A book I created from an article which discussed what a graphic designer was; a combination of form and function. Taking the idea of merging the two words, I created visuals in Cinema 4D of spheres which represented form and function coming together.
Done in Adobe InDesign and Cinema 4D.
The most labor intensive project I've done so far. After receiving uncleaned body copy and photographs, I spent 6 weeks cleaning, re-organizing, typesetting, and designing a roughly 500 page book.
A weird hobby of mine includes sketching characters and then turning them into occasionally colorized, digital pieces.
Detroit Incinerator Installation
A project I created with a partner, recontextualizing the Detroit Incinerator through sound, light, and installation.
We created a box with PVC pipes and clear shower curtains, divided inside by a piece of foam core. The fog machine filled the top half with vapor, connecting visually back to the incinerator. Headphones that looped a track was playing inside, synced up with lights that were projected onto the structure.
The headphones play 3 noises that coincide with the red, green, and yellow lights. Each color represents a level of air quality and each sound was played in accordance connected to the quality, ranging from pleasant to very unpleasant.
Construct the Suprematist
While taking a business practices class, I had the chance to create a book based upon a chapter each of the students were assigned to read. My chapter covered the history of Russian Constructivism and Suprematism.
Taking inspiration from the rich history, I decided to follow the style of classic Russian posters and publication pieces. The typeface I chose was an extension of this idea, being very similar to the actual typefaces often used in Constructivist and Suprematism pieces. From here, I decided to fill my book with vector visuals that are all taken from compositions by few artists like Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitzky, and Alexander Rodchenko.
Life or Death
A social experiment with a final video deliverable.
During presidential elections, we all hope that by casting our votes, we're helping to put the best people with the best intentions in charge of key decision-making processes. Most often, this is not the case. With Life or Death, we created a short-term campaign without context. We sent out campaign blasts on Instagram and Facebook, which led users to a series of choices they could make.
We built a system to tally the votes and display a live-updating results page without knowing what the end of the campaign would be. Every entry counts, no matter if the voter understands the context or not.
They are all responsible for life or for death.
Life or Death
Neon Sign Installation
My partner and I created this project recontextualizing neon signs by creating an interactive installation.
Gathering photos of more than 300 neon signs around Detroit, we categorized them by color and type content. We then projected each one individually with their color coordinating background on to a near invisible fabric.
Rigging up a code and using a Makey Makey, we connected copper tape to two copper pads taped on to the fabric. When both copper pads are touched, you complete the circuit, changing the neon sign.
Film produced by myself.
Neon Sign Installation
Various business card designs that I've had fun creating.
A minute long animation creating using Cinema 4D. The goal was to raise awareness about something that matters to you, so I chose to highlight the endangerment of whales by narrating the story of my character Wharf.
An identity system created from the model of an 826 store which is a non-profit student tutoring service that funds itself by selling quirky products. For a project, our class had to craft our own 826 mock store and an identity to go with it.
The identity I created was centered around the idea that the store would sell science products like thermometers, barometers, and various other items. A stationary system was completed, along with tags for products, interior and exterior signage, and a mobile app system, along with a few other things.
Michigan Lavender Festival
A new design of posters for the Michigan Lavender Festival. All visual elements are taken from photographs of lavender and kept in organic shapes to represent the natural element of this festival.
Done in Adobe Illustrator.
A couple vector pieces I've done for various classes. One of my favorite things to do in my free time is to create vector portraits, characters, and designs.
1/16th Scale Model
Created in a 3D Concepts class, I chose a piece of furniture in my home to re-create a 1/16th scale model version of. Made out of balsa wood.