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When In Doubt, Sketch

Posted in Charcoal, Pastel, Projects
When In Doubt, Sketch

Here is a quick sampling of some of my fine-art sketches from the past couple days relaying to a previous blog post of mine, Love Your Ugly Children; varying from pastel and charcoal to conte crayon and graphite. Basically I’ve set up a personal challenge where I’m trying to stay creative & calm through mediums other […]

Studies Can Tell A Story

Studies Can Tell A Story

Throughout my exploration with photography I have found myself drawn to photographing different elements within the built environment. In one of my explorations I focused solely on the different variations of lines I could capture with different angles and cropping. After this exploration I experimented with resizing and compiling my images together into one, unified piece. I […]

Love Your Ugly Children

Love Your Ugly Children

In Bruce Mau’s, An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth, four little bits of advice really captured my attention: “Love your experiments (as you would an ugly child). Joy is the engine of growth. Exploit the liberty in casting your work as beautiful experiments, iterations, attempts, trials, and errors. Take the long view and allow yourself the […]

Kant Projections

Kant Projections

“Time has one dimension only; different times are not simultaneous, but successive, while different spaces are never successive, but simultaneous.” –Immanuel Kant Content The goal is to create an immersive experience for the viewer, while altering their perception of what one would typically associate with a singular space. I want to force the viewer to […]

What is a Designer?

Posted in Inspiration
What is a Designer?

After reading Alvin Lustig’s, “What is a Designer?” lecture from 1954, I have to say I really enjoy/agree with the way he depicts the designer throughout the beginning of his spiel; he states that “design is related in some way to the world, the society that creates it…[and that] each period of design is an […]

The Butter To My Burnt Toast

The Butter To My Burnt Toast

In a single weekend Blitz workshop with John Bielenberg, co-creator of Future Partners (you can find their website here: http://futurepartners.is/), The University of Oklahoma design students were split up into teams and challenged to be bold, get out, think wrong, make stuff, bet small, and move fast. My team and I created The Butter to My Burnt […]

Pinholes

Pinholes

A friend and I decided to create our own pinhole cameras with old cans and a piece of black tape. I experimented mainly with different architectural angles and people. I actually lucked out on one of them and talked two of the janitors, that I befriended from being at the studio late at night last semester, into […]

Playing With Panoramas

Posted in Photography
Playing With Panoramas

I decided to experiment with panoramas while documenting different juxtapositions of nature and manmade objects this past week while traveling. I was really excited to experiment with different angles and settings just to see what the end result would look like since I’ve never really played with panoramas (besides with ones I’ve quickly made on my smartphone). […]

Drive By Press Print Workshop

Posted in Projects, Serigraphy
Drive By Press Print Workshop

Here are my poster and pamphlet designs for this summer’s Drive By Press Workshop that I’m working on for my internship. The only specs they gave me for this design was to make it super bad ass looking. So I figured what could be more hardcore than a bitmapped/woodcut shark? I’m still working on the […]

The Hodgepodge Quilt

Posted in Projects, Serigraphy, Sewing
The Hodgepodge Quilt

The idea behind this quilt was to take all of my animal/human themed ideas I’ve come up with this past year and put them into patterns/iconic images and then sew them all together. It’s supposed to have a sort of chaotic feel representing the end of a semester and a sleep-deprived, frazzled mind. It was also […]

Pokemon

Posted in Interactive, Projects
Pokemon

About a month ago, a friend of mine and I came up with the great idea to remake the original pokemon game (for gameboy) BUT we’re making it three times bigger and creating our own pokemon to add to the originals. It will include the original map but this game doesn’t stop with just the […]

Footprint

Posted in Interactive, Projects
Footprint

Currently I am working on designing + coding an app. So far here is my design, it’s still in the beginning stages and is only for Windows phones right now, but I plan on developing it for IOS too.   Here is also the website I’ve been working on to be used as a promotional means […]

The City of Signage

The City of Signage

Despite the preconceived notions that LA is nothing more than a traffic-jammed, latte-loving metropolis where only the most wealthy/beautiful people can live, I’m glad to say I was pleasantly surprised with what I actually found–aside from the whole traffic part (I was right on that one). Given my love of signage, street art and everything cultural, taking […]

Timed Reduction Challenge

Posted in Projects, Serigraphy
Timed Reduction Challenge

This weekend I decided to give myself a new, fun little project: see how many colors I can get done on a reduction print in less than 12 hours (I started at 6 pm and ended at 5:43 am this morning). The answer to that question is 9. I was originally shooting for 12 (one […]