I recently had an interview for a summer opportunity in Philadelphia and I wanted to make something to give to the interviewers as a leave behind as well as to commemorate my first visit to Philly. I explored a lot of options, but then I really liked this doodle I did of Ben Franklin. I continued on that path, finalized the illustration, and then recreated it in illustrator. I thought it would be fun to give something that could go on a wall, and something that is more tactile then just a print, and I have been interested in designing for and making a pennant for a while, so it seemed like the right idea. I needed more than just that doodle for the graphic on the pennant for, so I tried to do a mosaic of philly stuff, but looking at pennant inspiration, I found that the ones that worked best, had fewer more bold graphics, and the majority of them featured type. So it seemed natural that I would use a Ben Franklin quote. I sketched out the quote, and then drew it full scale on newsprint. I scanned it and recreated it in illustrator, and put all the elements together, trying varying combinations on where the illustration could go with the type. I didn’t love the way the Franklin looked in white on the black, so I opted to print a large area of white, and have the text and image be knocked out to reveal the black. The next day I printed out the transparency, exposed the screen, and then got to printing. The screen actually burned very nicely, with the high level of detail in the face of the illustration, however on my first tests on the felt of the pennant, everything got too muddy too quickly. I tried my best to get a clear overall image, however after a few tries, it seemed pointless. I would have to start over and remove the illustration if I wanted to have presentable pennants. Luckily I happened to have printed out a transparency of the reverse of the image, unfortunately I needed to prepare another screen, and it was getting late and I needed to get on the road to actually get to Philly. So I packed up all my supplies in a bag, except for the screen which I sealed in a box (screens when drying and waiting to be used need to be kept in complete dark). When I reached the hotel, I took in all my supplies and started up my makeshift screen printing shop. I was able to get the screen burned and washed out in the hotel shower, and the desk was big enough to print on. In the end I was happy with the way they turned out, however I am sad that the illustration had to be edited.
Editorial illustration made for an article on getting ticketed while riding a bike, for my upcoming bicycle advocacy website.
A gif for an upcoming project.
Custom type treatment for an App proposal. Just classwork, but I really like the way this one is going. More to follow!
A poster I designed for an upcoming screening at my school.
Classwork: Photos from my Photoimaging class assignment
I think I am about to embark on an animation project to carry me throughout the rest of the summer. Here is a rough character sheet for the protagonist, Josh.
My Lollapalooza Tote Bag Design has been chosen a finalist. Help me out and vote for it HERE
My submission for the Toyota Free YR Radio at Outside Lands Tote Bag design contest. Here is a LINK to it if you want to take a look.
Just as a follow up, my Captain Hook submission for the Disney Villain’s Threadless Challenge was rejected! It was denied because it “could use a little more work to be up to the standard that’ll give it the best shot.” I thought they would deny it because of it’s unsavory connections from disney to communism but I think that might be in the subtext. But what can you do? The worst part is, at the end of the email, they say that they hope I revise and resubmit. I dont know what I would do to revise this. It was meant to be minimal.
My submission for the Creative Allies tote bag design for Toyota Free Yr Radio at Lollapalooza Contest. Here is the link to it if you want it, but theres no voting involved. Hope you like it!
My submission for the Disney Villains challenge for Threadless.com. I wanted to give Captain Hook a mark and I wanted to reference it to a historical movement.