"Moments" is a journal or yearly planner that is navigated by the measurements of moments, which in the medieval times was defined as 40 moments per hour and, or 960 moments in a day. This publication to meant for the user to start appreciating all of life's precious moments, no matter how small. Each month is introduced by a quote pertaining to life moments, and a picture of a moment that one may often take for granted. Following that are two more images, one half way through the month and another at the end. These images are on vellum and a natural card stock. The days are numbered by the moments that have passed and equal to 348,480 at the end of the year.
DKOR is a aesthetically pleasing packaging solution for office supplies. These cement containers with wooden lids (engraved & painted) are meant to house your office supplies and once the supplies are used you can either refill them or reuse them for other knickknacks. Most office supplies come in cheap acrylic containers that one usually does not want to display on their desk. Which is why I created DKOR, desk decor. The magnet on the underside of the lid is a functional aspect to help grab your supplies. The purchase packaging is a transparent paper stating quantity secured by a color tab with an illustration of the supply inside. These are removed after use and the colored tab correlates with the interior color of the container.
This project was a part of my Publication Design studio. By taking J.Crews 2015 financial report and images from their 2017 collections I designed a 56 page annual report that could be distributed to employees and customers. My aim was to create a publication that maintains J.Crews existing visual language and also keep it simple and contemporary. I wanted to brake J.Crews stereotype of "preppy-ness" and make it personable to all demographics. I added persona's to all models so the audience could connect more with the brand and its versatile personality.
During Summer 2016 I completed an internship with Charleston Magazine (under Gulfstream Communications), based in Charleston, SC doing photography and graphic design work. While predominately working on Charleston Magazine, I also contributed to Charleston Weddings, WNC, Grandstand, and House Calls. The spreads and pages you see below feature photos I photographed, sourced, and or edited as well as contributed to layout design.
This is a zine I made that gives a glimpse of my personality - this piece may not be the most portfolio worthy but hopefully a few laughs! It is called Real Housewives and takes quotes from the reality TV shows "Real Housewives of ..." and combines them with fitting pictures of housewives from the 50's. This piece was not as easy as it looks though as the use of a computer and printer was prohibited. This zine was made using hand cut magazine letters and words, a photocopier, and scissors and tape. The images were photocopied from library books.
As part of my typographic design studio, I was assigned to create a product that cannot function without type (ex. calendar, deck of cards, planner). I chose to make a 12 month calendar reflecting a girly, sophisticated, and charming personality. You can find my mood board inspiration at the bottom of the gallery. The decorative leaf ornaments are illustrated and watercolored by myself. All layouts have been designed from scratch. 6 quotes throughout the planner are featured on transparent paper. Planner was perfect bound and then wrapped in white leather, with a pink cardstock lining, all bound by myself. The planner is named "Me, Myself, and I" as it focuses on setting goals and bettering yourself.
This packaging project requirement was to be bilingual. Since I have a strong interest in the fashion and beauty industry I decided to take on the challenge of creating lipstick packaging that has not been seen before. My inspiration was the Japanese Harajuku Fashion culture. The brand I created is "Kuji Cosmetics" which can be read around the acrylic case. I focused strongly on the combination of texture, color, and form while trying to create a contemporary yet harajuku inspired lipstick.
The packaging has been completely constructed by myself including a faux fur wrapped base, an acrylic case with silver metallic vinyl, a wooden case cover wrapped in white glitter paper, and a polymer clay bow. The lipstick tube was also wrapped in silver vinyl.
The Slutty Lemon started off as a seed packaging project. As a millennial who doesn't enjoy gardening myself I decided to create a product that fits a similar target market to myself. Most millennials like the idea of growing their own plants, but partying and complaining about life usually comes first. Which is why I created The Slutty Lemon! The seed packaging portion is based off the phrase "Life Sucks, Grow Your Own Lemons". Inside you will find a small transparent container with 10 meyer lemon seeds and a small fold up on how to grow an indoor lemon tree. What you will also find inside this lemon packaging is a 56 card drinking game and mini cocktail kit. Each end of the lemon can detach from the middle serving as a measuring cup, to help assist make "Sleazy Lemonade" (recipe found on outside wrap). The entire container itself can then serve as a cocktail shaker. Once drinks are made users can then play "The Slutty Lemon Drinking Game" which is a combination of drunk jenga, but with cards, and dirty charades.
Forward Magazine is the University of Wisconsin-Stout's Fashion & Culture Magazine. In 2016 I served as the Editor-In-Chief and Creative Director of this magazine overseeing and assisting all areas of design, styling, journalism, and photography. The first magazine you are seeing is our latest issue based on phobias, the second is guilty pleasures, and the last (FAB, before our Forward rebrand) was a sophisticated black and white theme.
A collection a food photos published professionally, as well as an class assignment.
A collection a fashion photography for in class assignments, taken on location and in studio.