URL is a jewelry brand that recognizes that the youth exist both digitally and physically. Our interactions take place on the internet as well as in the physical world. We are ultra connected, sharing information faster than ever before. Many of us have subconsciously taken on alter egos, curating our lives and identities. We are equal parts URL and IRL. We live in the moment. We relive the moment. We collect moments to be compiled into visual experiences. We have the power to construct our own realities. URL is IRL expression for the digital person.
Associated Objects is a concept shop, selling art for both space and body. AO serves as a platform to promote artists and their one-of-a-kind work. Art and objects are listed at a range of prices, making unique artwork and accoutrements accessible to all.
Associated Objects is for the creative consumer interested in beautiful and intimate interior spaces. They use fashion and accessories as a method for expression their personal taste and style, and appreciate high quality, unqiue pieces.
Every maker featured in the store will work collaboratively with AO to create an inexpensive, functional object— the first release being limited edition acrylic keychains.
AO values high quality, small editions and one-of-a-kind work, and the blurry area where art meets function– distinctly curated and accessible.
A lookbook designed for clothing brand TWO. Photography by Sinjun Strom and Carrie Riehl. "In their collaboration as TWO, Hannah and Mariah love finding ways for fine art and functional design to overlap. They design for those who are adventurous, a little silly, but still sophisticated: Harriet the Spy meets 90s Bjӧrk meets Pippi Longstocking. 2015 was their first official year working together as TWO, and they promise some interesting play on material and redefining of common objects as accessories, as well as a lot of 2's. They strive to bring a youthful twist to traditional fiber techniques, such as basketry, rugmaking, and crochetting. It is of great importance that their pieces are easy to wear and easy to move in. Shorts, dresses, tie-tops, and baggy pants are staple looks of their first collection as they all invite an experience of play."
STRIVING FOR IMPERFECTION
I dissected and selected phrases from Ben Duvall's essay, The Typography Of Utopia/Dystopia to create a poster discussing Postmodernism in typography. Inspired by Duvall's dialectics, I arranged each paragraph and titled them to match the content and concept of the poster. Duvall notes the postmodern trend of hand-generated design in his essay. We can't go back to solely analog ways of working in our digital world, but incorporating the hand in contemporary design work is a step past the stark modernism of the past. The final poster is tiled on manilla copy paper.
I designed the fabric for these two-piece outfits using 35mm film photographs I have collected over the years during trips to tropical, seaside lands. The sporty dry-wicking fabric was sublimated in order to print all over. I worked with Sinjun Strom, pictured in the photos, to create a custom pattern and assemble these skirt / tank outfits.
Acrylic jewelry designs created in 2017.
The goal for this experimental book was to capture and curate 36 hours of my life. I arranged digital and 35mm film photographs of found typography printed on transparent acetate in clear plastic sleeves. The book measures 4.5"x5" and is separated by three transitional phrases in white vinyl lettering- M A K E, N E W, M E A N I N G S. The book is abstract in nature, meant to transform in meaning depending on the readers experience. It loosely illustrates my creative process- gathering inspiration and source material in my day to day life, often on film, analyzing the imagery I've gathered, then cropping, enlarging, rearranging and pairing work to create meaning and brief narrative moments. The translucency of the book pairs photos in front of and below one another. Relationships are formed on each page and change as you continue through the book- the readers own personal connotations will shape the narrative making each experience new. These relationships reveal themselves as you go through the book.
Led by Luke Williams of Paperless Post, I established a brand behavior for local Baltimore business, Hunting Ground- an eclectic new and vintage clothing store in an old church.
My goal was to develop a striking and effective style that the two store owners can easily replicate as new products arrived in store. With a focus on texture, I photographed the store, products, and fixtures. I then borrowed a dozen vintage pieces and began the design process by scanning the clothing. I took advantage of Instagram’s format by creating a larger, scrolling experience to captivate new customers.
A visual timeline of Icelandic artist and musician Björk- I displayed her discography and a short blurb of her acheivements alongside the dates she has released music. Visualizing Bjork's style is no easy task, as her image is constantly shifting. I chose to put focus on her albums and include minimal additional information regarding her personal life and awards. Digitally altering and glitching the images and dates eludes to her digital / multimedia involvement and references her unique persona. The asymmetrical balance subtly skews the information, in a still, yet teetering composition.
VISUAL INTERVIEW - HAYVEYAH MCGOWAN
A french fold featuring artist and designer Hayveyah McGowan.
MATTE LIP LACQUER REPACKAGING
RK by KISS's Matte Lip Lacquer is a creamy, bold pigmented, low-cost matte lip lacquer. I decided to redesign the packaging to elevate the brand and maintain a sense of boldness and to bring in an element of luxury and high quality. My solution was to create a lux marbled pattern using polymer clay, repeating the pattern on the gloss and box packaging, varied by lip color. Clean, simple typography reinforces the feeling of high quality. I also packaged a 3-pack gift set in a clear zipper bag with vinyl type; a clean, contemporary, reusable solution to packaging several glosses together.
COMMUNICATION THEORY WEBSITE
I created this website as a final project to display the terminology I learned in my Applied Communication Theory class. My goal was to display the information in an innovative way; to engage a wide audience. I utilized parallax scrolling featuring elements from the photographic examples in my website to create a consistent design style. Hovering over photos reveals the original color and an explanation of the term.