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Corelle Catalog
Catalog Dimensions: 10 3/4” x 8 13/16”

These are a few pages from a 24-page catalog selling Corelle dishes. I tried to make it elegant looking, for the upscale feel. The cover had a flap in the back of it that acted as a tear out coupon.

Department of Energy Posters/ Websites
Posters: 16” x 10” Website Home Pages: 800 x 600 px

This is a series of 3 about alternative energy. I wanted to give it a clean futuristic look while still keeping with the theme of nature. The website are a recreation of the real webpage.

Typotheque: New Faces/ London Type
Page dimensions: 10 1/2” x 11”

This is a project that I did in my Typography 2 class. We were to turn Emily King’s dissertation into a book. The thesis was about type design around different places in the world. The chapter that I received was about London type design.

Dia De Los Muertos
Poster: 11” x 17”

The Mexican Day of the Dead, is a day when to honor the dead. On a few days in late October the dead are thought to return to join their loved ones. To keep with the tradition I made an image that was slightly morbid, yet abstract enough to still be festive. The paint like effects was achieved with the help of Corel Painter.

Books for America
Book drive invite: 8 11/32” x 5 1/2” Postcard: 6” x 4 1/2 Logo &Stationary

This is a non-profit organization based out of Washington D.C. that I had found on the internet. The idea was to take the corporate design of their group and add to it. The goal was to make an aesthetic piece, while still fulfilling the needs and budget restrictions of a non-profit.

Box Dimensions: 9” x 6 1/2” x 3 1/8” Sales Sheet: 24 1/2” x 7” (5” x 7” folded)
Bus Ad: 144” x 30” Magazine Ad: 7 7/8” x 10 1/2”

My Tidbits project was a complete set of designs based around the whole. It was a package design for Tidbits crispy, crunchy, marshmallow snacks. In this project I made the Logo & Package design for 4 different flavors. I then made a fold out sales sheet to give to potential distributors. It folds out with five panels on each side. The front cover has a window to the underlying page. The window shows the Tidbits logo, which also dictates the shape of the die cut. I then made a series of advertising designed to promote Tidbits, crispy, crunchy, marshmallow snacks. One is a full page ad for a magazine, and the other is a Bus advertisement. Then I made stationary for the company.

Book cover with spine: 10 1/8” x 7 1/8”

He is the master of the macabre. This book design is a remake of something that I did in Layout 1. The most interesting part of this project was recreating a design based on sketches I had drawn up 3 years earlier.

Wrapper: 5 1/8” x 8 1/2”

This is a package design to re-create the Pearson’s Nut Goodie. This project went through the process of making many different versions of the design. This is the design that my colleagues helped me arrive at.

Minneapolis Fire & Rescue
Design for patch/ t-shirt/ sticker

This is for the Minneapolis Fire & Rescue. They wanted a design that could be used to make an embroidered patch or maybe be printed on a t-shirt or sticker. They had a very long list of ideas for what they wanted. The challenge of designing it was to fit all of the stuff into such a small space.

Brochure: 8 1/2” x 11”

This is the main piece that I did for MAWP. The Minnesota Association of Woman Police needed a new brochure and this is what I provided for them. The entire class made brochures for this real non-profit client. In the end they never did decide on which one they wanted.

Poster: 11” x 17”

This was a moment of inspiration that I immediately put together. While we were meeting together to talk about our portfolio show, the presenters were showing their posters to us. I thought to myself I could do one as well. Quite literally I envisioned this in my head and made a sketch. The next day it was done. This poster was made for our class Portfolio show. Though it was never used, I made this project just to add to my portfolio collection.

Hitting the Wall

Through contacts I made in school I met Dan Hartman, who has had me do a couple projects for him. I have done some Graphic Novel work for him; for which you can see some of those in my Illustration Gallery. One project he had me do was Hitting the Wall. HTW was a book about the pitfalls of retirement in an age of recession, and how to plan ahead for when you do need to retire. To go along with the theme of being down on your luck when trying to retire, we made illustrations in the book to resemble political cartoons. I did all of the Illustration and Design work on this book. It’s my first published work; which can be purchased on Amazon.

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