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Ladybun Cards

Ladybun Cards

The Ladybun brand was developed as a tool for prenatal women’s education. Cards include information for expectant mothers to learn about everything from pre-conception to delivery and all 40 weeks of pregnancy in between. The Pregnancy Wellness cards are kept in a small sturdy container that additional information can be stored from healthcare provider.
Purdue Online Experience: Mapping

Purdue Online Experience: Mapping

Based on the campus bicycle safety research it became clear that the university mapping systems: desktop computer, mobile device, or printed formats were not consistent or user friendly.  This user experience research was conducted on over a dozen other campus mapping systems and a 33 page report was completed. Overall the print and digital maps...
Re//State: Build a Better Block

Re//State: Build a Better Block

The client was interested in building a better neighborhood and revitalizing a once thriving area of Grand Rapids, MI where the streets were lined with shops and a trolley line. Our team worked through rapid prototyping to develop a two day pop-up shop event.  Event materials were designed for two very different audiences: the elder...
Design  with the community

Design with the community

As author, designer and professor Scott Boylston once said: “Design with the community, not for the community.” I traveled south back to dear Savannah, GA. The trip was not only to participate in the Design Ethos conference held by Savannah College of Art and Design but to regain my creative energy for the final leg of...
Cycle Series

Cycle Series

Time: 6:42 Software: Premiere Pro CS5.5 Equipment: GoPro Hero 2 Description: In this short video the intention was to use the camera to see the world in a different way. When working with video the intention is most often to capture something happening live in order to share with an audience at another time in...
Huntingdon Humane Society

Huntingdon Humane Society

This branding package came about as a pro-bono design project with the goal of affecting my local community. The Huntingdon County Humane Society is a 501(c) 3 non-profit working to find forever homes for stray, abused, abandoned and surrendered animals from Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties. In order to build their visibility the Huntingdon County Humane...
Purdue Bicycle Safety

Purdue Bicycle Safety

At the start of the fall semester it became evident that driving on campus and more importantly parking on campus can be a chore. With the goal of saving time and getting healthy, I began riding my bike to class a few days a week. Prior to this endeavor I spent a few days researching...
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 surprise clients including Project Nia. ...
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...
You Are Beautiful

You Are Beautiful

With access to recycled materials at the Rebuilding Exchange in Chicago, each Camp Firebelly camper and studio team member muscled up to construct one letter. Two days were spent selecting materials, working with power tools and finally displaying the entire saying You Are Beautiful. These images document my contribution to the alphabet.  The final letters will...
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...