*trove is a travel app in which users can discover the less-advertised aspects of their destination. With your peers as your travel agents, it encourages exploration by providing reviews from those you trust most, based on their own personal experiences. Through *trove, users embark on a personalized journey by discovering their destination's hidden treasures beyond the mainstream attractions.
Rheingold is a brewery in Brooklyn that aims to bring back the spirit of the once booming German beer industry in the Bushwick neighborhood. In the mid 1800s-1900s, Rheingold was one of the most famous breweries of its time, and this local establishment is a tribute to its legacy.
Risers is an editorial/biographical zine for skateboarders of NYC. The stop-motion frames depicted in the spread reference the featured skater's major in Animation.
This type book highlights Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Through his work, he demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process.
The book focuses on two of his most famous films, Accattone (1961) and Mamma Roma (1962). After watching these films and collecting stills to be used in the book, I noticed some common threads throughout.
Through plot lines: There is a reoccurring theme of love, loss, prostitution, rejection, and Christianity. After learning more about Pasolini's personal life and beliefs, I found that he was rejected throughout his career because of his homosexuality and lack of professional film education or experience. He was also discredited in his choice of actors- he often pulled people from the streets to perform as amateurs. I also found the visual references to Christianity proved to be contradictory to his own religious beliefs, although he was artistically obsessed with it.
Through artistic liberty: Pasolini continuously pays attention to background and lighting in unique ways. He also repeatedly shot large groups of people facing forward/away, along with the use of squares/rectangles and strips/lines.
These complex and bizarre findings influenced my decisions throughout the book, including the introduction of line and shape, X's to represent his rejection, and crosses to represent his obsession with Christianity and Christian Art despite his own beliefs. Some content is presented in Italian, as it was originally written (such as his poems).
The book is entitled "The Frog" because Pasolini was killed by a 17 year old male prostitute with the nickname "The Frog" which proves to be extremely ironic because the main character of Accattone had the same fate after a bizarre vision of his own death. Pasolini was killed in the same way 13 years after the film's release.
Chatni is an Indian-inspired chutney series, consisting of mint, tomato, and coconut flavors. The name derives from the pronunciation of chutney in India's Hindi-English dialect. The outer box is constructed from basswood and metal hinges, with laser-cut engraving.
Ellumen is a healthcare IT company based out of Arlington, VA. While interning with ripe studios, I conceptualized and produced this flyer highlighting their core services and expertise.
I had the pleasure of working with Goalgi through the Design Corps program at Pratt Institute. Similar to Kickstarter, Goalgi is a nonprofit helping to fund medical research through crowd-funding campaigns.
The name "Goalgi" comes from the golgi apparatus, or "post office for the soul" as it's often called. This organelle brings items in, modifies them for their specific function, and transports them to their proper location. This idea is combined with the word "goal" to represent doing just that through crowd-funding. The mark represents the intricate connections between donor, researcher, and patient as Goalgi's platform transports funds to aid specific research of your choice.
I collaborated with Pawan Maneepairoj in the development of their website which will be live very soon!
In the meantime, I invite you to "like" their Facebook page, and most importantly, contribute to medical research and make the world a healthier place.
Through this project, I aimed to uncover the deepest secrets of those around me, to reveal the inner thoughts and feelings that we as humans naturally keep concealed. From March 24th to March 27th 2015, I reached out to social media and asked people to submit completely anonymous confessions through a form of 6 given questions:
Question 1: What do you pretend to like and why?
Question 2: Do you have one “friend” you secretly dislike? Why?
Question 3: What is your biggest regret?
Question 4: Who do you love more, your mom or your dad? Why?
Question 5: Describe your worst childhood memory.
Question 6: What is something you do in private that no one knows about?
The 6 questions are color coated throughout the book. On the edges of each page, you will find an identification number P_Q_. This number organizes the confession by person and question. Example: A page listed as “P3Q4” represents the 3rd person to confess their answer to question 4. You can find an index of each person and their responses on page 120.
The questions were designed to make those answering feel uncomfortable and maybe even provoke feelings that they had never contemplated. Some gave 3 word answers and some poured their hearts out in detail. Some painted a mental picture and some left me wondering. The responses were far more powerful than I expected, and I have been completely moved by this project and those who contributed.
This book has been designed in a loose, experimental manner, using line and shape. The confessions are shown as they were received.