I’m interested in exploring strategies and situations in which the public has taken a collaborative role in the art-making process // Participatory art emphasizes process over the product and champions the idea of collective authorship. By directly engaging the audience in the creative process, this publication was generated using Conditional Design methodology and subjective intentions. The most important aspects of the Conditional Design process are time, relationship, and change. I intentionally chose a translucent paper so when participants added their pages over time, they can see the residue of the pages before them.
Object + Methods Lecture Series presents Eric Timothy Carlson // Objects + Methods is a free public lecture series by the VCUarts Department of Graphic Design. Eric Timothy Carlson isis a Brooklyn-based artist working with the themes of symbolism and semiotics through drawing and the process of accumulation.
Dimensionality as it relates to space and materials and dimensionality as it relates to concept and process // Inspired by the artwork of Jaume Plensa, this publication is an exercise in translating a three-dimensional artwork to a two dimensional surface.
Learning creates layers of knowledge // Spreads from Figure #1 Prism, a zine for the 2017 New York Art Book Fair by the VCU Arts First Year Graduate Students.
Focusing on the playfulness and nostalgia of toys // The identity and poster design for Metro Theater's 2017 Family Friendly Gala, Toyfest, incorporates toys that are recognizable to all generations.
A playful celebration that appealed to both children and adults // Collaborating with the team at Metro Theater Company, I helped to create the identity for The Monster Rumpus, the first family-friendly gala in Saint Louis. The identity was used for all promotion materials and transformed the Pageant, where the event took place, with life-sized monster cutouts.
18 month calendar design using black and white photography and simple type.
Exploring the patterns created when art, science, and technology converge // The Murmuration Festival was a 3-day festival that brought together artists, musicians, innovators, scientists, and entrepreneurs to engage the public and share their work via conversations, talks, panel discussions, and musical performances. The festival took place in the Cortex Innovation District, a vibrant 200-acre innovation and technology hub in St. Louis.
I was approached to design and fabricate the event signage for the Murmuration Festival. When designing the signage, I knew I wanted to embrace the hands-on, maker approach the festival was centered around. To achieve this, I used raw materials including concrete and plywood. The signage was directly printed on plywood and the plywood was attached to oversized a-frames and concrete stands. I mixed and poured over 700 pounds of concrete by hand. I was able to utilize the TechShop St. Louis to build the signage. This project was rewarding not only because I was able to give back to my community, but it was also an opportunity to physically bring my designs to life.
Creating a welcoming environment that is reflective of the Belizean culture and heritage // The Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport in Belize is the singular international airport and the point of entry for all incoming and outgoing air travelers. The design package includes external and internal signage, 3-dimensional wall graphics, custom wallcovering and column graphics, and window glazing graphics.
Marketing materials developed for Studio 369, the graphic design studio within the Lawrence Group. Promotional items include a fully customizable book for presenting work to potential clients.
Publication as one continuous roll // Using metal hooks screwed into the wall, wood dowels, and a diagonal crossing pattern sewn on a plastic canvas, I created a visual representation of connection, exploration, and continuousness.
Capturing diner nostalgia while working seamlessly with chess details // The Kingside Diner is a multi-purpose diner space connected to the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. The identity needed to capture the diner nostalgia while working seamlessly with chess details.
This project was an AIGA 14 Show Winner. This project also won an ADDY Certificate for illustration.
Custom designed wedding stationery including: invite, wedding information card, rsvp postcard, and wedding program.