Creative mediums and works that fall outside of traditional graphic design, along with one-off graphic projects.
Standalone Graphic Objects
An on/off-computer exploration of type abstraction. The end result, and the process!
An ode to Cheeseboy, the short-lived grilled cheese chain. A poster, and a quick gif of the making!
C R O C H E T
Although I learned to crochet when I was in middle school, I had not spent much time in my adult life doing it. However, taking the train to work provided the perfect opportunity to get back into it. It’s relaxing and although not directly related to design, it still requires grid constrains, planning, and lots of patience. All good skills to practice!
E M B R O I D E R Y
Another ultimate test of planning and patience! A freehand, exploratory hobby.
As many young kids do, I always made cards for my loved one’s birthdays. The emotion and meaning that can be put into a folded piece of paper is so intriguing to me, and it’s enjoyable to create something so simultaneously temporary and keepable(and searching the grocery store shelves last minute for the “perfect” card is an experience I prefer to avoid if I can). It’s also a great way for me to practice and learn hands-on crafting techniques.
Murals and Chalk
M U R A L S
A sweet nursery mural for a home on the shoreline, with the clients requesting a composition relating to the area. My most recent mural.
Baby’s first mural! In order to graduate from my high school, all seniors needed to complete an internship or project, and I chose to paint a mural. The only parameters given — it had to be school related, so this was my attempt at combining what I wanted to paint and what I had to include. At this point in time, I had no formal training in typography or composition, but I admire the free-spiritedness and design ignorance that resulted in a finished product that everyone can find a piece of them in.
C H A L K
Not perfect, and never planned. Freehand signage and displays for a local farm. My first ever job, materials and time allowances to create signage were often limited, as vegetable picking/washing obviously took priority. And, if you don’t know, chalk is not forgiving — being a pain to remove, it was the perfect training for fast, but good.