Aug 30, 2010


At first I thought it was going to turn out really lame, but I actually kinda really like it now. :) I guess you could say it "grew" on me. Yuk yuk yuk.

timeline colored

I took a collection of photos of my own hair "tails" and 'shopped them together. I think the Baskerville tops it all off by making it look like something out of a history book.

Aug 29, 2010

Self Portrait Board Progress

Making progress on the self-portrait board and *starting* on the timeline. Here is what I have so far:




Aug 27, 2010

The Big 5

These are the 5 pieces that I believe were the strongest from my portfolio review.

First up: my book cover redesign of The Scarlet Letter. This is my favorite piece of those that I submitted. Before the review, I re-worked the back cover, which originally only had a border of lace along the left-hand side. I thought it was too "blah" and needed something much more interesting, so I opted to take out the lace and use an alternate photo I had taken during the cover shoot and screen it in the background behind the text.
I'm pretty happy with my decision. :)

Next is my packaging project. I re-packaged a 64-count box of Crayola crayons for their "125th anniversary edition" with a special fold-out coloring poster inside. I worked the hardest on "engineering" the package itself & ultimately I think the handle could have been made stronger, which was my biggest challenge.

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Up next is my Converse collage-ad campaign. We used found images from magazines and the internet to create 3 cohesive magazine ads. I used a mostly black-and-white scheme with a single splash of color in each. I also carried across the faucet image (scanned in from a magazine) and utilized it in different ways. I wanted to give it a surreal/absurd aesthetic, as Converse always seemed to have an "alternative" vibe.

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Next is my stationery suite for Movies Worth Seeing. It went through many transformations before becoming the final product, but I am satisfied with the outcome.

stationery board WEB

Lastly is my direct mailer from the same re-branding project as above. This was by far my favorite piece from the branding project, and it definitely took the most time.

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Aug 26, 2010

Time Line Project

One of our first projects in advanced typography is to create a timeline of our lives and how we got to where we are today. I'm still brainstorming, but I found these images interesting:

Aug 16, 2010

Feeling Good

A friend posted this on good ol' Facebook and I wanted to share since I love this song and I'm pretty sure I'll be doing something like it soon.

Nina Simone - Feeling Good