The â€œOver The Rhineâ€? area of Cincinnat undergoing a recent facelift. The steep design; however, the environment help entrance in the rear and a ground leve that the home would have to be taller t and the northeasterly-facing front faĂ§ad Cohesively integrating the separate spa
ti, long considered not the most attractive place to live, has been p slope of the topography increased the challenging nature of the ped shape the design, which included a basement office/studio el entrance in the front. The extreme grade change also meant than the adjacent buildings so as not to obstruct the homeâ€™s views de dictated both height, and light, were paramount in the design. aces was crucial to creating a pleasant multi-generational home.
The majority of my de-
sign work is done on the computer, working primarily in Revit and Photoshop,
there is no replace-
ment for hand drawing and painting. A hybrid of computer and hand renderings
Designing a secret place to relax, reflect, and work became a project of understanding and defining of what I find aesthetically pleasing. Every inch of this hidden retreat, from the cozy nooks to usage of day lighting, is a reflection of my personal style. Having the structure off-the-grid gave me the chance to utilize my knowledge of sustainable tactics, products, and resources. I created this refuge to both be an extension of myself and the environment.
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SUMMER BUSINESS INSTITUTE
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While a student at Miami University, I completed a Thematic Sequence in Business while traveling to London and Paris, which provided the opportunity to broaden my horizons beyond traditional Marketing and Advertising. Working in teams, we researched Kimberly-Clark and, based on our findings, we created a new tissue brand, developed a marketing campaign targeted at a specific audience, and pitched the new product. The research indicated one niche of the tissue market was underserved; the children’s market. We created a brand targeting this market that was functional and fun by giving the secondary packaging some character, as well as making the packaging interactive. For example, a child could personalize the box with stickers and tissues were dispensed from the “nose” of the box. In the end, the “Boogie Be-Gone” was a huge hit and proved that it is “snot your average tissue.”
The Shawnee Pavilions are a c
project designed to help e and inform the visitors about
tion. The Shawnee Indians we
people to give significance t
they placed their sacred mo
top terrain. Today, Shawnee
haven to hikers and bird watc
trees and meandering paths do not do the landscape people off the ground would
Ohio River vistas, the bird wa
to be closer to their specim
one else a better view of the Mounds. The Pavilions, with
materials, create enough co
esting while their transparenc
do not detract from the natu
Overall, the Pavilions would p
enhanced site experience fo
emphasize, utilize, this historic loca-
ere the first known
to the area when
ounds on this hill-
e Lookout Park is a
chers. The dense
s, while pleasant, justice. Elevating give hikers better
atchers a chance
mens, and every-
e Shawnee Indian their man-made
ontrast to be inter-
cy and minimalism
provide for a more
or todayâ€™s visitors.
In the summer of 2009, I participated in a traveling studio through Italy gaining great appreciation for the culture, history, art, and graphic media. We drew and painted in different styles every day and created maps of our journeys of the larger cities in which we stayed. It reaffirmed my interests in graphics.
Houses in newer suburbs can lack a certain amount of individuality.
My goal was to create a multi-generational home with all the
warmth and practicality of a suburban house, but with the purposeful planning and eye-catching individuality of a home designed personally for a family. In doing this, the center of the home quickly became a pivotal part of the design.
This division helped
create centralization to the home with both circulation and light.
I continually sharpen my design and client interaction skills by making business c
and retouching logos, and creating bridal shower gifts. My artistic abilities have g
ties to assist others as well as advance my skills and abilities in the realm of grap
given me many opportuni-
phic design and branding.
B R A N D I N G
cards and flyers, designing
Photography and travel seem to go hand-in-hand and I have gained a great appreciation for both. Being able to travel, domestically and abroad, has been rewarding and inspiring. I have gotten to go to Chicago, London, Paris, and numerous cities in Italy. Being able to capture moments and memories allows me to continue to draw inspiration from these places, and to provide me with more opportunities to hone my Photoshopping skills.