This piece is a re-design of Tyler the Creator's 2013 Hip-Hop Album WOLF. Tyler the Creator is a talented musician whose music has the ability to reach a wide-ranging audience. Unfortunately, some write him off initially because of his use of language and explicit content. Because of that, I chose to redesign the album to show the laid back, playful, and party vibe the music can give off. The design also keeps true to the subject matter and focusing on the seriousness of the main subject of the album, WOLF, the character Tyler produced.
This project was based on the idea of designing for a fictional grain-free baby food company. The mission I came up with and designed from was, "Coming from the Land of a Million Vegetables, we use recipes from devoted father and chef, Kevin Lane, to provide a healthy grain-free baby food. We want to bring the love and care parents have for their little ones into their meals." and by using this I was able to design a successful brand for Kevin Lane's grain-free baby food!
This is a design for an E-magazine about the history of Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones. Delivering the history in a clear and editorial fashion this publication combines the classic magazine layout with the iPad technology.
This was a design exercise that challenged me to do a redesign for Cinemark Theaters. I started by doing a slight re-design of the original design than did a full re-design. Cinemark is a classic movie theatre that caters to generations of viewers. Having a logo that could live in the modern era but shed light on the past was the top priority when designing the final version of the Cinemark logo.
This is a poster for the Folly Jazz Series, Cyrus Chesnut Trio Night. His band focuses on taking classical music and giving them a more modern jazz vibe. I wanted to focus on the beats and rhythm and try to mimic them in this piece. Also, they use a lot of stringed instruments which is why I used a lot of line work in this.
The Chalkboard Podcast is a local Kansas City Podcast station that covers a variety of topics from world sports, local social movements, and entertainment. When it came to their brand they wanted something that could be iconic but not so much Kansas City. The goal of the brand was to reference entertainment, which comes through in the stacked type treatment like many show/movie titles as well as having a color that has no immediate associations or ties that come with it.
The Way Up was a urban exploration, using photography, of a local skate park in Kansas City and one skaters journey throughout it.
The linocut was inspired by President Barak Obama’s last term in office. The phrase “Darn Tootin” is representing his attitude towards the end of his presidency, and how he will do everything he can to get what he feels is right done for the American people.
Looking at the the root of the word "exposed" I found that the root for Ex is "x" and the root for posed is (poser), and interesting know the meaning the ex it to cut out and the meaning of poser is to fake or hide and combining those leads to cutting out the fake and reviewing the truth. Which looking at the current media and news of western culture this seems to be a word that should be reflected upon and explored more.
Processing is a publication of my creation the explores the way we process subject matter that is usually hard to digest. This one mainly focuses on issues of race, sex, identity, and mental health.
Design + Make is Kansas State University’s graduate architecture program. Through a partnership with El Dorado Design Studio, Kansas City Art Institute’s graphic design department worked to rebrand their studio. I had the opportunity to art direct a team of my fellow classmates to create a more personal brand that helped K-State students to relate to. This design captured Design + Make’s focus on innovation, youth, process, and enthusiasm. My team and I were able to develop a logo that captured the process and design of building beautiful structures.