Utilize Design Booklet. - There are clear guidelines to be adhered to when prepping design work to go off to the printing press. I created a booklet that gathered this very information and presented it all within the theme to “utilize” it, playing off the many words ending in “ize”. Various images of patterns and vintage printing machinery accompany the text throughout- one, because the imagery is beautiful, and two, it reinforces the idea that, hmm, there’s a pattern here, be sure to use these guidelines.
Beyond & Between Intersections of Identity Poster. - The objective was to begin the dialogue of a week devoted to the unification of one and all through the acknowledgement and celebration of differences. A mish-mash of these differing identities are seen in the poster background with a handful circled to illustrate the idea that one may be all these, and more. A military green was chosen, for our varying identities often cause us to war with one another instead of unifying us as an army working together against divisive misconceptions.
Wanderlust Newsletter Cover. - The Wanderlust newsletter focuses on the household and societal differences and similarities of the Victorian era all the way on up till modern day. Each issue features a different time period with corresponding imagery and articles. Here, the front and back envelope and cover are presented.
Wanderlust Newsletter. - The Wanderlust newsletter focuses on the household and societal differences and similarities of the Victorian era all the way on up till modern day. Each issue features a different time period with corresponding imagery and articles. Here, the front and back envelope and cover are presented.
Beautiful One Magazine. - A beauty spread for Beautiful One magazine entailed creating a design to allow the eye to easily follow step-by-step instructions in applying makeup, as well as feature a bevy of products used in achieving such a look.
Highline Community College Student Handbook. - The cover required an image to represent the sense of beginning and adventure that dwells within, and just after, the journey through the college years. I chose to run with an Art Deco concept, creating the cover illustration as well as art directing the layout of the interior pages. The design was chosen to represent Premier, the company provider of student planners nationwide.
Wake Up to the Dream Poster. - Martin Luther King, Jr. is always worthy of reverant celebration, and to advertise that fact, I researched many an artifact from the civil rights movement and the era surrounding, in hopes of presenting a throwback to his lifetime via the poster. The use of the “colored” sign struck a cord, and provided a visual for contemplation. The chosen color palette was meant to evoke a sense of warmth to juxtapose the harsh reality of such an appalling sign.
Burien Strawberry Festival Poster. - A previous employer asked me to present a potential poster design for the city of Burien’s festival for strawberries and the arts. A repetition of strawberries served up as sun-faded fare adorns the poster along with the relevant event information.
The Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society Heritage Row Rack Card. - The Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society Heritage Row Rack card The society had a pre-defined vision in mind of what they desired for their annual Heritage Row event, with the transition from past to present portrayed in their chosen photos. I was glad to help bring their idea to fruition.
Bobby Seale Poster. - Bobby Seale worked to give a voice to the people, hence, the display of a crowd united in power against the poster background. The use of white was meant to pop against the complimentary colors of red and green, providing a correlation between Bobby’s image and name, and drawing the viewer's eye to the event's focal point.
Visual Excursions Poster. - Something bright, graphic and hinting at forward movement to capture the attention of passing students interested in entering their work into an art compettion. The typography was a bold and prominent choice in order to match the imagery, and the color palette, a more sophisticated take on the primary palette, as a subtle ode to the role red, yellow and blue play in the building blocks of art.