Solomon Lawyers was a brand new law practice and as such, they needed a fresh new logo. I set out to create a logo that conveyed their main characteristics: trustworthiness, traditional values and up-to-date practices. I created two options for that embody these ideas in different ways, in both a conservative serif type style, and a modern sans-serif option.
The No Boundaries Coalition is a groundbreaking organization working to unify segregated neighborhoods in Baltimore City. They needed a new website, one that could serve as a showcase of their work for grant applications as well as a hub of information for its members. I hosted a meeting with members to discuss their needs in a website and decided on WordPress as the optimal platform for them to manage their site in the future. I created mockups for the site followed by custom stylesheets and PHP. Wanting to make sure that every page demonstrates the emotional impact of their work, I designed the site for large scale photographic backgrounds and then contrasted the visuals with bring typography to convey the energy and excitement that surrounds the organization.
PlayPass is a new mobile app subscription service that will soon become a major contender in the app marketplace. When I heard about their mission, I strongly believed what they were doing was a better mobile app buying model for consumers and a better creation model for developers. PlayPass came to me with a strong marketing voice and a solid understanding of who was going to want to use their product–they just needed the right visuals to appeal to that audience. I created the visual identity for the company and designed their logo, typography and color scheme in a vibrant green that would grab the attention of both customers and app developers. I then designed the first release of their mobile app, creating information architecture maps, user flows, wireframes and pixel-perfect mockups. I worked closely with developers throughout this process, providing them all the specs they needed to bring the designs to life.
Moovweb needed a reference tool for the innovative scripting language they developed called Tritium. The language uses a variety of simple functions to help novice web developers create mobile versions of their websites quickly and easily. I worked closely with a software engineer and a training specialist to develop a clear, comprehensive and visually appealing reference of every function a Tritium user may need to look up. I wrote much of the front end myself in HAML/SASS, and even picked up a bit of Ruby along the way.
Deliveroo is a startup that needed a visual identity for their mission to revamp restaurant delivery in the UK. I started with a drawing that one of their developers had made as part of his vision for the company, and turned it into a versatile logo that can be typographical and can also stand alone.
When I started moving into the field of design and needed a new resume, I realized that text resumes were too constraining for my different sets of skills and areas of work experience. When I thought about how to represent myself visually, the obvious choice was a Venn diagram. I’m a designer, an artist, and most of my work experience has been at NGOs, helping further progressive causes around the world. All three of these interests have intersected at different points in my career. The resume is now outdated, but I love it and still keep it as a portfolio item. It reminds me of the energy and passion with which I began my design career, which I now put into my work with clients and companies.
I love fonts and I love maps, so a fun choice for a project was this World Map of Typography. This map charts some of the big ones, based on where in the world they were invented, and the back of the map is a detail of Western European sans-serifs.
My big sister finished her MBA and wanted a beautiful new résumé to match her shiny new diploma. I made one for her in an infographic style, in order to visually represent her varied work experience, skills, and unique personality. It was a labor love, truly–but at least now she owes me big time.
I created this poster for a friend of mine who needed help promoting a show he was playing on a tour with Kimya Dawson and the band Your Heart Breaks. I designed it as an exploration of the aesthetic styles that each of the bands have in their own branding and album artwork.
Using content from GOOD Magazine’s “Good Guide to Volunteering,” I re-made the short pamphlet into a packaged magazine insert. Each interview from the original pamphlet got its own card, complete with its own style to match the “style” of volunteer. Created for a typography course at Maryland Institute College of Art.
The No Boundaries Coalition is a community organizing initiative in Baltimore City. They needed a visual identity that would represent their work uniting neighborhoods across physical and cultural boundaries. I designed them a logo, and I’m building them a user-centric website that facilitates collaboration among coalition members and provides a platform for publicizing community initiatives.