Portrait of a tattoo artist I met during my time in Florida. I painted this using glazing techniques similar to those of the masters.
Opera poster I created for Florida Southern College's production of La Vida Breve. When creating this poster I wanted to make something fresh that would get viewer attention using a style which is not commonly seen and represents more traditional mediums. In the poster I incorporated elements from the story along with an image of the show's lead singer.
I created this chair for a project I had in my 3D design class. The assignment called for a chair that we could sit in without the use of materials such as glue or tape.
A digital collage/portrait which I created using an image of myself
A shirt which I designed and screen printed. It shows the names of the five boroughs in New York City. This is my version of the iconic “I Love NY” shirt which tends to be popular among tourists who visit the city. I feel this shirt makes a statement that New York City is made up of several unique parts that are different yet united as one large entity.
I made this for an assignment in which I had to create an advertisement for a fictional big box corporation. The ad needed to show that the company’s cardboard boxes were superior to their competition’s paper bag product. I parodied the famous photo of Muhammad Ali to create my ad by visiting a boxing gym in Brooklyn and convincing two boxers in training to wear cardboard boxes and paper bags on their heads.
This is an illustrated type I hand drew and later turned digital for the band Leather Lung.
I created this poster for an assignment to illustrate the idiom. After constructing a Z out of foam core, I photographed a person catching it. I pulled Z’s from several of the images and stitched them together to make it appear as if several were falling at once.
This typography project required the development of a conceptually-based book on the subject of life, sex, or death using several provided articles. As I developed concepts for the book, I became interested in the idea that people know very little about death on both the scientific and spiritual level. I tried to show this feeling through the images I selected, many of which were grainy black and white photographs I shot during the winter at home in Maine. I thought it would be interesting to print the book on newsprint for aesthetic reasons. This medium worked well because of the images’ colors and the book’s size. Printing on newsprint made conceptual sense for the piece because newsprint is not designed to last. Its ink will fade and the paper will deteriorate which is similar to the deterioration of a dying organism. Newsprint also makes sense as it is often considered a dying medium.
A magazine cover and inside spread I created for an assignment
This valentine grew from my idea of a real raw fish wrapped in paper with type stating “I think you’re a catch.” The idea evolved into this less outrageous and more practical design.
Since I began designing and printing my shirts, I have been interested in street wear brands. Many shirts from these popular brands reference urban life through culture or the representation of one’s home city. I thought it would be appealing to design a shirt representing the rural Maine life, yet making it simple and non-cliché. I came up with an image of Maine as the only continent on the planet, with the title “Planet Maine” beneath it. People from Maine, visitors to the state as well as people who have never visited Maine have purchased these unique shirts.
This layout was produced for a mock newsletter in which I needed to include images from a known artist as discussed in an article and an image of myself with the caption “Fresh New Designer.”
I created this logo for the International Student Association of the University of San Francisco. I used an image of a sapphire splitting in two and coming apart to represent the world opening up. I modified a known typeface to give the logo a more unique feel.
This is a sample of a typeface I designed in Typography. For this typeface, I combined both modern and decorative design elements using the base font Futura and additional illustrative elements inspired by the arts and crafts movement.