This book is an interactive unit that contains a combination of all the basic paper folds and book binds in their physical form. This is to be used as a reference for printers and designers looking for different ways to present information.
This book was inspired by the lack of physical reference out there pertaining to the many different ways of presenting information. The Fold Bind Book is a single unit consisting of all the basics in their tangible form. The book is educational and fun in the way the viewer interacts with it; as the viewer opens a fold or a bind and learns about it, the viewer then finds another fold or bind, and then another, and then another. The book isn't simply laying out the basic folds and binds; it is motivating the viewer to go on this adventure, from one fold bind to the next.
Everything, including all book binds, were handmade.
A Guide to Sustainable Paper
A Guide to Sustainable Paper questions the use of recycled paper and its ability to be completely environmentally sustainable.
This hand-bound, hand-constructed book is written and designed to initially feel like a paper sample booklet/paper guide, printed completely on recycled paper (16 different papers, 7 paper finishes, in several different earthly toned colors).
The goal of the book, intended to be printed only once, is to be passed around to spread the word to designers about paper and its environmental consequences. Readers are to feel the book's weight, the book's carbon footprint, and to feel the weight paper really has on the environment.
The book is driven by much research into the process of recycling paper and the horrible effects the process has on the environment. The book is directed to designers; as designers, we are visual communicators, and we should be conscious of the process that goes into the material we use to communicate.
A Guide to Sustainable Paper ends with the result that there is no way to be sustainable when using even recycled paper. The book does not supply answers; it raises questions, and in turn raises awareness. The book utilizes Mohawk's Loop Recycled Paper line, and I intend to send the book to them.
Ecoffect is a new personalized, wearable tech wristband and application that will move people toward a more sustainable lifestyle through the monitoring of one's carbon footprint. Ecoffect is fun and social, motivating users with a point-based incentive system that, when enough points are earned (as more environmentally-aware actions and choices are made), can give users free rewards that are redeemable in several different organic, environmentally-friendly product-selling stores. Ecoffect encourages people to share the carbon footprint-reducing experience together.
Rock Candy Packaging
These three dark chocolate packages are based off of three classic musicals I have enjoyed since I was a kid. I kept the design simple and minimal to create a sophisticated dark chocolate package feel, but incorporated playful elements in subtle illustrations referencing specific scenes from each movie.
"If I were a rich man, all day long I'd eat chocolate." —Fiddler on the Roof
"These are a few of my favorite chocolates." —The Sound of Music
"Please sir, can I have some more chocolate?" —Oliver
The Habiflat Alphabet
The Habiflat Alphabet is inspired by the concept of giving nature its own written language. The content of each letter form plane correlates with the amount that letter is used in the English language, “E” being the most frequently used and “Z” being the least. As letter forms are placed next to each other to form words and then paragraphs, the integration of each land mass creates landscapes. This idea is based off of the basic functions of the regular alphabet—when letters come together to form words, words are not seen anymore as combinations of letters but as forms themselves. The Habiflat Alphabet can illustrate any sentence or paragraph and create its own unique flat habitat. Often, a patterns starts to appear where masses with more content, typically vowels, end up aligning and creating mountain ranges across the habiflat.
Jackson Gin captures both the thirst for outdoor adventure and the fresh spring air of the pine barrens. Based off my hometown of Jackson, New Jersey, Jackson Gin is inspired by the scenic pine trees and small pine cones that line the town.
The Local Entrepreneurs Convention
The Local Entrepreneurs Convention, based in Brooklyn, NY, will be able to unite local business owners. With communication comes improvement and progress. This conference will allow for business owners to make connections with each other, to talk about specific struggles and advancements certain locations can bring, and to simply attempt to increase the popularity of and strengthen each person's own small business. This convention aims to encourage small business owners to support each other and build a stronger sense of community while each being able to individually prosper.
I used letterforms and groups of letterforms to represent small businesses throughout the booklet. I also utilized this authentic texture to abstractly give the reader a sense of what really keeps Brooklyn authentic—small businesses and the sense of community they give.
Movies Post-Release Infographic
This research-based infographic project displays how movies are viewed (consumed) and reviewed (critiqued) in the 21st century. It is inspired by classic theatrical themes while incorporating a more modern use of typography, simplicity and organization to suggest its review of 21st century movies.
Too Pool For You
Too Pool For You is a fictional company I created, comprised of sophisticated young designers who design for their customers the ideal, immaculate pool for his or her space. Whether or not the customer can afford to have the pool built is up to them; this is why some pools may tend to be “Too Pool For You.” If customers cannot afford the pool, they may buy the design and/or sketches as art pieces.
Planes and Perspectives
This is an animation I made as a beginning to a concept I am personally exploring—a concept involving space and the interaction of different planes and perspectives. In working with playfully illustrated neighborhood elements, I began to discover how to create space as well as destroy it at the same time, having elements in different perspectives (2-point, aerial etc.) sit in the same plane.