Milton Glaser Billboard
Rareform, a California company that makes bags for surfing and as well as more general purpose, asked us at Milton Glaser, Inc. to create a billboard as part of their artist's series that they would then turn into bags. We thought this was a great opportunity to spread the message of Milton's It's Not Warming, It's Dying, climate change campaign.
Art Direction, Illustration
Online Social Initiative: Concept and Experience
I was the recipient of a Student Innovation Award from Design Ignites Change and an SVA Alumni Award, both for this project.
Designed at the School of Visual Arts under the direction of Brian Collins, Executive Creative Director of Collins (wearecollins.com).
Branding, UI/UX, Web Design
Finding Rest in NYC
Rest in NYC is a concept for a smartphone application that helps people find convenient, inexpensive, and perhaps, unusual ways to decompress right in the city. It works great either on the fly when you have an hour to kill before dinner, or if you want to plan ahead for the weekend.
Designed at the School of Visual Arts, MFA Design under the direction of Lee Maschmeyer of COLLINS.
Branding, Interaction Design, UI/UX
Victoria's Secret Website Refresh
Grid and type exploration for Victoria's Secret home and landing pages, geared toward a potential, future redesign.
Art Direction, Typography, Web Design
Victoria's Secret Storytelling & Design Direction
Storytelling and concept development, design direction and photography direction for future Victoria's Secret initiatives.
Art Direction, Typography
The New Yorker Tablet & Mobile Experience
Based on the gnawing guilt I felt over the growing pile of unread New Yorker magazines piling up in my living room, I came up with a new concept for the iPad magazine experience. Any regular reader of the magazine knows that it's a commitment that can be hard to keep up with, and yet the rewards are great. The app would get to know the readers' preferences and suggest "just three" that they are most likely to be interested in, giving readers a better shot at keeping up and assuaging their guilt. Readers can discard a suggestion and get a new one if the app suggests something they're not interested in. They can also have full control and choose what they like from the table of contents.
Talking about the New Yorker is one of the best things about reading it, so I created the Department of Friends where you can see what your friends, and other people you might choose to follow, are loving.
The archive is the place where you can save things to read later, or save things you've loved forever. So, when the article about that famous chef you loved comes up at a dinner party two years later, you'll easily be able to find it and share it.
The phone app would allow readers that still enjoy the paper magazine to easily access all of the same digital features (love, save, share).
Designed at the School of VIsual Arts, MFA Design, under the direction of Andy Pratt.
Graphic Design, Interaction Design, UI/UX
Process Digital Magazine
Process is a digital magazine concept. Because I am always curious about the creative lives of others, I took this opportunity to interview five extremely interesting and sucessful people about how they do what they do. I also included a project by one of my favorite contemporary visual artists; Sophie Calle.
Created at the School of Visual Arts, MFA Design, under the direction of Wyatt Mitchell and Billy Sorentino.
Art Direction, Editorial Design, Typography
Can Design Touch My Neighbor's Heart?
The assignment for the first project in Stefan Sagmeister's class in the MFA Design program at SVA was find a way to use design to touch the heart of someone we knew. I was aware that my downstairs neighbor had been hosting a weekly dominoes game in his kitchen for many years, so I chose to make a special set of dominoes for him, branded as if he had his own social club.
Branding, Graphic Design, Packaging
Video Animation & Motion Graphics
Sea creatures, illustrated using only typography, move to a Brahms symphony in this short animation.
Produced at the School of Visual Arts, MFA Design, under the direction of Gail Anderson.
Animation, Illustration, Typography
Social Initiative: Research & Branding, Illustration & Editorial
This is the research, process and branding book for my masters thesis project, After Suicide, a web and mobile platform to connect people who have lost a loved one to suicide. The book is divided into three parts; Disconnection (the problem), Connection (the solution), and Order (the business plan). A selection of layouts from the book are shown here.
Created at the School of Visual Arts, MFA Design, under the direction of Brian Collins.
Art Direction, Illustration, Typography
The assignment was to find a way to brand a fellow classmate while showcasing some of the projects that they had worked on. The student I was assigned is crazy about travel, community, and black, white and red design. I knew that a hotel filled with interesting people doing interesting things would be something that she would love. Each of the rooms embodies one of her projects from our graduate program. The structure of the piece was inspired by the great Chris Ware.
Designed at the School of Visual Arts, MFA Design, under the direction of Scott Stowell.
Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine
I designed the these feature stories while working as a freelance art director at Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. The ski wedding and the Napa Valley Wedding were part of an issue that won a Society of Publication Designers Merit Award in the category of Design: Entire Issue, 2010. I also got to work on the first gay wedding to appear in the magazine.
Editorial Design, Graphic Design, Typography
In My Spare Time, Paintings
I studied painting as an undergraduate, and I've been making work ever since. My last exhibition was at the Clic Gallery in East Hampton, NY in 2011. This is a small selection of favorites. These are all acrylic on paper, roughly 24x18 inches.