"...in Contemporary Practices, we are interested in beginnings, in the importance of the experiment, and of processes – gestures – and actions that may be unfamiliar. The very act of naming the department “Contemporary Practices” reflects our belief in the continually evolving nature of artistic practices."
The large letterforms that bleed off the page is used as a indexical system and a way for the readers to interact with the catalogue. Pulling apart the booklet allows readers to put the pages together like a puzzle to form the full letterform. In a reflection of the flow of the letter placement, the image are placed loosely based on a grid system to keep a pacing that is natural and flowing, rather than a being rigid and thus feeling like many of the catalogues of past years.
13x 19" Unbounded Catalogue
The Field Museum is an iconic Chicago institute that houses a multitude of artifacts and research. Through intensive research, my new identity system for the museum reflects the organization's complex layer of exhibitions, research, activities, and aspirations.
As a group with different lived experiences and identities, I created a mark that would retain a level of neutrality in order to reach out to those experiences and identities. Voiced by members of the group, the original design and connotation, a peach symbol with the name, erased many Asian cultures and identities and was discarded.
The current design pulls visuals as acronyms from the full title. By cutting the S and rounding the edges of the letter A, it not only gives the design a softer more welcoming feeling, but it also adds some personality to the design as well.
It is paired up with Brandon Text, which also reflects some of the ideology behind the visual without trying to take away from it.
This can now be found on any promotional materials created and distributed by the group.
Holiday Art sale
Influenced by my own experience of the art sale, the design focuses on the motion of crowdedness, feelings of liveliness, and the overall holiday spirit of the event. This idea is a culmination of two different approaches: one through typographic expression and the other being a symbolic reference through imagery.
Takashi Murakami (村上 隆) is a Japanese contemporary artist. He works in fine arts media as well as commercial media and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts.
Murakami's work is largely influenced by his own culture yet it is showcased to the western world. I try to bring back some of the elements that he is influenced by and contextualize his work as such.
Physically it resembles a traditional Japanese stab stitch book. The book is meant to be read traditionally going from right to left, but it is also design in a way where it can be read left to right.
A collaborative between designers and researchers at the Center for Spatial Data Science to create a tool that will help city decision-makers better analyze and allocate health resources where they’re most needed in Chicago.
My role was focused on UX and UI research.
Collaboration with: Nancy Hu, Ann Liu, Elena Franck, Liz Dyla
Surrealities: Milwaukee - A Surrealist Guide is a travel guide for those searching for both weird adventures and traveling. Use as a travel guide at your own risk, stories and writings can be warped and may not appear as it is in the real world. Writings based on my personal experience in the city. A monthly publication.
Book interpretation of Incidences by Daniil Kharms.
Cluck Truck' Em
What does chickens have to do with the automobile industry? Why were light trucks affected by something called the chicken tax? What is the chicken tax and light trucks?
This infographic explores how this so called chicken tax imposed a large tax rate on the American light truck industry even to this day.