Concept, Art Direction, Design
"A book presenting 144 art works, by 15 artists, who were driven or inspired by the impulse to archive and organize visual information. Works are arranged by color on 213 pages."
Organizing is problematic, since there isn't an objective vantage point from which to classify content. There is no way to exist outside of the system being sorted. This book draws directly on the impossible desire to concentrate the infinite worlds of knowledge and visual understanding in a single space. Similar to the absurd notion of an Encyclopedia Galactica or a Library of Babel the book will make the bold statement of being complete in itself.
Ultimately leaving the viewer/reader to ponder on the question: What do we stand to gain and what do we stand to lose from any form of categorization?
Logo Design, Concept & Web Design
The so called Kunstkammer or cabinet of curiosities was the embodiment of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II's obsession for enlightenment. He sought to create a microcosm that represented the entire world. This website was to compile all the art works and object he had collected that have been dispersed across the globe. My senior research project revealed the lack of any medium to grasping Rudolf's collection in its entirety. This website was created to solve this issue and give access to events, scholars, writing and archives that would translate his impact on the modern museum and society.
Concept, Design, Art Direction
The inaugural issue of ANGLE Magazine gives the reader the opportunity to explore Russia from a new perspective. ANGLE was conceptualized to be a journal that challenges preconceived notions on one subject. The design paired art with literature that did not stand in direct correlation to each other; challenging the reader and viewer to reevaluate their perception on each page.
Concept, Dust Jacket Design
DERT, Design for Literacy Company is reviving the beauty and materiality of books as a means to spread literacy. By repurposing used & preowned classics, redesigning their dust jackets and creating exciting compilations the company strives to advance literacy in local communities. The Philosophy Collection features some of the most influential works of 2000 years of revolutionary thought. The goal was to create a set that was held together by a visual family that is timeless yet thought-provoking.
DreamTheEnd's third music edition was a collaboration between the design studio DTE and DJ Travis Holcombe from KCRW. Holcombe asked his 5 favorite artists to create their "Top 10 Tracks" mixtapes. The covers for each mixtape was to be fun and elegant to fit with the DreamTheEnd brand but also embody each artists selections. (Notes: Mixtapes were not produced as records)
Concept & Design
The Metropolitan Museums exhibition on Marcel Breuer was extended through a digital experience. With this iPad App installed in the exhibition space as a center piece the viewers have the ability to engage with Breuer’s body of work more deeply. The immersive experience is transported onto any device to have users explore Breuer’s work through his universe. The Breuer Archive translates 3D work onto screen.
Branding, Stationary Design, Web Design
Washington D.C. based Clothes Encounters has been a cult institution on the Capitol Hill for generations. The Second Hand clothing and consignment store was looking to update it's entire branding and web presence. The store is a popular with many when visiting Eastern Market on weekends. Engaging younger audiences was crucial to the rebrand as well as maintaining long-term loyal clients. The new identity would have to access the past but excel the store into the future.
Editorial Article Layout Designs