For this project, illustrator Heidi Kao and I were commissioned by Minnesota author, April Vinding, to design the cover for her spiritual memoir, Triptych. Our design centers on the combined use of drywall and ink.
Urban Golf Classic
The Urban Golf Classic is an annual golf event hosted by Urban Ventures in Minneapolis, MN to raise money and awareness for their organization and community. In an attempt to remain relatable and lighthearted, my proposed approach focused on elements of the golf landscape as interpreted through graphic line illustration. Here is a sampling of the pieces I made for the event, including a brochure, scorecard, and silent auction bid form. Logo variations and alternative logo options are included as well.
This project required me to create a booklet that focused on one aspect of a place that I consider to be significant in my life. I chose to focus on my father’s home, specifically as I remember it from the summer of 2012. That summer was unlike one I had ever experienced because of how potently my relationship with technology was mirrored in my actual environment. The booklet uses imagery and vignettes from that summer to emphasize this mirroring.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
For this project, I chose to redesign Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, my favorite childhood story. Because this book has been redesigned so many times throughout its history, I wanted depict it in a way that referenced its beginnings but still felt modern. I did this by hand drawing and lettering the majority of the graphic elements, using a muted yet lighthearted color palette, and applying a unifying texture.
The Big "O" Show
The Big “O” Show, hosted in Okoboji, IA, is an annual open air market that offers high end, repurposed, collectables. After taking a year off, the organizers of the event wanted to reinvent their brand by devising a new logo and creating postcard mailers to promote the show. Our primary goal was to create work that was relevant and fun but still mature and professional.
This project was completed with Amanda Ahlm and Rachel Wilson.
For the first poster, I chose to advocate for a contemporary issue by creating a brochure, a poster, and a bus stop sign. Because I did not design these three pieces with any kind of aesthetic consistency, only the poster will be shown here. I chose to investigate the issue of deforestation because, although it is not as discussed now as it has been in the past, it is an issue that continues to threaten our environment today.
The second poster is for the Sugarland album Love on the Inside. The imagery was inspired by lyrics from the song "Love."
The final poster depicts a hand drawn illustration inspired by Minnesota winters. The fourth image is detail of the illustration.