Silent Auction Posters
The Arlington Artist Alliance hired me again to design a series of posters, that will be used to promote special services that would be auctioned off.
In collaboration with the coordintor of the silent aution, we layed out the specifc details that should be displayed on all of the designs.
Selective work that I contributed in collaboration with the designers at AARP The Magazine and AARP The Bulletin.
Editorial Design, Graphic Design
Believe Out Loud
The summer of 2013 proved to be full of rewarding experiences. I was blessed with the opportunity to work with Believe Out Loud, as their Editorial Intern for a few months. Based in New York, Believe Out Loud is an online network that empowers Christians to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. Reaching nearly one million individuals a week, we elevate the people and places where Christianity and LGBT justice intersect.
Working in their Washington, D.C. location, I collaborated with their Senior Editor, Alison Amyx, to help make BOL's visions come into fruition. My main task for my time as their intern, was to establish a stronger prescense within their online network. Memes are heavily used to highlight moving stories within the LGBT communtity and the latest articles from their writers. Prior to my arrival, the memes that were being used were inconsitent and didn't seperate them amoungst the many other LGBT organizations, despite their large audience and were often reused from numerous online resources.
In a few short months, I established a clear visual identity for BOL, which now allows them to have a stronger prescence in their fight for equality. In addition to a basic template to introduce their lastest content, invidual designs were created to promote audience pariticipation, that encourages more commentary on their official website and social networks.
Branding, Graphic Design
Arlington Artists Alliance
The Arlington Artists Alliance is a non-profit organization serving and supporting artists in Arlington County. The Alliance works with participating local businesses, churches, and educational institutions to hold art shows in their spaces. The Alliance also provides a support network to members, allowing regional artists to share ideas.
As the summer graphic design intern, I was hired to refresh the existing logo. Prior to my arrival, their identity didn't fully represent the organization of creative artists whose work consited of traditional, modern, and unique styles and mediums. I was given complete creative freedom, as long as I was able to embody the essence of their organization. I was also asked to create a gate folded brochure, for their annual art studio tour.
Branding, Graphic Design
The Freak Show
The Department of Visual Arts, at Frostburg State University, required that all graduating seniors organize, design, and present their final senior exhbition. This opportunity services as the capstone to the courses taken throughout their time in the visual arts program. Students are given hands-on experience on how to set up a gallery, from lighting to framing of their work. Each indvidual was put in a group, of their choice, that complimented their artisitic style to create an overall dynamic.
The group I was apart of consisted of six indviduals, including myself, which made up, "The Freak Show." The artist within the group were Sloan Adams, Jessie Green, Garrett Minnick, Ashleigh Love, Anna Tougarina, and myself. As the sole graphic designer, I was given the task of creating the print media for promotional useage. The final materials consisted of typographic treatment, posters, and a banner to be hung outside of the art building where the exhibition would be held. Our overall group attracted outstanding attention and we easily became the must see show of the semester.
As a group, we set a goal of being the best group out of the six presenting groups and we did just that. We planned out every last detail and it showed in our presentation. Our show was featured in the student newspaper and was highly praised by the student and faculty as, "the best show in years!"
Branding, Graphic Design, Print Design
University Programming Council
Selected designs that I created during my time as the Graphic Designer for the University Programming Council, at Frostburg State University.
Graphic Design, Photography
Image of singer, Beyonce, made entirely of indiviual letters.
A collection of logos I have created.
Branding, Graphic Design, Typography