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Westphal College’s Chronicle of Sound Compilation Album

  • Illustration
  • Package Design
  • Photography

Software Utilized: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign

Materials Utilized: Construction Paper, Xacto Knife

After seeing the artwork for Jonah Delso’s: Songs From A Movie album, the Westphal College Recording Studio Manager, Ryan Schwabe contacted me with a project to design artwork for a compilation album of music written, recorded, produced and engineered by students preparing to enter the professional music industry.

Intrigued and interested in continuing to experiment more intricately with the paper medium I had first studied on Honey Bee Paper Sculpture, I began cutting designs and shapes into the paper to see what textures I could make. As I cut various flaps, I began to think about the “Wall O’ Stuff” from Nickelodeon’s What Would You Do? and I remember (as would any child of the 90’s) the excitement for the surprise that could be found behind each door. From here, the concept made even more sense to me: a crayon box of different styles and sounds of music, being handed out to an anonymous audience who could represent anyone in the world, and a talented handful of students about to enter an industry that can make or break you. I loved the idea that each door could represent a different sound, opportunity or experience.

A Curious Spectacle: The Coney Island Experiment

  • Book Design - Book Making
  • Page Layout
  • Illustration
  • Copywriting

Software Utilized: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Materials Utilized: Paper, Xacto Knife

✪ This project was recognized with an award & an Honorable Mention in American Graphic Design & Advertising 26 and Creativity Awards Annual 39 respectively.

The book, only partially featured here, was designed and laid out to tell the story of the great social experiment that was Coney Island in its heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The book was broken into six chapters entitled: “History & Hypothesis,” “Scientists,” “Fear & Humiliation,” “Curiosity & Acceptance,” “Pleasure & Desire,” and “Observations & Opinions.”

Gulliver’s Travels Book Jacket

  • Illustration
  • Clay board carving

Software Utilized: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Dust jacket design for Jonathan Swift’s classic tale Gulliver’s Travels was created by coating white clay board with black gouache and then carving my illustration through the black gouache to reveal the image in white.

 

The design was meant to hearken back to old woodcut illustrations, and was illustrated to make the book more appealing to young children who may not be eager to read such a large book. The type in the logo is set in Clarendon and plays with scale as a nod at the various lands that Gulliver visits throughout the book.

✪ This project was recognized with an Honorable Mention in Creativity Awards Annual 39 in October 2009 as well as a Certificate of Excellence from Graphic Design USA: American Graphic Design Awards in September 2009.

Penn Medicine Marketing

  • Page Layout
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Typography
  • Copy-editting

Software Utilized: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; QuarkXpress

Working with Penn Medicine’s Marketing department for nearly three years, I worked on both internal and patient facing marketing initiatives. Featured here are some of the direct mail pieces I worked on, including brochures and postcards. I also worked on more diverse projects including designing and preparing the graphics for the hospital’s PennStar ambulance fleet, as well as web graphics, custom illustrations for informational pamphlets and marketing initiatives.

Top: Tri-fold brochure for one of Penn Medicine’s satellite locations

Bottom: Direct mail postcard invitation to Penn Medicine Radnor’s fall events

Fellowship Alliance Chapel: Small Group Leadership Training Manual

  • Book Design
  • Typography

Software Utilized: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator

I was commissioned by Fellowship Alliance Chapel, to design for their congregation, on leadership. They requested a clean, easy-to-navigate workbook with some graphics to illustrate the points in each section.

I came up with a logo that symbolized small groups coming together to form a whole and found that by utilizing a bright color system, I could both represent the uniqueness of each group in the logo, and build a cohesive navigation system throughout the manual.

Additionally, I developed a system of infographics to make the information easier to digest and then to remember.

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Intrigued and interested in continuing to experiment more intricately with the paper medium I had first studied on Honey Bee Paper Sculpture, I began cutting designs and shapes into the paper to see what textures I could make. As I cut various flaps, I began to think about the “Wall O’ Stuff” from Nickelodeon’s What Would You Do? and I remember (as would any child of the 90’s) the excitement for the surprise that could be found behind each door. From here, the concept made even more sense to me: a crayon box of different styles and sounds of music, being handed out to an anonymous audience who could represent anyone in the world, and a talented handful of students about to enter an industry that can make or break you. I loved the idea that each door could represent a different sound, opportunity or experience.

Intrigued and interested in continuing to experiment more intricately with the paper medium I had first studied on Honey Bee Paper Sculpture, I began cutting designs and shapes into the paper to see what textures I could make. As I cut various flaps, I began to think about the “Wall O’ Stuff” from Nickelodeon’s What Would You Do? and I remembered the excitement for the surprise that could be found behind each door. From here, the concept made even more sense to me: a crayon box of different styles and sounds of music, being handed out to an anonymous audience who could represent anyone in the world, and a talented handful of students about to enter an industry that can make or break you. I loved the idea that each door could represent a different sound, opportunity or experience.

Top: Tri-fold brochure for one of Penn Medicine’s satellite locations