For their weekly newsletter, Solestruck wanted a header that embodied the mood of the Mayan Apocalypse. I hand drew the copy and scanned it in directly for this custom effect.
My birthday landed on November 11th, 2011. I was tempted to take advantage of this situation and declared as it as "Treat Yoself 2011" after the show Parks and Recreation. I created invitations, screenprinted posters and printed Batman dollars so that all of my guests could treat themselves to a nice day of massages, mimosas, and fine leather goods.
During Design Week Portland, my role was to coordinate the Open House portion where 60+ Portland businesses, studios, and firms opened their doors for a span of two days to the public. As a team, we documented all of these locations to continue to serve as a resource for design enthusiasts and professionals alike way beyond Design Week itself. Special thanks to Eric Hillerns, Tsilli Pines, Kate Bingaman-Burt and Heather Noddings for all of their help with Open House!
See the printed map that I designed here.
See the amazing archive all of the tweets, Instagrams and posts tagged during Design Week Portland here.
Spare Some Change is a campaign to help make it easier to interact with the homeless community. As a self-initiated project, I researched and discovered how design can bring people together for the greater good.
For the Solestruck flagship store's one year anniversary, they hosted a 4-day event called No Sleep Til. I designed all of the branding and collateral for it, which included posters, custom tumblr, painted window, newspaper ad, photobooth and the set for the fashion show presentation.
Adventures in Milk was an art show that featured work from 30+ artists with the theme of Saturday Morning nostalgia. I worked with my team Brandon Thornton, Justin Morris, Matthew Vu and Katie Grimshaw to coordinate, design and create the show that opened in August 2012.
For Solestruck's First Time zine, I styled and directed this editorial inspired by women of 90's hip hop such as Aaliyah, Missy Elliott and TLC. Shot on location in Portland, Oregon.
Photojojo is a resource and a store for awesome photography tips and gear. I designed the label for their custom ornament for holiday 2012.
For this project, I reached out to Ambrose, Lloyd Winter, Megabolt, Scout Books, and Open Engagement to help make this workshop possible. Together, we planned a two-day workshop that produced custom Scout Books featuring a design by Lloyd Winter, with screen printing supplies generously provided by Megabolt. This workshop educated the students of the Friendtorship program at Portland State about the creative process of putting ideas on paper, as well as the art of screen-printing. Each student walked away from this workshop with their own notebook in which they helped make.
Solestruck and Jeffrey Campbell launched their first collaboration line sold exclusively at Solestruck. I was responsible for creating the identity, as well as designing the shoebox for the collection.
Designer and illustrator Adam R. Garcia hosted a one-day workshop at Portland State which resulted in a collaborative book with contributions from all of the attendees. I was fortunate to take part and demonstrate my chosen manifesto, "Please Make Yourself Uncomfortable."
Description From ThePressure.Org:
"This book was created as the byproduct of a day-long workshop at Portland State University that I held in mid-March, 2012. The book ended up becoming a playful collaborative project, based around the theme of "Design for the Future." At the end of the workshop, we created a kind of manifesto, or values to share with the designers of tomorrow, and each of the students took a point and illustrated it as a spread. The spreads were built into an unbound book, along with writings, sketches and other thoughts around this idea. They were packaged in polybags in a limited edition run of 50, numbered and created as a kind of "artifact." See below for a list of the fantastic student contributors."
Photos 3 and 4 from thepressure.org
Friends of Graphic Design focuses on putting together fun, engaging and informative events for the students. Whether it is by attending a lunchtime talk for our weekly Show and Tell lectures, participating in a skill development workshop, or visiting a local studio through our local Field Trip Friday program, there is no shortage of ways for our students to get involved with Portland's thriving design community. As an officer, I was responsible for all of the social media platforms - Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr as well as coordinating events, and corresponding with all guests when visiting PSU.
"In response to the US Postal Service facing bankruptcy, graphic design students from PSU are joining together for the first ever First Thursday Postcard Show at SoHiTek Gallery. Each of us have created unique Portland inspired postcard designs that can be purchased, written and mailed directly from the show!"
Portland is known to have the most strip clubs per capita in the country. I paid homage to that by hand lettering the names of Portland strip clubs for this show.
Format: India ink on French Paper
On nearly all of the streets of a familiar city, you see vendors, sellers, street-side laborers, cafe workers, and drivers for hire. They are the latest generation of workers, who over the years supply many of the daily goods and services to the city's inhabitants. Collectively, they are kind and dependable citizens, laboring to preserve their place in a rapidly changing city. I designed this typeface, Vendor to celebrate their grit, struggle and spirit with a humble charm.
Someday I Will was a project inspired by artist Candy Chang. By working with at risk youth through the Friendtorship program at Portland State, I taught an art literacy lesson on how design can help create a space for safety, discussion, and community. To make it happen, our team of 4 members built panels of 3x6ft chalkboards, spray painted stencils of our phrase and installed it in a hallway at the high school.