Discipline: Editorial Design
Mid Tide Mag is a hypothetical surf magazine that is unique to surfers and representative of the surf culture. A "mid-tide" refers to the perfect tide for surfers. Its horizontal orientation is designed to simulate the horizon line that every surfer paddles towards in search of the ideal wave. An expressive use of typography is also used to capture qualities of the ocean and surfing experience. While Mid Tide is a horizontal magazine, some sections are printed longitudinal, requiring the reader to interact with the magazine and change its orientation. This design is intended to mimic the change in tides and how a surfer must adapt to new environments.
Discipline: Branding, Package Design
Off the coast of Massachusetts lies the oldest lighthouse in the country: Boston Light. To promote its three hundred year anniversary, a promotional gift set was created. Within this set, it contains a historical timeline of the lighthouse, two tickets to tour the lighthouse, and a bottle of black spiced rum. This commemorative packaging is aesthetically inspired by the lighthouse’s colors and its role of guiding sailors safely through the thick fog.
Client: Farmer's Horse Coffee
Role: Designer / Art Director
Discipline: Branding and Package Design
Farmer's Horse Coffee is a small Ethiopian coffee shop located in the Back Bay area of Boston. Its mission is to brew amazing coffee while also paying tribute to the Ethiopian farmers who harvest it. Kassegn Sirmollo, owner and proud native of Ethiopia, wanted to illustrate this mission through the brand itself. In response, I created a rustic, handmade product to symbolize the hands of the hardworking farmers that source the coffee beans. The subtle, weave pattern found throughout the product is inspired by traditional African textiles and designed to reflect the quality and care the farmers devote to harvesting each coffee bean.
Role: Designer, Illustrator
Discipline: Branding, Illustration, Package Design, Model Design
Many hours of my childhood were devoted to building model airplanes. Each airplane I built began its journey on a toy store shelf, and I always held a certain admiration for its packaging. In honor of my childhood hobby, I designed a limited edition, vintage model airplane set called Voyage. Voyage consists of four themed models: Arlington Glider, Midtown Phantom, Shepherd Ave. Rocket, and The Future Flyer. The first three models are designed to represent the places I lived throughout my life, where the last model is designed to represent the unknown path of my future. The cardboard packaging is intended to mimic the cardboard boxes people use to transport their lives to new locations.
Client: Home Harvest
Discipline: Branding, Editorial Design
Home Harvest is a company established in 2008 to build custom, edible gardens for urban homes. I designed a logo that incorporates the essential tools and foundation needed to accomplish this mission. I also created a stationery package which includes a soil maintenance manual providing clients with more information on the art of gardening.
Role: Designer, App Developer
Discipline: App Development, Branding,
X MARKS THE SPOT.
THE SPOT is a movable, pop-up skate park that is transported from one spot to another via truck. The purpose of this service is to bring a skate park experience to local communities that don’t have skate parks. This will give skaters an opportunity to meet new skaters in different locations to bring the skateboarding community together at large.
Through a downloadable app, skaters have the ability to purchase skate equipment, vote on which skatepark obstacles they would like to see at the next spot, and discover where the next spot will be located.
Ramps built through Black River Ramps.
Skateboards printed actual size 8" by 32".
Year: 2016 & 2017
Role: Designer / Illustrator
Discipline: Branding, Illustration
As a designer, I enjoy the challenge of flexing my illustration skills. Whether it be for commercial use or passion projects.
Discipline: Publication Design
Sullivan Ballou, an officer of the American Civil War, is remembered for the love letter he wrote to his wife one week before he died in battle. Inspired by this famous letter, I designed an expressive typographic book which focuses on the soldiers’ return home from war and the post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that consumed and devastated many of their lives. The name of this book, “Shell Shock,” is a term doctors once used to diagnose a patient with PTSD. Throughout the book, charcoal is used as a medium to resemble the explosions and debris that overwhelm a battlefield and the spot color of red is reminiscent of the bloodshed.
Year: 2015 & 2016
As a designer, I enjoy the challenge of creating a logo that will uniquely convey the core value of a company or organization. An effective logo must emanate simplicity and meaning simultaneously, requiring the designer to think in clever, abstract ways.
Client: Stellwagen Media
Discipline: Title Sequence, Experimental Typography
I had the opportunity to work with Stellwagen Media on its most recent film "FLOW." FLOW is about being the best at what you do and being able to adapt your skills under any circumstance. This film follows a skilled fisherman through Key West, where his craft is put to the test and he must adapt his knowledge of fishing to the changing conditions at sea.
My role in this short film was to design the title sequence, where I had the pleasure of collaborating with talented filmmaker Nick Valaskatgis. Together we experimented with unique ways in which we could conceptually convey this message through typography.