As part of a website for Between Friends, a Chicago nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, these illustrations inform teenagers about healthy dating and relationships. The illustration style targets all teens, genders, and orientations.
I created the site structure and pitched these two illustration styles, which were then combined & finished out by the very talented Shawna X. The final site is at reach4friends.org, designed and completed after my time at Firebelly Design.
Identity for YEA, an organization whose programs allow youth with limited resources to explore the arts for enjoyment, development and enhanced learning of core curriculum subjects.
YEA's lively logo reflects collaboration, and a paint-swirl motif shows the kids' uninhibited exploration and fascination with the arts.
Visual identity for Nigerian orphanage and Chicago non-profit, Home to Enhance African Life (HEAL). Visuals mirror Nigerian culture, while reflecting the children's positive, playful, and hopeful nature.
Love in abundance. Strength in compassion.
As a recipient of Firebelly Design's Grant for Good, nonprofit and school C2 Labs was given a new brand identity. Academics are centered around global citizenship, and focus on each student's path toward discovering their purpose.
The logotype is a path itself: the student's path, or story, is filled in by various elements. The possibilities are endless, allowing for a fluid and flexible mark. Each student can customize his or her own logo / path.
Client later changed its name, and could not use this new identity.
Investors eager to open a restaurant on their land on St. Thomas, a Caribbean island, asked several teams to pitch ideas for their restaurant— in less than 24 hours. We had little to no parameters or guidelines.
Chillaxin' Alex combines tropical icons, clean aesthetic, and the best decade— the 90s. For my generation, it's our childhood. For those in their 30s, it was their teenage years, and for 40s, their 20s. Slang and cheesy patterns come together to bring a lively, fresh look to their Caribbean restaurant + bar.
A collaboration with Genesis Silva and Christian Dyer. Though not chosen, this was a fun, collaborative creative exercise.
An informational collateral piece to aid Sarasota non-profit Southeastern Guide Dogs in their campaign to expand their campus. The 14-piece set takes donors "behind the story", while reminding them that they are behind each story.
The piece educates donors on the organization, which aims to nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, providing mobility, confidence and independence.
Collaboration with Kim Daley.
2014 Gold District Addy Award, Professional
2014 Gold Local Addy Award, Professional
Face Value is a conference providing insight to the major environmental concerns of the United Kingdom. It targets the core of these issues, worth more than they appear at the surface: going beyond their face value. It aims to turn apathy to accountability, and accountability to action.
The campaign is urgent and straightforward through its aesthetic: 80s London punk with a modern approach. Language is inspired by punk phrases and the lyrics of “Anarchy in the UK”.
Silver Addy • 2013 AAF Suncoast
A collaboration with Genesis Silva.
Typography, lettering and illustrations created for VH1 apparel.
Completed during an internship at VH1 Off-Air Creative, MTV Networks
NAVIGO is an interactive interface located in hotel room desks, allowing resort guests to effectively plan their vacation by setting up itineraries, discovering restaurants and activities, and exploring other features that a resort has to offer. Guests can change their itinerary and access the map on-the-go through Navigo's mobile application.
Gold Addy • 2013 AAF Suncoast
My contribution was primarily UI design in this collaboration with Kim Daley and Mariana Silva.
A typeface created for the exploration of connection and contrast. Letterforms are inviting to illustrative explorations: the solid shapes can become anything.
Feature: CMYK #56
Semifinalist, Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Honorable Mention, Best of Ringling Exhibition
In-progress: a zine visualizing the words of strangers we interviewed, and one person in their life who had left an impression on them. This creates a sort of "third-person portrait": because we have never met that person, we have the opportunity to visualize the memories and impressions they left.
Collaboration with Genesis Silva.
A redesign of Planets, a book from the Time Life educational series. Illustrations explore strokes vs. solids, and photography as texture.
The Common DenominaTour
Jools is a vagabond musician and the 'Whatnot" are her fans and collaborators; recordings of her street jams are sampled & mixed to create tracks as eclectic as her knick-knack collection. She doesn't care to focus on her identity or image, and claims no ownership of the music—she is only the common denominator, the catalyst.
Just as Jools & Whatnot's music is a mix of traditional and digital, these visuals juxtapose tangible collage and digital glitch, old and new.
Past motion graphics projects: a Kinetic Typography piece and an instructional animation.