Salsa Pico de Gallo
a quick flash project to express my love for salsa.
Interaction Design, Web Design, Graphic Design
this is a a collection of motion graphics applied to selected works in 2013.Art Direction, Motion Graphics, UI/UX2013
Detroit Design Festival gets a new look for 2013.Art Direction, Branding, Graphic Design2013
A WUI is a frequently used term for those in fire science and management, and stands for the “Wildlife/Urban Interface,” or the borders where urban environments and the wild landscape mingle. This campaign puts forth the concept of a person as a “WUI” or an individual living in a community that is situated on the edge of wildlife—in other words, an area that is at high risk of wildfires. The WUI campaign is designed specifically for these communities, and envisioned as a grassroots effort to foster community pride in WUI residents and build collaboration around mitigating wildfire devastation in these most-vulnerable communities.
Materials created include a brochure, newsletter and an “Are You A Wui?” bumper sticker. An interactive mobile application provides wildfire tips, reminders, contacts and news. This makes for a very personalized experience, which can be modified for individual neighborhoods.
In the summer and fall of 2011, USGS commissioned graphic design alumna Shane Xian to further develop her “Are you a Wui” campaign. The Designmatters and USGS teams, with faculty mentorship from Gloria Kondrup, worked closely with Xian to produce several updated additional outcomes of her original idea, including: WUI bumper stickers, buttons, a brochure and a website landing page for the campaign. Plans to implement these outcomes are underway with USGS over the next several months.
On the edges of our cities and towns, there is a living, dynamic relationship between our man-made environments and the omnipresent forces of nature. A peaceful, symbiotic existence exists when this relationship is thoughtfully and carefully nurtured—yet a potentially destructive, and even violent, environment can quickly emerge if not.
Understanding how to successfully manage these shared boundaries between mankind and nature is crucial to preventing full-scale fire emergencies. Maintaining a peaceful relationship between urban development and the unique natural environments so treasured as part of the Southern California landscape is a necessity.
For this studio, the U.S. Geological Survey charged students with establishing an identity system for their Wildfire Scenario, a compendium of scientific knowledge to address wildfire prevention and education through research and governmental advocacy.Graphic Design, Branding2012
sustainable identity designed for an urban planning group in chicago.Art Direction, Branding, Graphic Design2012
DC3 (Detroit Creative Corridor Center) Gallery gets a new identity based on the shape of the office's architecture. Along with the launch of the new identity, this upcoming show features some of the best young artists graudating from the Henry Ford Academy of Art ( a charter school which focuses on art education).Art Direction, Branding, Graphic Design2013
Detroit Design Festival (“DDF”) will take place on Wednesday, September 19th - Sunday, September 23rd. DDF is powered by Design in Detroit, an online platform that allows individuals and institutions across Southeast Michigan to engage, connect and partner with Detroit’s creative, entrepreneurial community to encourage social-economic change in the city of Detroit.
Presented by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (“DC3”), DDF is a community curated and supported design festival developed to showcase the talents and abilities of Detroit’s creative communities.
DDF will be Concentrated in Detroit’s Creative Corridor, as well as several other Detroit neighborhoods. Official Design Happenings will include studio tours, panel and roundtable discussions, lectures, product and fashion shows, product launches, retail happenings and design battles to name a few.
The DC3 established DDF to connect creatives with one another, expose them to new markets and consumers, and expose Detroit’s creative talent and collective design aesthetic to national and global audiences.
It is a call to action for the community to solicit, support and execute ideas using retail, technology and design to improve quality of life in and around Detroit.Art Direction, Branding, Graphic Design2012
This is an user interface concept for vintage Playboy in an e-publishing format.Branding, Editorial Design, User Interface Design2012
Code of the Cup is a self-intiated project to better the local coffee shop environment by advocating common courtesy. This set of publication is designed with user-submitted storyteling and fitting visuals stylized according to four different environments.Art Direction, Editorial Design, Graphic Design2013
2012 Ann Arbor Film Festival ConceptGraphic Design, Art Direction2012
An exploration between the relationship of the three and their works.Art Direction, Editorial Design, Print Design2013
a 3D infographic piece about energy drinksGraphic Design2012
This publication is a collection of juxtapositions of two types of minimal environments: traditional Japanese environmental design, and America's Southern natural landscape. Texts come from Kenya Hara's book, White, and Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn.Art Direction, Editorial Design, Graphic Design2013
¡Tacos! is a self-generated publication that celebrates the analog process of design. It embodies small traces of my own identity and my cultural background as a kid growing up in East Los Angeles. The format of the zine is a visual metaphor as tacos are folded at the center and have no staplers in them.Creative Direction, Editorial Design, Print Design2013