"...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."
This collection of images though curated by the designer, is works of those in the Contemporary Practice department. To put that power back to the reader, it encourages the reader to curate their own view of their work and their peers work, whether they only showcase a page which only contains their own work, create a huge poster in which shows the department as a whole, or simply keep it as a catalogue.
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.
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 is a Japanese contemporary artist. He works in fine arts media (such as painting and sculpture) as well as commercial media (such as fashion, merchandise, and animation) and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts.
The concept of the book comes from the inspiration of Japanese culture in Murakami's own life. Done in a traditional Japanese stab stitch book, this artist book tells the story of Murakami and Superflat.
8.5 x 11" Book
Read from right to left
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.
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.
Young Adults, Student Debt, and Economical Well Being
A redesign of PewResearch Center data of Young Adults, Student Debt and Economical Well-Being by Richard Fry.
The report while rich in data via graphics and written research, lacks coherence and legibility that would make it easily understandable for the average reader. The redesign points out multiple issues in both the visual and written data, and both simplifies and reorganize the data in which makes it more legible and understandable for the reader.
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.
A collaborative with Nanjin Li
Architecture Lecture Poster
SAIC Fall 2016 Architecture Lecture Series
Expressed only through typography, the design borrows the view of expanded isometric drawings often found in architecture blueprints