"...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
D. Studio is an professional experience design course that works in collaboration with The School of the Art Institute to create graphic and ideas for various promotions.
Tasked with creating a promotional for the course, our team sought to create a campaign that encompasses the innovation and creativity of the course.
In relation to design, we sought to use imagery such as the keyboard and window error message to reference the medium that we use, the computer. We wanted to have a sense of playfulness taken from the error messages but also create a eye catching display with the vinyl on the wall.
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.
Cluck Truck' Em
What does chickens have to do with the automobile industry?
This infographic explores how the chicken tax imposed a large tax rate on the American light truck industry even to this day.