Promotional poster for Sarah Ruhl’s adaption of the Greek myth based on Eurydice and Orpheus hosted by Northern Illinois University.
This poster was an assignment under the parameters of “fragmentation” of type & image within a design — specifically poster design.
Much like any project, the process begins in the sketchbook. The final three images on this page showcase early sketches and ideas where the attempt of fragmenting type & image begins. Once there is an inkling of an idea, it is then worked on digitally through the usage of photo and type manipulation. During this process, even in the very early stages, it was important to make sure that type & image disrupted each other in an optically interesting way but also work harmoniously to create a cohesive poster.
The manipulated image was found on Adobe Stock and was purchased for the purpose of this project.
18” x 24”
As part of a collaboration between Northern Illinois University’s Visual Communications program and the CLLAS (Center for Latino and Latin American Studies), students were prompted to design and brand the identity for a real conference taking place on campus.
Students were tasked to come up with a name for the conference as well as the visual identity and one student’s idea, or pitch, would be chosen to represent the conference visually.
‘Treinta y Tres’ was selected by the CLLAS in terms of both name and design and all touch-points and deliverables were professionally sent to print along with a functional one-page site, social media promotion, and physical ephemera for attendees.
Brochure series where the task was to explore unconventional brochure structure, layout, and fold. The series also had to showcase an existing museum or institution so the Adler Planetarium, located in downtown Chicago, was chosen as the basis for the project.
It is important to note that this was created for school purposes and has no affiliation with the Adler Planetarium itself.
The imagery was scanned from books and some of the body copy was taken directly from Adler Planetarium’s official website.
A ten-page brochure showcasing the “Bodoni” typeface. The entire project was limited to the usage of only one typeface which was “Bodoni” and its variations.
The brochure explores the history and origins of the Bodoni typeface, anatomy of the letter forms, appropriate usage of the typeface, and some of its variations and evolutions throughout the years.
Designed for print.
Mobile app designed in inDesign and prototyped with inVision. The task was to create a restaurant identity + menu and streamline and emulate a customer’s order including check out and delivery options.
To begin, the user is prompted to either sign into their existing account, create a new account, or simply proceed as a guest. The user then has to select a burger from the menu, a side, and a drink. After the selections have been added to the cart, the customer can choose to either have their order delivered to their location or picked up from the restaurant.
The prototype is functional in both mobile and desktop.
All imagery was provided by royalty-free photography websites such as Unsplash and Pexels.
This mockup website was the final project for the first Interactive Design course at Northern Illinois University. The task was to design and create a website that allowed users to browse through three items in the web store that were complete with imagery, descriptions, pricing, and other crucial information that a customer would need when buying a product online.
The premise behind the design of the website for “FACIO” was that it was an upscale office supply store so the web design aesthetic had to pair with the idea of premium quality. Developed in Adobe Muse, the website features slideshows, a parallax scrolling header, and several scroll effects that make the browsing experience more dynamic.
For this was a school assignment, all imagery was taken from the web and is not intended for any sort of advertising or profit.
This branding project did not have many stipulations for it was a “warm-up” exercise assigned by the professor at the start of a new semester and hd two be completed in one day. Digital illustration was used for the decorative aspect of the design and mixed with typography. The beer bottles were spray painted matte black to further push the darker content matter of the bottles.
Pastiche poster rooted in the basis of post-modernism, specifically inspired by Barbara Krueger, David Carson, and the 1990s Grunge movement. The task was to choose a design movement and use the pastiche technique to address a contemporary social or political issue.
In this case, the #MeToo movement and the revelation of Harvey Weinstein’s crimes were crucial influences on the project.
The poster was created with an analog method of printing, ripping, and taping so the process stayed true to the post-modern approach of design-making. The poster was then scanned so it could be printed at larger scales.