Experimental Printmaking Workshop

Experimental Printmaking Workshop

Interested in printmaking? Join me this Saturday, May 23rd from 1-3pm for an experimental printmaking workshop at The Art Space, downtown Huntingdon, PA. Participants will work side by side testing materials and experimenting with different printing techniques. All levels of experience are welcome to join the workshop. All materials are included. Participants...
Conceptual Proof

Conceptual Proof

We had a great time installing Conceptual Proof this afternoon!  Please join us for an Artist Reception with this Friday, May 1st from 6-8pm. I will be presenting the process and story behind the work displayed in Conceptual Proof. A reception and opportunity to meet and discuss the work will follow.   Conceptual...
Black/Inside Zine

Black/Inside Zine

In the summer of 2012 I participated in Camp FireBelly. During the 10 day camp, 10 campers live and work with Firebelly Design to craft a strategic design solution for a non-profit client, from initial research to final implementation. Focusing on socially responsible design, this years camp consisted of several...
Say what you mean series

Say what you mean series

As a graphic designer my goal has always been to communicate and solve a given problem. Artists such as (psychedelic poster designers) are just that, artists. In my mind the difference between communication in art and design is experiment. In this series I have focused on experimenting with materials, messages,...
Conversation Pieces

Conversation Pieces

An exhibition of contemporary art from pre-tenure women faculty, Conversation Pieces was part of the 2011 Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women. Working closely with the curator Shannon C. McMullen, a gallery style exhibition catalog and postcard promoting the event were created in print format. Conversation Pieces took place in the...
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Close youth prisons

Close youth prisons

Collaborative poster for Project NIA to get the word out on their mission to close youth prisons in Illinois. Technique for creation included multiple layered hand cut and spray painted stencils scanned into digital format. OBJECTIVES: • Inspire action among adults • Simultaneously engaging the youth • Advocate for Project NIA and their goals CREATIVE...
The National Group

The National Group

While working with The National Group my key responsibility was to create a professional, cross platform image for the business. As one of the only FSC certified printers in the Greater Lafayette  Indiana area, The National Group was a hidden gem to many designers and marketing departments. Offering top of the line print products and same day...
Summer reading must commence!

Summer reading must commence!

Social Design as a means of Design(ing) for Good My research concentration is in the culture of design and the ethical obligations of designers. Researching what motivates designers allows me to investigate what overall purposes drive designers to create. Questioning what initiates designers to work in the form of philanthropy, social design, or even design...
Use what you have

Use what you have

The intentions of the series Use What You Have was strictly adhered to. This series of prints used materials that were given to me or already in my possession of art supplies. At the end of this print run every last sheet of paper was used, all ink on the printmaking matrix was printed whether...
Arcadia Studios

Arcadia Studios

This identity system was created for a client opening an architecture studio in Arcadia, Michigan. Reflecting on the local scenery and lake front vacation lifestyle, this branding system showcases the studio style architect Scott D. Lee was looking for. Elements included in the print design package include letterhead, business cards, invoice form, graph sketch paper,...
Wicked World of Ethics in Graphic Design

Wicked World of Ethics in Graphic Design

Ethos of graphic design has been misunderstood as a link between consumers and suppliers for too many years. Over the last century graphic designers have worked to promote products and services they didn’t believe in or use themselves. In some cases, designers have helped to contribute to excessive consumption and prodigious waste through their use...
Color in Design

Color in Design

Did you ever wonder what the properties of color are? What are color effects or transpositions? How do you go about researching color when diagrams seem so daunting?  If you have asked yourself any of these questions then you are in the right place! This series of booklets includes research on many aspects of color....
Hamilton Wayzgoose

Hamilton Wayzgoose

After one of the most amazing weekends, I must share some stories from the 3rd Annual Wayzgoose! From November 4, 5 & 6 the 3rd annual Wayzgoose took place at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. On my second trip to the gorgeous and friendly Two Rivers, WI I was fortunate enough to rub...
Quite Puzzling

Quite Puzzling

Five percent of children under the age of 5 show signs of stuttering before they reach elementary school. For some unknown reason, about two thirds of these children grow out of the speech disorder by the time they turn 8. The other half is not so lucky. Why some children recover and others do not...
Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

In what many students dub the perfect mix – clever costumes and bars that open at 7:00 a.m. – the Village in West Lafayette wakes up early on home football game and Grand Prix Saturdays. Begun in the mid-1980s, Breakfast Club’s increasing popularity prompted change in 2009: barriers temporarily narrowed State Street to widen sidewalks...
4 the Love of Wood Type

4 the Love of Wood Type

Over Memorial Day Weekend in 2011 I attended an STA workshop at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI. I was so lucky to choose my wood type from drawers upon drawers of American history, mix my inks (get messy!), and experiment with a handful of other passionate print makers! These are a...
Grad Dash App

Grad Dash App

As a Purdue student in the game, you will face five levels before graduating. Once you get your diploma, you will have the opportunity to experience the ultimate level and claim your prize. You will go up against penalty flags, bad grades, snowballs, diving birds, and more that all could jeopardize your graduation. However, items...