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Hello there! I'm a creative Detroit based graphic designer and graduate from the College for Creative Studies. Please enjoy this archive of design work, process, thoughts and experiences. If you want to further connect please email me at Thanks for viewing!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


This publication highlights the voice of Stefan Sagmeister and his philosophies about design, along with my own response to his work. The concept of guts is based off a direct quote about taking risks. I set the book up to tactilely reflect the issue using color and pacing seeing it as almost an alive appendage of this conversation. The deeper you page through the closer you get to the heart of the book. I designed a typeface made entirely out of pig intestines, which was a personal guts moment stepping out of my comfort zone to try and create something with a bit more life.


I was selected to participate in CCS's practicum course where we worked to design the materials and space for the Student Exhibition Opening and Portfolio Day for the Graphic Design department. It was definitely a challenge to think about typography in the context of space, but as you can see we had a lot of fun playing with and embracing the possibilities.

Portfolio Day

Student Exhibition Opening

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Experimental Typography

This book's content includes the article 'Experimental Typography' by Peter Bilak along with my response. Bilak's voice and mine interact throughout the book and are distinguished by different size and weight of type. When we agree the text converges together, when we disagree the text separates, and on neutral issues the text is centrally aligned. I believe that there is such a thing as experimental typography and have chosen this opportunity to explore different personal experiments.


Friday, February 12, 2010

B&U Annual Report: Threaded Together

This is an annual report created in collaboration with Jenny Shaddach for our fictional fashion boutique, Buttons & Umbrellas. The title of the book “Threaded Together” represents how we envisioned our company in relationship to our customers, as a friendly tight-knit community of people who love fashion. The name of our store is derived from the story of how Jenny and I became friends and lead to us starting this company.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Tie it 'round

This project was to create a unique timeline from a chosen theme, mine was, “Tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree.” I created an Illustrated and digital timeline. The digital timeline comprised of a process where all the numbers for the dates were created out of yellow ribbon, and to reference this I designed the title to reflect ribbons also.