With AIGA SC: Charleston I created the identity design for Design Graveyard, an event to celebrate the untimely death of well loved logos. We created a series of illustrated skulls and skeleton hands along with a completely custom display typeface to use on everything from social media posts to event signage. It was a really awesome evening spent admiring all the lost souls from the design community. We were also able have Moo sponsor a print run of our designs on their letterhead and turn those into a huge banner, table top decorations, and party favors! It was a delightful night all around.
Incredible event photos by Kimberly Thomas.
Event planning by Jae Dollason and the whole AIGA SC: Charleston team!
After years as a trusted, established brand Grassroots Wine needed a quality identity that accurately reflected the quality wines they represent. We developed a look that was modern and quite playful.
Also a detail that delights me personally (and few people will notice 😂) was that we went with Mr. & Mrs. Eaves as the primary typefaces to reflect the relationship of the founding partners.
I love living in Charleston! The Holy City has so much to offer and I started this self-initiated project to especially highlight all of the places that make this a really vibrant and bright city. Featuring colorful illustrations and catchy typography, I wanted this guide to delight visitors and locals alike.
AIGA SC InShow 22 winner.
Good Eats & Treats is a collaborative iMessage sticker pack illustrated, animated, and designed by Sarah Ferone and I. Plan your good eats and fresh treats through fun phrases and images to help you decide what’s for dinner, what to pick up at the store, and even what to do when you don’t feel like cooking (pizza night anyone?). These charming stickers will spice up even the sweetest recipe list.
This was such a fun project to work on! We have additional sticker updates planned and I'm so excited to see where this project goes next.
Also, I drew every single letter that appears in this pack! The text face shown is the one I designed while at Type@Cooper.
Like true modern women Liz Martin of Charleston Weekender and I met on Instagram! We first began our collaboration on an edition of the Charleston Travel Guides, which turned out wonderfully. For this project, we developed a custom illustration style for her brand and launched a variety of stationery. I've been so excited to watch her business grow!
Excellent photography by Alisha Jones at LISH Creative.
The women at Byrdhouse were looking for a refreshed brand that was clean with a touch of delicate detail. We developed a logotype out of an adapted version of Alverata by Gerard Unger. I thinned out the lightest weight to capture the elegance Byrdhouse was looking for, along with some crafted flourishes. We then paired the mark with a rich color palette and icons that represented a few of the common industries they work with.
While I contributed to the UI design, Kyle from Fork & Knife really took the lead and I love what he did with our assets; as well as Fork & Knife's overall art direction and guidance.
Also, I actually met Gerard Unger during my summer at The Cooper Union (!!!!!!) It was awesome.
The Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh is an inclusive environment for people of all ages to enjoy a variety of community activities. For their fall digital program guide they reached out to me to illustrate an animation! I was of course thrilled at the opportunity and as an extra bonus I got to collaborate with fellow Charlestonian David Stanfield who did a fantastic job animating everything from the characters to the scene transitions and all of the subtle touches in between. Combined with the sound design of Isaac Levine that really makes the finished piece come to life and art direction by Todd Smith of the JCC, this was a really awesome project that I couldn't be more proud of.
Custom wordmark and icon design for a local Charleston business where real food meets real fitness. We wanted the brand to feel as energetic and authentic as the business itself. I'm very pleased with the result and the geometric icons that provide a nice contrast to the organic forms of the lettering.
Art direction by the incredible Fork & Knife.
This is a tribute to some awesome family history printed by the Newspaper Club. I had a lot of fun delving into the past and creating some baller icons and lettering for this breaking old news newspaper!
When my grandmother died we found all of these letters that started with "My dear sweetie..." from my grandfather to her while on his trip to (drumroll) - CUBA! From New York! Read the full story (so far!) here, and read one of the adorable letters from my grandfather to my grandmother!
Illustrations created for ProStart to teach student chefs proper etiquette. This was incredibly fun to work on! I sketched every single page, sometimes presenting multiple concepts, before creating the final composition.
Concept, Copywriting, and Art Direction by the always fantastic Fork & Knife.
AIGA SC InShow 22 winner.
Some kicked lettering for a music festival but I loved it too much to let go! As an aside, how many gifs are too many gifs on one page? This project also afforded me the opportunity to justify buying this awesome book - The Do-It Yourself Lettering Book
New brand assets for a local band around town. Especially loved playing with style and texture in these elements.
Tshirts, koozie printing, and two tone photo courtesy of Grizzly Wheeler.
Band photos by Jenny Keenan.
Art direction by Fork & Knife.