Branding is one of my favorite things about design. So when it came to my wedding, I knew I wanted everything to be cohesive, so I needed a brand. I came up with the A&A logo, and everything took off from there. From the invitations, to the various signage at the wedding, everything had a cohesive feel with continuous use of the wedding colours as well as font choices and styling.
Shout outs to: Beautiful envelope calligraphy by Danielle Mazzonne Custom stamp used on enclosure by Red Cloud Boutique Photos of my works at the event were taken by the talented husband & wife photography duo of Acqua Photo, Jen and Shane Fellows.
Alison & Paul
Wedding invitations are such a great way to display a couple's personality and style. For Alison & Paul, they wanted something simple, clean, and contemporary. I came up with this design to facilitate those needs as well as something that would lend itself to letterpress. Working closely with Alison, we were able to come up with a design that they loved and fit their event perfectly.
In this branding project for a gynecologist, we tried to avoid anything too "flowery." The request of this client was to create something clean and contemporary, but something that also felt welcoming and inclusive. With the use of a linear, modern font with character and a softer, monochrome color scheme, as well as including the female symbol, the mood was born. This particular client wanted her clients to feel especially accepted, so she requested and all-incusinve restroom sign.
Wayne Open Invitation
This invitation was created for the annual golf outing hosted by the president of the university. I decided to make a golf themed Photoshop collage because I thought it the most interesting an unique way to incorporate the photo that the client had requested. I really enjoy using what I call “containers” to hold the typography together. I felt here that this instance called for such a container to keep the type from becoming lost within the collage.
La Academia del Pueblo
For this event, the client had wanted the flier to express the theme of the conference. As this was an event that had to do with Latin America, the imagery was designed to match. The client had suggested the idea of the image of Lady Liberty holding up Central and South America, and this was how I interpreted that.
Fall 2012 Move In Guide
This was the first big project of my internship at Wayne State. This publication comes out every year, and I was given the challenge to redesign it entirely. So long as I worked within the WSU brand, I was given free range to design the book as I liked. Many of the photos featured in this book where my own as well.
Pop Secret Redesign
Project from my Design 2 class. We were to redesign the Pop Secret box any way we pleased with the stipulation of keeping all text from the original box. I chose a vintage inspired look because... it's what I love! But I also wanted to appeal to adults' sense of nostalgia. I kept the colors bright & fun so it would pop off the shelf. I brought in some patterning to create texture and drive home that vintage feel.
For this project, we were to design our own typeface and create a "poster" to display it on. I've always been inspired by the Art Deco period, with it's heavy emphasis on geometry and patterning. For my "poster," I created a type-specimen book where I used imagery and patterning that was inspired by the movement. The cover of the book was screen printed and hand bound by myself to give it a more time period appropriate look and feel.
In my last year of undergrad, I found a love for screen printing. This mode of making art appeals to my need to make things by hand, and also appeals to my sense of immediacy. Creating the artwork is as fast as I make it, but printing the final product goes quickly, and you can print many multiples, which I love. The examples found here are mainly halftone CMYK process prints, but also stenciled prints as well. Titles of the pieces are "Real Lies," "Trust," and "You're Not a Man" respectively. All were printed in early 2013.