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.
I loved creating an illustration of the hometown that I love. I wanted to use the iconic buildings of the town for a more cubist approach. Nashville is diverse and changes identity with each resident and I was able to show that abstration through my design.
Incorporating large bodies of text into design takes finesse. Hierarchy becomes a priority, making sure the most important info rises to the top. I worked with a large amount in the Invisible Children 5k fundraising guide and several wedding invitations.
Design becomes paramount in web design. When the audience interacts with the design, simplicity and hierarchy becomes vital. Pixels are important and attention to detail is what make 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 apart of their story and learning the art of letterpress from the ground up.
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 branding project with a team of graphic designers, interior designers, and marketer. We started from the ground up and created a recycled furniture store. I help brand the company and created the advertising in several forms, web, print, and outdoor.
One of the most straight forward ways graphic design can communicate is through infographics. Here, I have condensed heavy conflict statistics from Invisible Children into a real life representative bar graph. Also I had the opportunity to create an annual report for a homeless shelter in my college town, making the most important info easily consummable.
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.
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 their career. Using lines as a fabric like pattern and an allusion to a blueprint , allowed me to show the aesthetic and technincal aspects of interior design.
Squeezing an entire brand, 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 being able to help these start ups and businesses create a strong aestheic through their logo.
During 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 take a 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.
Capturing the love between two people is exciting and instantly rewarding. An engagement sessions lets the couple slow down and focus on why they fell in love in the first place. Wedding photography gives a couple a chance to see a monumental day from every angle and not worry about remembering every detail.
A portrait is an opportunity to embody a personality in one image. They can be complex, simple, powerful, and revealing. Personally portraits allow me take look up from the camera to view the person first and project second.
"To see the world, dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life" - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty