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.
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
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
Typography, lettering and illustrations created for VH1 apparel.
Completed during an internship at VH1 Off-Air Creative, MTV Networks
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.
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.
A redesign of Planets, a book from the Time Life educational series. Illustrations explore strokes vs. solids, and photography as texture.