"...in Contemporary Practices, we are interested in beginnings, in the importance of the experiment, and of processes – gestures – and actions that may be unfamiliar.”
Going with the spirit of what it means to be Contemporary Practices, I decided to take a more interactive approach to the idea of a traditional catalogue book.
This is an interactive book where the readers are meant to take pages apart (or not it has a function as a book after all) and mix and match them like a huge puzzle. The large letters that go off the page can be completed when the pages are connected together. The large letters also serve as a functional indexing guide if the reader wanted to put the pages back into a book form.
13x 19" Unbounded Catalogue
D. Studio is an professional experience design course that works in collaboration with The School of the Art Institute to create graphic for various promotions.
As a promotional, my team and I wanted to create something that wasn’t your typical “apply to this class” poster that we often see. We wanted something more eye catching, fun, silly, something that was a little more atypical than your average poster.
Utilizing the space we sought to create graphics that every designer can relate to, the computer, the medium of choice for everyone there.
Located on the central entrance of the Visual Communication department of SAIC.
Collaboration with Shavana Green, Elena Frank, and Stephanie Kim
Photos by Shavana Green
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.
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 UI/ UX research and development.
Collaboration with: Nancy Hu, Ann Liu, Elena Franck, Liz Dyla
Takashi Murakami (村上 隆) is a Japanese contemporary artist. He works both in fine arts 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 much of it is presented to a western audience. As such I try to recontextualize the work's audience by appealing to Japanese culture itself.
It is made to resemble Japanese stab stitch book and is meant to be read right to left. Keeping in mind that this may be presented to a western audience, it can also be read from left to right.
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.