For my Typography and Page Design class I designed a Cereal Magazine spread. I tried to stay true to their minimalistic designs. I created a cover and an eight page spread. The text is dummy text, but most images are from the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada (which were from Jeremy Koreski's series Groundswell). I wanted to create a cohesive design that displayed surfing in a beautiful place.
For my Typography and Page Design class, I had to design an app. I chose to redesign Vogue's Runway app, which features previous Fashion Week shows. I found that on the current app there were not enough search options to make looking into the archives of fashion week easily accessible. I chose to add in a search bar, and options to search by designer, season, year, or city; this would make the app much easier to navigate.
In my Typography and Page Design class, I created a book cover for the book Palo Alto by James Franco. The book was made into a film, so I took a still from the movie to incorporate the movie as well. The design displays the back of the book (left), the spine (middle), and the cover (right). I wanted to use one image for the entire design. Each half of the image stands on it's own as a cover and back as well.
The Wallace Center Library
In Fall 2015, I began working as a graphic designer for The Wallace Center Library at The Rochester Institute of Technology. I create posters, flyers, brochures, icons, etc- anything requested by the library. I stay true to the Wallace Center's branding and identity by following their rules about typography, color, and style.
Images 1, 2, & 3: I was requested to make a Deaf Studies icon for RIT'S Info Guides (infoguides.rit.edu). The original icon for Deaf Studies was the symbol for interpreter. People were not happy with the icon because Deaf Studies is much more than just interpreting. I began my research on what would encompass Deaf Studies better. I came to the conclusion that hands would fit best.
Images 4 & 5: I created a web banner and flyer advertising a photo booth in the Wallace Library. I used the color pink to exemplify the playfulness the photo booth could bring during the stressful times of studying.
Images 6 & 7: I created a trifold brochure for The Faculty Career Development Services for their 2016 faculty opportunities. I stayed true to the Wallace Center's style buy using their orange and green colors, helvetica typeface, and logos. At times, I wanted to add in more of my own aesthetic, but I stayed true to what the client wanted. I made several different drafts, making changes that the client requested each time.
Image 8: To go along with the brochure, I also created a postcard advertising the Faculty Career Development Services. I made this design match that of the brochure by using the same design elements.
For my Typography and Page Design class, I had to create a movie poster using only black, white, and simple shapes. I was inspired by very minimalistic movie posters. I choose to incorporate the envelope and card because it is a motif in the film. I also used a dark quote from the film to juxtapose the "Happy Anniversary" card, because Gone Girl is not a film about a happy marriage.
Image 1: For my Imaging course last spring, I had to create a composite image that represented a book. I chose The Great Gatsby. I scanned images from a Vogue covers archive book to bring a vintage 1920s vibe into the design.
Image 2: For my Imaging course, I created another composite image. I scanned these images from a book called The Young Earth by Jordan Sullivan. These photos were in different series, however I thought they would compliment each other. I also added a water texture on top of the two images to tie them together. I retouched the images and added new adjustment layers to play with the colors and brightness of the images.
For my Imaging class, I had to sequence a set of photos so they would tell a story. A friend of mine, Miguel Cortes, shot these film photos on different days. I scavenged through all his photos and chose these five. I focused on the theme of isolation.
Preview of Latest Work
I am currently working on a personal project. I decided to do this project because I want to expand my knowledge of Illustrator. I am creating and branding a beer company. This is a preview of what's to come!