Forest Park is one of the largest city parks and the people who care for it deserve a brand that represents their connection to the city of Portland. This rebrand concept for Forest Park Conservancy includes a brand book with details about the new logo, stationery design and field journal with a pencil for volunteers working in the park.
I enjoy designing and styling for lifestyle photo shoots and fashion photography has always interested me. Collaborating with my friends, I create a preview lookbook to get a better understanding of the production for a project like this.
All photographs were taken with a Nikon D3100 and edited in Photoshop.
My objective in replicating the Hung Far Low sign was an attempt to change the perception of Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood. With extensive research I found the best way to tell the neighborhoods’ story was through some form of art that would draw people in. Layering construction paper and using quilling I was able to create a dimensional replica to sit inside a shadow frame box.
The piece was featured at Portland State University’s MK Gallery. My plan to continue the series with Old Town Pizzas’ sign, attached to the Merchant Hotel and the White Stag sign with the Old Town water tank.
Made magazine is a simple publication featuring projects for the home and beyond. The magazine is saddle stitched making it easy to take the magazine apart if necessary. Also available as a digital magazine using Adobe Digital Publishing Solutions (DPS).
The Made Shop + Studio developed as a way to produce both the magazine and the projects created. This mailer would get the word out to local vendors and subscribers to the publication.
My mom was the one who told me I had talent and to keep growing my talents because she never had the chance to. After her passing, I was left with an overwhelming doubt like I’d never have the chance either but I told myself I have to honor my mother’s memory by living up to the potential she wanted for me.
My intention with this series was to show myself in my own journey with my mom as “the Other.” The Other being the driving force that keeps me motivated to try harder, never settle and reach for more.
Each photograph contains 4—6 separate images combined together so that the final photographs are 32in by 82in. The final image size invites the viewer in the space to feel the tone of the photograph. The digital images were taken with a Nikon D3100, while the film images were taken with a Canon AE-1 on 35mm film.
My main project with IDL Worldwide was to come up with a new mood and tone for their materials library. I was encouraged to think not just about labeling but how the shelving could accommodate organization and still modern.
Using SketchUp to complete this project, I designed a manual with detailed sketches of the space and instructions for redesign.
A wine series inspired from the Molly Ringwald 80’s films, Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles. Each label, including the mark, was hand drawn with Prisma color markers and watercolor background. The illustrated Mollyof a modern Molly from the film.
Working freelance, I have mostly designed for invitations and cards. One of which was the wedding invitation and rsvp for my very good friend looking for an classic invite. Working with a limited budget, I had the invitations laser printed on an elegant canvas paper giving the ink a slight shine.
The concept behind this installation photo shoot was to find a way to interact with type. Shooting with a Nikon D3100, I chose verbs that could translate into photographs—each hand cut and painted white.
IDL Worldwide hosted a luminaries exhibit showing lighting fixtures designed by local Portland artist. With the show being opened to employees I took the opportunity to work with new materials to create a hexagon lighting fixture. The fixture was sold in IDL’s silent auction.
White Hemlock Wood
Coated Aluminum Wire
15’ White Lamp Cord with On/Off Switch
A yoga instructor trying to steer traffic to his classes at local studios thought a business card would help. I took it a step further and presented a mini booklet with accordion fold that would list his classes and locations with appealing and calming images that he’ll be able to replace eventually. The instructor loved the idea and we are currently working on production.
Ever had an altercation you felt guilty about afterward?
Well to break the ice and save yourself some embarrassment I’ve designed an Official Apology Form to add some humor to your apology.
The coffee lovers guide is an interactive interface with ingredients and directions on how to make different kinds of coffees, lattes, and mochas. The interface is just a mock up, not a live site.
This map design of the Lewis and Clark Expedition including Native American tribes, plants, and wildlife discovered. All illustrations were done in Adobe Illustrator.