Print design is all emcompassing and takes finesse. From incorporating large bodies of text into a design or highlighting a minimalist image, each print design has its own challenges. I was able to find solutions in the print designs of the Invisible Children 5k fundraising guide, their annual report, and merchandise insert, a wedding invitation, and Jacob's Place's annual report.
Design is paramount for any successful website. When the audience interacts with the design, simplicity and hierarchy become vital. Pixels are important, and attention to detail is what makes a site successful.
Interning at Hatch Show Print made me a better and more patient designer. Letterpress forced me to slow down and be methodical with each design choice. The history and legacy of Hatch was not lost on me, and I will always be grateful I got to be a part of their story and learn the art of letterpress from the ground up.
Hand drawn typography is a chance for me to step away from the computer and become reacquainted with ink and pen. The warmth and accessibility of hand lettering is second to none.
Illustration allows me to combine my fine art skills and design knowledge. I love any form of creativity and adding a handmade touch to a design with pen and ink is fantastic. From tee shirt design to chocolate packaging, illustration adds a layer of depth to any design it touches.
[RE]purposed Furnishings is a recycled furniture store created with a team of graphic designers, interior designers, and a marketer. We started from the ground up and created a unique and socially conscious furniture company the produces and sells recylced furnishings. I helped with branding and created the advertising in several forms, web, print, and outdoor.
I loved creating an illustration of my amazing hometown. I wanted to take a more cubist approach to the design, using the iconic Nashville buildings abstractly. Nashville is diverse and changes identity with each resident, and I was able to show that abstration through my design.
Photography is an opportunity to capture a personality, moment, or view into one image. They can be complex, simple, powerful, and revealing. Personally, photography allows me to slow down and engage the inticing world around me.
In creating the brand of Harding University's Interior Design Department, I wanted a gender neutral palette that represented all of the many aspects of the department. Using lines as a fabric like pattern and an allusion to a blueprint, allowed me to show the aesthetic and technical aspects of interior design.
Squeezing an entire history, story, and identity into a logo is one of my favorite ways to design. So much has to be said in such few pixels, and I greatly enjoy helping these businesses create a strong aesthetic through their logo.
In the midst of a challenging job search, I decided to drop everything and gallivant across Europe for three weeks. I was able to take a step back and look at the astounding world around me. A fresh perspective and new environment can invigorate the most stagnant of situations. Documenting the new cultures I encountered was a beautiful retreat from the daily grind.
I was the creative director for LUMINOUS, a dynamic music and dance event presented by Invisible Children and Kaio Productions. We created a vibrant, mysterious, and engaging brand, showing how epic and unique this event was to Nashville and its community.