APEX is a membership based artist’s collective designed to inspire collaboration, creativity and the completion of ideas. By utilizing shared resources and combined knowledge APEX fills the void often encountered by artists, designers and makers who need space, tools and a collaborative environment to complete their designs.
APEX was a joint effort with interior designer Thomas Wegner.
The following are prints using the type collection of not only the Hamilton Woodtype Museum, but also Tipoteca Italiana in Treviso, Italy. Each print is an exploration of the identity of each of the type forms and how they combine into the overall composition. By keeping color, line weight and size in mind these seemingly hodgepodge assortment of type forms create a unique mark of their own.
3M DIY was created to connect the consumer to the projects that meet their needs. The goal of this redesign was to make the brand more approachable through a clean and simple layout, straightforward iconography, and easy to follow step-by-step projects.
Prometheus is an annual creative arts journal that is produced by various students at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. For this journal I acted as designer, art director and editor for not only the journal itself, but also promotional pieces.
The concept behind Patterns involved visual arrangements and repetition. And the potential that patterns posses in encompassing human existence and reflecting our lives into a recognizable and interpreted form.
Flank is a display face that was inspired by the halves and quarters of geometric forms. My initial interest was in defining the stroke of each character with a solid form. Almost every form used to define each character is reminiscent of the variety of cuts in which raw beef is divided. Thus, the name, Flank.
As a freelance designer, I worked closely with writers, visual merchandisers, and marketers to strategize, concept, design and launch print and digital campaigns and collections.
For this redesign, my challenge was to define the imagery from H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine with typographic elements. Concept revolves around the change of time and how it morphs reality. Each letterform is shown twisting and growing into the next in bright colors that Wells used to describe the scene in which this classic takes place.
Typographic shirts designed for outside licensing partner that offers NPR branded gear to retail outlets.
In 2012 NPR moved to a new headquarters. As a design intern, I was tasked to design and produce a campaign was started to clean out all the...stuff in preparation for the move. A series of icons were designed to assist in informing NPR staff as to where they can recycle, donate, shred, or toss their unwanted belongings. Icons grouped on each poster indicate the appropriate place to do so.
a clean poorly lighted space is a gallery run by students at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Each exhibition demonstrates a knowledge of contemporary art issues and the artistic voice. Because of this, the student-directors wanted to highlight both past and present exhibiting artists. Layout of the site reflects the odd space in which the gallery resides.
The theme of this show surrounded the twelve most commonly used letters in the English language. ETAOIN SHRDLU is a nonsense phrase that sometimes appeared in print in the days of “hot type” publishing due to the design of Linotype machines and the workers that operated them. This concept well represented our advanced sculpture classes range of work. For the poster design, I represented the Linotype keyboard with a simple box and arranged the twelve letters as the press operator would see them.
As a visual representation of the principles of design, Design Principles helps further define the principles that we relate our work to on a daily basis. Imagery used to define few of the principles required abstract thought. While designing this book, I found that many of the images I had previously captured have elements of at least one of the design principles.