I received a BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016. The environment there really encouraged conceptual thinking and allowed me to study a variety of subjects such as typography, branding, package design, poster design, layout design for digital and print platforms, color theory, and several out of major courses in photography and digital illustration.
Type specimen poster series on the Johnston typeface.
From a series on Propaganda. My poster calls attention to the fact that the breast cancer pink ribbon was once a symbol for strength and resilience, but is now just an overused icon that companies throw onto their products to make a profit.
The assignment was to bring awareness to a social issue through typography. I chose to spell out different diseases, that are among the most common causes of death in the United States, with objects that represent the every day substances we consume that can eventually lead to these fatal illnesses. Each poster is a photograph, with typography made of carefully placed pieces of candy, hand-drawn whipped cream, individually baked pieces of pizza, and hundreds of pictures of smoke pieced together.
A poster for a hypothetical lecture series held at the RISD Auditorium. I was assigned the word "combustion", and decided to construct the word out of rainbow sprinkles pieced together in Photoshop.
The assignment was to design a textface for a book, in which I chose The Little Prince. With rounded, open letterforms and a tall x-height, Arrondie is designed to be easily legible, and is especially targeted towards children who have just learned how to read.