The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage “promotes understanding and sustainability of cultural heritage across the USA and around the world through research, education, and community engagement.”
I worked with the Visual Dialogue Team, as well as the Smithsonian’s in-house team, to create websites to showcase the center, the festival and the record label. The goal was to give each site its own voice, while still belonging to the same family. My work consisted of laying out page templates, rethinking user experience, and working with type. As well as ensuring layouts worked across different devices and that the user interface allowed easy access to all of its content.
Our website was featured in Communication Arts as one of their webpicks!
Kendall MIT is a 1.8 million square foot re-invention of residential, office, lab, cultural, academic, and retail space in the Kendall Square area.
Under the art direction of Visual Dialogue we created a sales brochure emphasizing the smarts of MIT and Kendall Square. The key focus was demonstrating the smart community, smart location, smart companies, and smart opportunity of this project. In this super competitive real estate day and age, they wanted something that would set them apart from every other project in the area. It was a quick project that required smart choices, team work, and lots of efficiency to get the delivery done in two weeks.
PeaceLove is an organization that is out on a mission to help people create peace of mind through art and storytelling.
Storytellers is an event that brings together "leaders and newcomers to share their stories and the work they are doing to help create peace of mind in the world. The event features a full day of compelling storytellers, live performances, food, a cocktail party, opportunities to meet the speakers, and expressive arts breakout sessions."
I created the branding for the 2017 Storytellers event, this included badges, stage art, patterns, logo, t-shirts, social media, and program. The idea for this years event was to make it interactive, to have speech bubbles that each attendee and speaker could customize and make their own. This existed on the programs, post cards that where available for everyone and a interactive mural to share reactions after the event. This all came together through working with the in house design team at PeaceLove as well as insight and direction from the Station team.
** more images of the event coming soon! **
Leopard print made and sold to raise money for the "Save the leopards" by WWF foundation.
"Materials science can provide solutions for energy storage, building efficiency, transportation, and many other critical needs in today's society." MADMEC (Material Science Solutions for Sustainability) is a competition hosted yearly by MIT, it invites student teams to develop and build prototypes that address these challenges.
I was asked to create a poster for their competition that would work in four distinct color combinations, had their mascot: the cow, and was bright and inviting.
*In the end the client decided to go a different route with the design
Illustration work I did for a sushi menu.
Small project that started from word association of BORDERS, and evolved from there. All of it is self generated content.
To me borders implies: brutality & killing. It means searching for dreams and a better life. It means a war between two countries that need each other, and the sadness and hate that come with it. It means restriction, it means a wall. The story of the millions of people who cross it, the people who die trying and the people who get sent back. It's the secret life of the border itself. The injustices, the struggles, the dreams and the hopes that come with it. To me it's that small line between Mexico + USA,
I was in charge of creating content that worked within their brand aesthetic and guidelines, as well as coming up with new concepts and design. This was all done under the art direction and supervision of OAT Studio.
1630 Shoppe is a pop-up store that brings together unique, well-designed products, curated vintage goods, and goods from local makers in historic Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston.
I had the opportunity to design and paint the window display for their winter Workshop.
This book was created to explore what swimming is and what it means to be a high performance swimmer.
The WORLD is not ok
Sometimes the world is not ok, and it's ok to feel that way.
Silkscreened poster I designed and printed on newspapers and poster papers.
I took it around Boston and people reacted. Best comment was "damn right it does, but we still gotta keep our heads up honey"
Part #2 of a two book series on the exploration of what aesthetics inform me as a design and why.
Restrictions: Text only + black & white + 100 or more pages.
Odd pages are self created ( written ) content. Even pages are content found on the internet.
"Monotown: Urban Dreams Brutal Imperatives (ARD Publishing 2018) by Harvard professor Clayton Strange, examines the development and transnational legacy of the Soviet single-industry town and investigates aspirations for its future viability."
I was tasked with designing a cover that reflected the content and drew readers in. This involved color selection, type treatment, and working on a coherent layout that exists throughout the book, inside and out.
I am currently working with Mr. Strange to finish the layout design for the rest of the book. More pictures to come...
Part #1 of a two book series on the exploration of what aesthetics inform me as a design and why.
Restrictions: Image only + black & white + 100 or more pages.
Self created project. Self created content. 30 page book of my commentary, pictures, texts, rants and conclusions about 2014.