Art Direction

Beyond The Row

Beyond the Row is a high-end fashion and lifestyle blog that differentiates itself through conceptual design, advertising, and storytelling. I was brought on board to help establish an identity and aesthetic for the brand.

Refinery 29 + Nike

I was asked by Refinery29 to work on a new business pitch to Nike. The task at hand revolved around creating a custom e-commerce page that integrated their editorial work, social, fanbase, and featured product.

Fan Club Issues

The zine is narrated from the eyes of an obsessive fan who gathers information from tabloids and social media. The art direction is inspired by children's books such as Not A Box, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Funny Little Woman. The first issue contains the following: Amanda Bynes, Macaulay Culkin, and Miley Cyrus.

Rolling Stone: Your Year In Music Application

The idea of the campaign is to create a musical event and application for Rolling Stone that will allow subscribers to connect both personally and virtually before the event. Over the last twelve years Rolling Stone has been critizied within their music section. My goal was to create a campaign that will increase both subscriptions and renewals, as well as foster a new and younger community around the magazine. What the application would do: The application will scan the user's library and create an interactive timeline of music based on what the user has been listening to over the past year.When a user logs through their Rolling Stone membership ID, they can automatically renew their subscription to magazine. Once they have renewed or subscribed they will automatically be able given both access to attend and vote for the performer they want to see play at the "Your Year In Music" event. If a user can not attend the event they will be given live streaming access to the event and its performance.

Operation Smile Campaign

This project was done as a complete rebrand for the nonprofit Operation Smile. The concept of this campaign and rebrand entirely revolve around the tagline "Because There Aren't Enough Smiles". I pushed this campaign in various ways to reach different target audiences, but ultimately I wanted to change the mindset from "I feel bad, I need to donate" to "I feel bad, I want to help". Their current advertising was very upfront about showing people suffering from cleft lip and palate, which is the main thing I wanted to change in this new brand platform. The rebrand involved a print campaign, mobile application, responsive website redesign, T.V. commercial, a stop motion piece (to share via web), and a social media campaign involving Instagram. Everything produced is completely original and was designed, written, and edited/directed by me.

  • Adobe Achievement Awards – Semi-finalist "Browser Based Design"
  • Winner of the 2012 Academy of Art Spring Show – Campaign and Branding
  • 2nd Place at 2012 Academy of Art Spring Show – Concept Design Process

Black Dynamite T.V. Show

I worked with Director Brian Ash and the Ars Nova Team to generate social media buzz around their animated show "Black Dynamite". Every Sunday I would put together imagery that related to the upcoming show, which then would be shown on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. The designs shown are some of my favorite pieces I created, that were leveraged on social media to advertiste the upcoming show.

Web + Interactive

ASTRALWERKS Redesign

Astralwerks is a record label that releases primarily electronic music. The label has been around for 20 years and in 2014 are looking for a digital refresh. They pride themselves on finding and signing new talent across the U.S. and Europe. Notable artists that have signed with Astralwerks are Porter Robinson, Swedish House Mafia, The Chemical Brothers, and Deadmau5.

T.D. Ameritrade : Welcome To Human Finance

"Welcome to Human Finance" was a campaign we launched in September, targeting BABs, RIA's, and Independent brokers. The campaign consisted of three separate responsive microsites, rich media/flash banners, social media take overs, and print ads. I helped establish the design aesthetic, direction, and animation for the digital side of this campaign.

Creative Director : Frank Lockwood

Video + Motion

So Make Something

I was affected by budget cuts my sophmore year in college. Education plays a very important part in my life, and when my university was going to cut part of the Art Department I had no choice, but to transfer to an art school. I created and hand drew this stop motion piece about the importance of creativity, and the value of art alone.

Stream Of Consciouness

I draw alot. Anyone who really knows me knows that I doodle weird things, usually people with large eyes looking in opposite directions. The narrative of my doodles are always in the form of stream of consciousness. This video gives an insight into the way I think when I approach my book.

N.Y. Compartment$

This is a conceptual video about being alone and unaware of one's reality and presence. The mood of the narrative fluctuates between three colors, white, red, and black.

Save Your Breath

The concept of this experimental video is driven by the expression "save your breath". I am facinated by the language of abstraction through sound, and wanted to combine the elements of visual storytelling with enhanced sound.

About + Contact

Human interaction, reaction, and emotion inspire me the most as an artist and designer. Prior to emphasizing in Web Design + New Media, at the Academy of Art University; I studied Fine Art -Painting at the University of Nevada, Reno. Everything that I do revolves around concept. Being beautiful is like sprinting, creating something beautiful is timeless.
Awards + Publications
  • * 2013 Pancakes + Booze Art Show 111 Minna Gallery – Featured Artist (SF)
  • * 2013 Greenpoint Gallery – Featured Artist (NY)
  • * 2012-13 Adobe Achievement Awards – Browser Based Design (Nationwide)
  • * Winner of 2012 Academy of Art Spring Show (SF)
  • * 2012 Misc Magazine Featured Artist (Nationwide)
  • * 2012 Exit Strata Featured Artist (NY)
  • * Freelance Designer T.V. Show "Black Dynamite" (NY)
  • * 2012 Pancakes + Booze Art Show – Featured Artist (SF)
  • * Winner of the 2011 S.T.A.N.D. Design Competition (Nationwide)
  • * 2009-2011 Academy of Art Annual Spring Show Semi-Finalist (SF)
  • * 2009-2012 Academy of Art- Scholarship Recipient (SF)
  • * 2009 Academy of Art - Summer Portfolio grant (SF)