ReInvision Huntingdon

ReInvision Huntingdon

Creation of a nonprofit and a social movement can be two different things. In the case of ReInvision Huntingdon, it became one initiative that is near and dear to my heart. In the fall of 2015 I began researching and identifying local organization in my hometown of Huntingdon. There were plenty...
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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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...
Taking the show at the '11 ADDY's!

Taking the show at the ’11 ADDY’s!

Honoring print, broadcast, out-of-home and public service entries, the local North Central Indiana Chapter of the American Advertising Federation hosted the 2010-11 ADDY Awards Banquet at the Purdue Memorial Union on Friday, February 25. The theme this year was Moulin Rouge and the atmosphere was exhilarating! For my work at the Purdue Alumni Association, I...
Imaginative Cartography

Imaginative Cartography

The goal of this project was to keep a log of all the places that I visited during a one week period, both real and virtual (e.g. towns, cities, locales, houses, websites, databases, mailing lists, emails, etc.). Then try to draw a map of my journey, using four 11”x17” sheets of paper and additional materials...
Purdue Pete Makeover

Purdue Pete Makeover

After many weeks of research, comps, designs, and plans (drum-roll please….) the latest issue of the Purdue Alumnus Magazine is complete! The Jan/Feb ’11 issue highlights the upcoming changes to Purdue University’s unofficial mascot Purdue Pete. While working on this issue, I spent time working with the office of Special Archives to ensure that we...
Design Recruitment Series

Design Recruitment Series

This series was created to recruit potential students to attend design school. This poster series won a Silver Student ADDY and also the Judges Choice Award at the 2011 ADDY awards in the North Central Indiana chapter. All posters were created with digital images with little adjustments other than color. Spaghettio’s were arranged and allowed...