During junior and senior year I designed front pages weekly at the Ball State Daily News student newspaper. On print nights I conceptualized stories, wrote headlines, and chose photos or created illustrations. The front page on body camera footage won second place in the student category for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards. The Build-a-Beard front page won second place for illustration in the Indiana Collegiate Press Association student awards.
BSU SPJ Campaign
I worked with the Society of Professional Journalists Ball State chapter on a campaign to combat fake news. Partnering with the Ball State Libraries, I began with an infographic to inform students on ways to spot fake news by visualizing information from the CRAAP test.
The final campaign consists of an infographic, poster, T-shirt and sticker to promote the chapter and inform Ball State students.
Ball Bearings Magazine: The Roaring 20's
Through the Ball State student magazine, Ball Bearings, I had the opportunity to visualize stories through illustrations. As a page designer, I places the content and drew digital illustrations for a spread in the fall 2015 issue.
The Roaring 20's column shared one person's viewpoint on growing up and making choices that will impact young adults for the rest of their lives.
Check out the spread and full magazine for Fall 2015 on ISSUU.
Dandelions Flowers and Gifts is a floral shop located in downtown Muncie, Indiana. The design team specializes in floral arrangements for weddings, events, proms, sympathy, or everyday needs in the areas in and surrounding Muncie. Dandelions takes pride in creating very unique arrangements using uncommon flowers and artistic vision.
I redesigned their logomark and wordmark, as well as created an Identity Manual to implement consistency in design, communication, and marketing. With few limits on design, I drew inspiration from mid-century modern era furniture and ephemera that captures a fun, unique, and bright spirit.
Inspired by the food truck culture from a visit to Austin, Texas, I created my own portable eatery and branded their image. Pasta Pronto serves Italian pasta dishes for the downtown working culture.
Inspired by lettering artist Becca Clason, I developed a conceptual photography piece for the topic of my own typographic food experiment: Handling criticism.
Baking can be a tool for celebration and praise, creating a meal that is shared between close-knit groups in honor of an achievement. With anxiety I often fear that I will never be good enough, which can dampen my celebratory moments.
In these photographs I present my mind's perspective. The audience views these deserts from the perspective of someone living with a warped narrative in their brain.