“killing the mountain god” is an art book I wrote, designed, and self-published. The book is a collection of writings and photographs I took while at the HEIMA residency in east Iceland in 2015. Inspired by magical realism, the writing is a nonlinear method of storytelling; some parts read more like journal entries and others, like poetry. Thematically, the book explores feelings of isolation and misalignment with nature; the disconnect felt when one’s own emotions don’t match up to the placidity of the landscape around.
Art Direction for various product shoots for brands such as Superga, Betsey Johnson, Blue By Betsey, Steve Madden and Target.
A FUTURE WE CAN VIBE WITH was a charity event and art exhibit. Inspired by the want to pull from potential rather than problem, I invited artists to imagine a positive, alternative future to what we're being shown in mainstream media. The group exhibit had over 30 artists represented and was shown in the Gowanus Print Lab gallery in Gowanus, Brooklyn. 75% of the proceeds from sold art went to the Global Greengrants Fund, an environmental non-profit that mobilizes resources for communities worldwide to protect our shared planet and work toward a more equitable world.
The show featured paintings, prints, and drawings, as well as zines and books that were donated by PM Press and Verso Books. I acted as curator and organizer for the show but also wanted to keep the spirit of collaboration central to the exhibit. I worked with designer Phil Gibson on the branding of the exhibit, and several of the artists worked together to curate the walls.
Global Greengrants interviewed me prior to the show, and some more info on the project can be seen here.
I am a visual designer at ICPH, a research nonprofit that gathers data on homeless children and their families (primarily in New York, and nationwide). I work alongside policy analysts and researchers to create visual graphics, reports and marketing materials. We are currently designing for Beyond Housing 2020, a national conference centered on discussions around homelessness.
U-CAN-BURGER is a children's toy and subsequent package design; the challenge was to create a product that could exist in a unique container. I created the branding from start to finish and designed the toys that lived inside. The toy is meant to educate on nutrition as well as inspire creativity in young children.
I created all digital and print collateral for the SCOPE Miami 2014 Fair, and designed print collateral fort the SCOPE New York 2015 Fair. I designed the wayfinding system and floorplan for the event. During the fair, I contributed to installation and maintenance of galleries and acted as a liaison between the gallerists and our operations team. I worked in communications and customer service as well.
In September of 2019, I worked with the Center for Urban Pedagogy and Red Hook Community Justice Center on Swept Up, an urban investigation project with youth in Red Hook. Students explored what police conspiracies are, and how they impact their community in Brooklyn.
While at Rebecca Minkoff, I designed digital and print assets for their various platforms. I worked with a translator to make WeChat stories for their Chinese market. Additionally, I designed emails, gifs, and other promotional material for sales and events.
The Exquisite Corpse Shall Drink the New Wine: Exercises in Collaborative Design was an inter-media project that resulted in a free newspaper distribution. Using the style of a century-old surrealist word game, I created a loose structure for myself and 7 other collaborators to work in. Within this structure, we created 52 prompts, from which we created new pieces; photographs, comics, performances, drawings, and a one night exhibit. These happenings took place over the course of a month at Purchase College, and everything was a collaborative effort. The newspapers featured all the works created, along with artist interviews about the process. Artists discussed their inspirations, difficulties, and plans for future work.
Newspaper kiosks designed specifically for the project were distributed around campus, and were left behind to be used for future publications.
Contributors included: William Beattie, Lauren Britton, Zoe Browne, Lee Burnett, Irving George, Lauren Oliver, and Lucca Zeray.
Published under Mount Olympus Print Shop, printed by the Newspaper Club.
Corrosive Femininities is an ongoing inquiry into how we package the idea of self-care under capitalism, versus what our needs are in an oppressive system. I prototyped the first writing workshop alongside Shenise Ramirez at the Independent Art Book Fair in September 2018.
The workshop included an initial conversation portion, followed by a free writing period. Entries will be compiled and published as a collaborative zine.
Various projects for Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson, and Superga.
I assisted in art direction and conceptualization of photoshoots for Steve Madden, Superga and Betsey Johnson.
Prayers of Surrender is the companion zine to “killing the mountain god”. I wrote and designed it in 2015, during a voyage from Iceland to Denmark aboard the Norrona Ferry.
In-house art direction for watches and handbags. Clients included Betsey Johnson, Superga and Steve Madden.
Aided in conceptualization of commercial events for clients such as Cafe Bustelo, DKNY, Marc by Marc Jacobs, PopSugar, Blue by Betsey Johnson, and Hard Rock Hotel. Designed print and digital collateral for various events ranging from Pop Up Cafes to perfume launches.
Designed the Fall 2019 social media campaign for the Freedom Fund, a non-profit that works to end modern slavery throughout the world.