I designed 22 oz. beer labels for Migration Brewing Company's distribution line. Migration wanted a clean and minimalist design that would stand out on the shelf when lined up with other bottle designs. I created a hand drawn energetic pattern to contrast with the elegant and simple typography, then colored the patterns to reflect the flavor profile of each beer. The back label holds all the extra information a consumer would want to know, in a clear and easy to read design. Cheers to great beer and dashing design!
Nazeerah is a thoughtfully curated Egyptian textile design shop based out of Portland, Oregon. The goal of the company is to provide an avenue to revitalize the dying art form of textile design in Egypt by selling the beautiful handmade items to the rest of
The logo is a single line weight geometric abstraction designed to reference the patterns found in Egyptian textile design while paying homage to the iconic scarab and it’s underlying symbolism of growth and fertility. The lines that jut out from the tear drop shape in the middle of the design mimic energy sprouting from the heart, seed
The type is designed to be paired with the scarab and accentuates the geometric design by using the same line weight as the logo. The cross bar of the letter A mimics the bottom of the tear drop shape. The serif's that begin at the top of the letter N and branch out from the middle of the letter H evokes energetic balance.
Nazeerah's logo references so much of ancient Egyptian culture yet at the same time maintains an elegant airy modern edge that is fresh and contemporary.
The warm, folksy feel of the small cafés and restaurants of Western Europe lingered in
my memory long after my travels. The atmosphere of these places seemed naturally designed, crafted by the decorative instincts of an artistic person with an innate understanding of beauty and design. Illustrations of food and hand lettering
give these places that hand crafted feel
and I wanted to bring that ambiance to
Le Petit Chariot.
I worked with the Bride and Groom to create custom wedding invitations for their destination wedding in Italy. The invitation package is a self mailer with all pieces fitting inside the invitation which folds up into an envelope. The couple's love of botanicals, appreciation of the natural aesthetic and the bride's passion for bee keeping inspired the hand painted flora, foliage and bee motif.
Finish people are very connected to nature and during the long summers they spend as much time as possible outdoors. Spending time in nature is considered part of a healthy lifestyle in Finland. The country itself is staggeringly beautiful and as a brand, I wanted to highlight the importance of nature and the calm effect it has on people. Even in the dead of winter when it is dark 24 hours a day you can see the northern lights above the misty snowy hills glow with beauty.
For this brand, I explored imagery that highlights Finland's rolling hills, mystical foggy climate and their thousands of lakes. The blue color palette evokes calmness. The texture used throughout the visual theme references the unpolished imperfection of rural life that is so authentic.
This postcard is a promotional piece for a local Italian restaurant in Portland. It carries the strong brand elements of Ava Gene's including fonts and color palette, but offers a bit of a creative opportunity to use painting and illustration to create something a little more artistic and fun.
My client asked for wedding invitations inspired by aspects of both Art Deco and Art Nouveau. She was particularly drawn to the moody color pallets, the theme of repeat patterns and the "opium den" feel. After gaining inspiration from research, I designed a motif and theme that echoed the vibe she wanted, but with subjects I had not seen in this kind of artwork such as the moth motif, and my own stylization of dandelions and poppies. All artwork is hand drawn.
I am always inspired by the nature here
in the Pacific Northwest. With the arrival
of springtime, Portland is filled with fresh blooms. When I need a mental break, I enjoy painting the flowers, foliage, pine cones and bugs from my garden. Sometimes, those paintings are incorporated into my design work. In this case, paintings from this spring have been turned into a repeating floral pattern for clothing.
Redesigning one of my favorite albums was a passion project for me. I have spent so many hours of my life listening to Songs of Love
and Hate that it seemed appropriate to
create a design that reflects the music that I love so much.
My imagery references the existence of duality in life. The yin and the yang, the light and dark, the growth and decay. A bearded Iris falls from it’s stem and melts into a watercolor petal as it begins to decay. It is that nearly unrecognizable moment,
when the flower is somewhere between
what it was, and what it will be, that
reminds me of love and hate.
I am one of those people who often will choose a product by the packaging or label design. One thing I notice when I am standing in front of a shelf of options, is that sometimes all the designs begin to blend together and lose their impact. When that happens, the item that stands out the most is often the one with the more simplified design. In the case of Hova Chocolates, I explored how minimalism and the use of white space, combined with a simple but dynamic color palette and interesting typography can be the most eye catching product on the shelf.
Sixes and Sevens is a British idiom meaning to be in a state of confusion or disarray. I’ve felt this kind of frenzy when overwhelmed by powerful music.
This record shop is inspired by1960’s Mod Culture. Fashion and music were the focal point of this subculture and I wanted to reference those aesthetics when creating this brand. The black and white color palette and geometric pattern allude to that style. In addition, I kept coming back to the power of music and how it connects human beings to each other. I kept thinking of the childhood game connect the dots, or constellations in the sky, and how we as humans have an inclination to visually draw those lines to connect one thing to another. I developed my pattern with that concept in mind.
For this line of paper goods, I was thinking about Relief style of printmaking. I was inspired by the idea of a simple design that is carved into wood or linoleum blocks and repeatedly stamped. However, I wanted more depth to the design than what a simple stamp would create and so with Relief printmaking my inspiration, I painted the pattern using Guache so that the watery texture of the paint and natural gradients of colors blending together would lend a softness and handmade touch to the design.
I can make old, discolored and cracked photos look new again!
I work in a variety of mediums including pen, pencil, scratchboard and guache.