Hypothetical vinyl artwork for The Dead Weather. This is my only student piece still on display. It is a unique project for me in that I was able to get so hands on with the process. It is a complete vinyl package complete with front and back cover, inside covers, vinyl sleeve, and vinyl labels. The Dead Weather is a band I would describe as deeply moody and electric. I wanted to add movement and power with the use of smoke imagery and geometry. Both are present throughout.
Cover and sleeve imagery taken by me.
KITTY BRANDING scope
Fictitious Japanese-style tea house branding inspired by the cat cafes of Tokyo.
Tea is such an integral part of life in many parts of the world. It defines how so many start and break up their day. With that, along with a modernized Japanese icon, I developed the tea drinking lucky cat (maneki neko). These cats are typically seen holding items that represent different facets of life that are being brought luck. This cup of tea symbolizes luck in the manor of the day to day.
The colors used here mimic the youthful side of modern day Japan and play off the cartoonish lines of the logo form.
And to you all I say: Drink tea, stay lucky!
HOUSE OF FIFE BRANDING
Branding concept for local stationary company. This work was created for the vision of my cousin inspired by our shared Scottish ancestry. It is an important facet of both our identities. They hailed from a small county off the Scottish Bay called Fife.
I used the grassy knolls and stark white coastal homes as inspiration for the logo mark. The script fits into each other representing the close knit community of buildings as well as the bond we feel with our distant kin. Lastly in the repeat pattern I created, there is a subtle representation of the white ‘X’ in the flag of Scotland.
Ultimately the project was put on hold for her to pursue other endeavors. But we both hope to develop this vision further in the future.
GROWL MAGAZINE scope
GROWL is a conceptual magazine containing curated, edgy lifestyle in the means of fashion, food, drink, and travel.
My initial inspiration was the final collection of fashion designer Michelle Lesniak Franklin on Project Runway. Her tough, utilitarian, fashionably survivalist garments encapsulated the essence of this magazine.
The design I left minimal to further draw attention to the mood and solitary nature of its contents.