My BFA Graphic Design Thesis Show confronted the issue of fast fashion. I designed 6 posters, double-sided invitations, 6 stickers, and a gallery space.
The fast fashion industry can be defined as a phenomenon in the fashion industry where production processes are expedited in order to have new trends in the market as quickly and cheaply as possible. Because of this, the fast fashion industry is outsourcing their labor to developing countries, and is now the 2nd largest polluting industry in the world.
The goal of my thesis was to inform the public about the fast fashion industry. My posters are double sided and are meant to communicate the duality behind and in the fast fashion industry. The front sides contain a white mask layer, with a light-hearted fact about the fast fashion industry, with the photo bleeding through the words. The back sides contain a bright image with a harsh fact about the fast fashion industry.
In setting up my space in the gallery, I wanted the public to feel like they were in a familiar store setting. So, I set up a clothing rack with clothes containing price tags. I also printed a vinyl register and put a shelf under it. On the shelf, I placed call-to-action stickers that I designed as take-ways.
Fruitea was created for a health conscious consumer looking for unique flavors for different times of the day. There are di-cuts in each box in the shape of the fruit, so the consumer could look in and see the colorful tea bags.
Piazza Magazine Print & Online
Click HERE to view the interactive online version of Piazza.
I designed Piazza Magazine to document my travels. I also photographed each picture in this magazine.
Cards Against Humanity
Over the summer of 2016, I interned for Cards Against Humanity in Chicago, IL. During my internship, I worked closely with their Science Ambassador Scholarship. This is a full-tuition scholarship for women in science, technology, engineering, or math. This poster went into high schools in the Chicago metropolitan area to increase awareness about the scholarship opportunity and to encourage women to apply.
Tenth Street Corridor
This collaboration project, with 3 other designers, was brought to us from the city board of Bloomington. They were looking to completely transform Tenth Street, from what people thought was just a street that ran through the campus of Indiana University, to a street that had its own identity and culture. Tenth Street will be a place for new businesses and young entrepreneurs to gather and grow. It will be thought of as a connective corridor that connects four different areas.
In our design, we wanted to communicate a sense of connection through the logo design, which is why we chose to interconnect lines that form a cohesive unit. The colors are lively, yet professional. Also, the type mimics the curves and edges of the logo well.
Overall, we wanted a dynamic system for Tenth Street. The colors correspond to the four different areas for street signage. They can also be used to represent various businesses in the letterheads and business cards. The logo can also be split up into four different parts and be placed onto multiple applications. This rebrand for Tenth Street encourages new businesses to connect to the area and attracts citizens who live in the area as well.
Bloomington Salt Cave
I worked on the rebranding of a local company in Bloomington called the Bloomington Salt Cave. My idea was to focus on the geometric shapes of salt rocks and bring bold colors and salt rocks to the design.
We Are Interns
This is the logo design I created for a twitter handle called @InternPeeps. This twitter account was created by an intern I worked with this summer and myself. The goal of this account is to make fun of, and share embarrassing intern stories with people from around the country.
School of Art + Design Poster
I am a part of the BFA Graphic Design program at Indiana University and we were asked to create a banner for the opening of the new School of Art + Design. This banner was meant to encompass the different major concentrations and show how they are merging into one cohesive school.
I displayed fingerprint analysis designs in an interactive way through Arduino. In doing research, I discovered there are three common types of fingerprints: whorl, loop, and arch. I designed a home screen that gives a brief description of fingerprint analysis as a whole, and three other screens giving a detailed analysis of each type of fingerprint. Also, I 3-D printed the types of fingerprints for physical display. As for my Arduino portion, I created a box that instructs the user to click on any of the fingerprints to learn more information. The resting screen is the home screen. On the front side of the box, the user is instructed to click to return home and start the process all over.
These digital illustrations intertwine my passions of hand drawing and digital design.
In the first illustration of the dog, I worked from a photographic source as a point of reference. It is vector drawing created with clean, grey scale vector work.
The second illustration of the Joker was influenced by Ken Kewley's style. For this, I only used the polygonal lasso tool and brush tool to create interesting shapes.
During the summer of 2017, I worked with a cosmetic called Dome BEAUTY. This banner was meant to showcase their products and companies unique voice.
This is a passion project I have been working on that will be apart of a series focused on saving the environment.