bronycon is the largest My Little Pony convention in the world and I am a proud part of their design team. The team and I all work hard to create art and design to make the convention look professional and beautiful.
The annual motif is an icon that changes with the theme of the convention each year. I designed this years in collaboration with design chair Lauren Herda, who added finishing touches. This became a pin for purchase at the con-store and was used on the Bronycon official twitter for the duration of the 2015 convention season.
Collaboration announcement artwork for voice actress/singer Kazumi Evans. This art was featured on social media and used for autographs at the convention itself.
Collaboration announcement artwork for voice actress Cathy Weseluck. This art was featured on social media and used for autographs at the convention itself.
Footer art used as a spread in the program book.
Our conbook this year was a gorgeous collaboration between myself, Lauren Herda and the wonderful artists on the team. I created a template and provided art direction while Lauren focused on content and organization. This is page features my illustration contribution.
Bronycon thank you card. Hoofbeats, Mane Event, and Blank Canvas take a trip to the moon!
I dabble in digital art and illustration. Bronycon espescially allowed me to flex those drawing muscles.
Compilation of pony drawings because one can never have enough ponies.
My submission for Gates McFadden's (Beverly Crusher, Star Trek: TNG) fanart contest. In Feburary of 2014 Gates hosted Krusher does Krusher to raise money for new theatrical works. My piece was picked and used in the program book.
This student project required me to create an accordion-style calendar. I chose the theme of deer and did one typography calendar, and another with photos and images. Each month features a different species and visually connects to the panel on either side. I enjoyed doing research on these amazing creatures and I now consider myself an antler expert.
I created experiemental branding for Gentle Giant Draft Horse rescue. I drafted (pun intended) a new logo, kit of parts, envelope, letterhead, mailing label and business cards. I also desined small stylized draft figurines that could be sold at events. Lastly I put together a small book detailing my creative process.
A typeface inspired by the fabulous Dean of Medicine on House M.D.
My work in t-shirt form. Neato!
Some of my other works including a CD cover, wedding programs and a poem I made into a brochure. Of course it is about cats!