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Google Help Desk
Working with Fluent Studios and LA based illustrator Meegan Barnes, I helped illustrate 50 animated videos for Google's youtube account for the following applications and hardware: Google +, Google Play, Google Webstore, Google Drive, Google Chromebooks, Google Nexus, Google Maps, Google Ad Words, Google Chrome, Google Hangouts, and Blogger.
15'x9' lettering retail accent for a new boutique offering Antiques, Furniture, Oddities and art at Lost & Found. Visit the store in Rockridge!
Featured in 7x7 Magazine, "It's Official, Rockridge Has Graduated," p.32 October 2013 + Refinery 29, July 2013 + SF Girl By Bay, "Oakland's Lost & Found," May 2013 + Pure Wow, "An Oakland Shop Unites Vintage and New Decor," August, 2013.
Working with Ash Thursday, I created art for the bands forth coming Bravery EP using imagery of San Francisco, juxtaposed against elements of the natural world to create an atmosphere of conflict. The background imagery is a fractal collage of over 100 images of blue skies and turbulent water. The composition is meant to be reversible, so the consumer can interact with the work by flipping their perspective, both on the packaging and the CD imagery.
I also designed and coded Ash Thursday's new website, prioritizing important content while considering bounce rates. The result is a simple modular web layout with a secondary mobile layout that delivers critical information to users efficiently.
Working directly with the Chair of Architecture, Ila Berman, I created a communication piece that visually articulated Architecture through building and expanding abstract letter forms for a postcard designed for the California College of the Arts Architecture Program. Meant to be mailed to invite members of the public and the Bay-Area Architecture community to attend the end of year project reviews, held in the Nave of CCA’s San Francisco campus.
Dynamo Donut + Coffee
Working with Sara Spearin, I've designed and produced menu's, merchandise, printed collateral and most recently redesigned Dynamo's website to represent the growth that the brand has experienced in the last 5 years and restructure their online presence around a e-commerce platform.
I created this motion piece for the finale of my senior thesis project while studying Graphic Design at California College of the Arts. Addressing the word myth, I examined contemporary monsters and how they effect our daily lives. Ultimately, I made the decision to use animation because I found it poignant to use the visual troupes of cartoons to effectively illustrate how we are fed moral codes as children.
Original thesis statement:
"The word “monster” borrows its roots from the Latin word “monstrum,” which is also the basis for the word “demonstrate,” defined as issuing a warning or giving instruction. The etymology of the word suggests that monsters are socially-constructed allegories; myths designed to manipulate a population of people by cultivating their fear."
Dutch Design Week '12
Once a week the 10-member student group Lettering Club would work with experimental materials and mediums to create unique letterforms and practice calligraphy. CCA Faculty Jon Sueda approached the group and asked the students to create a promotional poster for Dutch Design Week at CCA 2012. The final piece was made collaboratively with James T. Edmondson, Jane Sherman Harrison (pictured!), Greg Bjork and Micah Rivera.
Working with designer/craftsman Jon Soileau, I created a business identity that echoed Jon's visual aesthetic by crafting custom letterforms and a utilizing a color palette taken from his piece "Topo Ottoman," a grey leather communal ottoman with distinctive yellow stitching. The scope of this project included Sparse's identity, 3-ply laminated sheet business cards and a new website that is compatible across multiple device platforms.
"Sparse Collective represents the idea of connection between designer and maker, client and provider. Seldom is anything ever created by a single pair of hands and we here at Sparse Collective recognize the greater achievements that can be attained through the collaborative process. Working with skilled crafts people we offer a unique approach to customized design and craft built furniture. From individual pieces of furniture to entire environments Sparse Collective provides solutions for modern living."
The Design and Craft Lecture Series is an annual interdisciplinary event vetted and hosted by California College of the Arts, featuring top industry professionals from around the world; including Architects, Interior Designers, Fashion Designers, Graphic Designers, Art Historians, and Fine Artist. Once a year, CCA provides its extended community a venue to connect with leaders of industry and conceptual theory in their fields of study and professional practice. In previous years, the Design & Craft lecture series poster has been driven by the ampersand, so for this version of the poster, I wanted to be careful to avoid using it as the focal point of my design. I experimented with the literal representations of the words; The relationship is like a cake: What you see is the decorative icing (design), when the cake (craft) itself accounts for the labor and quailtiy. The solution reflects the theory that craft is vital to the success of design, hence the flourish of the word design over the straight-forward representation of craft.
Designed for The 14th Annual Ronald and Anita Wornick Exhibition, a merit-based show featuring bright and upcoming furniture design students, I created a communication system that included mailed postcards, a show brochure, vinyl signage, web page banners, email headers and wall labels for each piece in the exhibition. The design process I went through was intuitive, the solution directly references the work of Sarah Ward and Mateo Hao. The identity came from the repetition of the shape of a handhold from Mateo Hao’s “Ivory Throne.” The masonic-lines formed while I as explored the geometry of Sarah Ward’s “Untitled-Chair.”
Ultimately, I was so moved by the beauty of the furniture work that I let the design take a back seat, resulting in a clear and mature identity.