My senior design BFA thesis. Pour, Scoop, Sift, Measure an experimental redesign of a safer paper flour bag. Each independent design highlights one optimal action. Inspired by celiac disease and gluten-free kitchen safety.
When on display all four structures focus on a different awareness. To start, on the left of my display, the Pour model gives a brief background on celiac disease. The Scoop model is where I focus on consequences of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed celiac disease. Sift model displays a list of the most common symptoms of celiac disease. There are over 300 symptoms which range from headaches, diarrhea, poor weight gain, to insomnia and fatigue. And finally, the Measure module focuses on testing and diagnosis. I want to inspire people to get tested. Even though all of these facts are not fully readable, that is not the point. I want to motivate people to research more. With this format there is a flow from basic knowledge, consequences, symptoms and diagnosis.
Fabricated entirely out of Canson 138lb and black ink.
A key holder for the modern couple or 5 person family. This is a redesign of the "hook". A sculpture with daily usability and function. Equipped with five strong magnetic surfaces to hold keys with a metal ring.
The Wine Box
Currently on display at Germantown Academy's alumni show (until January 2016)
Formerly at Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design's 2014 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition.
The Wine Box is a set of six coasters which elegantly transform into a wine bottle display. When not in use, the coasters imbed and store into the simple square container which also acts as the base, making the product compact and easy to store. The coasters vertically insert into the piece and act as a cradle for any sized wine bottle!
This piece was laser cut and hand crafted from Black Walnut found at my grandparent's house in Pennsylvania.
Gluten Free Cutting Board
The Gluten-free cutting board is a necessary installment in the gluten-free market. This proactive approach can create new and safer protocols in households and industrial kitchenS when dealing with gluten and gluten-free products. These boards are designed to encourage safe gluten-free practices, while raising awareness for celiac disease.
These are all studies in visual communication, without words or symbols.
The first image was a design to visually communicate the essence of a garlic press: both what it looks like and what it does, as effectively as possible.
The leaf is a study of a flat leaf, understanding the nuances of the shape while creating a universally recognizable design.
The Artichoke is a similar form, but with depth.
This was a design to visually communicate the essence of a garlic press: both what it looks like and what it does. The goal was to design most effectively without any words or symbols.
Urban Design-Urban Renewal
While abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark I studied Urban Design.
To design a way to renew this specific space in the "ghetto" of Copenhagen. Since we were actually working with an organization in copenhagen to renevate this space, hte whole class came together to design this project as a team. We sucessfully designed a proposal, pitched out plans to the company, built and installed out project. A unique opportunity to be able to see an urban design project come to full fruition.
Primary research, desire lines, dot maps, a stalk map, and mood maps. thus, attempting to learn all we could about the space, the surrounding space, how it is used now, and what our intended outcome would be.
We created seating, bike parking, a play area for children, space for the dog walkers, and these forms reaching out from the female mural integrated in the space as blank canvaces to engage the community that already makes art on the back wall.
Urban Design- Master Plan
I studied urban design for a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. I created a master plan for the revitalization of an abandoned industrial section of the city. I designed, hand modeled, and computer rendered my vision. This master plan focusED on social, economical, and environmental efforts, while also invigorating the waterfront.
A detail of the 1:500 scale model. Here you can see the activation of the waterfront with, a boardwalk, new docks and seating for the local restaurant.
Image one is from summer 2014 when I had the unique experience being a graphic design intern for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This is a flyer designed to increase the attendance of a younger audience to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Image two and three I designed for multiple Ann Arbor companies. TurtleCell is one of those clients.
Image four was for a course I took as a Sophomore that changed my perspective about design. From typography I learned the importance of hierarchy, spacing, and precision and fueled my desire to pursue further studies in design
This summer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art I was the art director for this project. An educational flyer designed to increase the attendance of a younger audience to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I went through the process of speaking with the client, designing the work, and then sending it to the vendor to be created and distributed to the public at the Museum.
I designed this watch with a simple and delicate face, and some interesting elements. For example, the date represents 3 o'clock, and there is an interchangeable leather band!
This was a commisioned illustration project for "Johnny and the Doomsday Machine"
can be bought online.
Visual Identity and Branding
The goal of this project was to create a free spirited, innovative, and structured brand identity for the local Ann Arbor non-profit "Telling it". This company is dedicated to bringing art education to at-risk children. Therefore the logo must be appealing to the participants, shareholders and potential investors. I was able to present and get feedback from the clients about my redesign for their logo, cover letter, business cards, and envelopes.
I believe that you can be inspired from everything. Especially cities where people lovingly use the space. These are some photographs from Copenhagen and my travels abroad which I believe encompass strong design, slow looking, comfort, and beauty.