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FOREWORD My design process is always the same, no matter the project.

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The initial step involves setting out the essential components,

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focusing on the design objective, the target audience and goals.

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I can then narrow the focus, exploring the competition, the broader landscape and the core unique qualities of the product. Each component must be singled out for analysis and consideration. Once the entirety of the challenge is laid out, dismantled and bare, I can then formulate a cohesive vision—a whole—that is greater than the sum of its parts.


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ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Packaging 2

Identity

embossing powder

Carpentry | Bradley Barber

Packaging

reclaimed wood

Photography | Melanie Duerkopp

Print

bone

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INSTRUCTOR

Web

reclaimed glass

Alchimia

Christine George

Client Work

linen paper

YEAR

TIMEFRAME

2013

15 weeks


OBJECTIVE

APPROACH

Alchemy is defined as a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy prac-

Embossed black and gold lettering on fine linen paper gives each piece of

ticed in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and is concerned principally

the kit a luxurious feel while the black on black treatments keep the package

with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and finding

design modern, simple, and elegant. The Alchemist’s box was made entirely

a universal solvent and an elixir of life.

from reclaimed wood. Craftsmanship credit goes to the talented Bradley

In an attempt to bring a modern design approach to the ancient practice of

Barber from Frick and Frack Scraps.

alchemy, I created the fictitious brand “Alchimia”. The prompt was to conceptualize and develop a survival kit. I opted to create a high-end kit for the modern day alchemist, infusing the sinister with polished artistry.

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Packaging 2

Identity

recycled steel

Carpentry | Bradley Barber

Packaging

reclaimed wood

Print

repurposed glass

Web

dry transfers

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Restored Water

Christine George

Client Work

YEAR

TIMEFRAME

2012

15 weeks


OBJECTIVE

APPROACH

Now more than ever, there is a crucial need for new, reliable and local-

The approach was to create a brand that would be a blueprint for water

ly-controlled water sources around the world. Water supplies are not always

agencies throughout the world in order to help solve local water supply

available and will be more difficult to rely on in the future due to regions

issues. Restored Water’s identity concept was inspired by patterns found

competing for shares of distant water imports. These challenges, along with

in groundwater filtration systems while the packaging concept inspiration

expected population growth, cause for a need to find new ways to maximize

came from mixing clean lines with stainless steel, glass, and recycled wood

annual sustainable yield of the groundwater basin. The Restored Water iden-

materials. The final system resulted in the creation of a line of reusable water

tity concept was strongly influenced by the process of taking highly treated

canteens that convey a modern and minimalistic approach to design while

wastewater that would have previously been discharged into the Pacific

still functioning as a piece of art in the household.

Ocean and purifying it using a three-step advanced treatment process.

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Nature of Identity

Identity

recycled lab equipment

Photography | Melanie Deurkopp

Packaging

orchids

Print

Colorplan cardstock

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INSTRUCTOR

Fredericks of Hollywood

Hunter Wimmer

Client Work

YEAR

TIMEFRAME

2012

15 weeks

Web


OBJECTIVE

APPROACH

For my graduate Nature of Identity class I was asked to manifest a renewed

I wanted to create a visual language that retained the sensuality, seduction,

“soul” for a dead, defunct, or dying brand. I chose to rebrand Frederick’s of

and innovation of the old Fredericks of Hollywood while introducing a new

Hollywood and I identified “innovation” at the heart of Fredrick Mellinger’s

approach to the brand and its extensions. Macro photography of nature,

original brand and re-built it from there. The iconic Frederick’s of Holly-

orchids, chemistry, and technology were utilized throughout the identity

wood was transformed into Frederick Mellinger laboratories; A brand that

manual in order to create a feel of intrigue, attraction, and innovation. The

now offers the science and technology behind attraction.

dark photography and heavy usage of black pays homage to Frederick Mellinger’s roots as an avant-garde fashion designer who introduced the first black thong to the American woman.

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Package Designer

Identity

Pantone swatch book

Creative Direction | Daniel Biasatti

Packaging

bone folder

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SENIOR DESIGNER

Williams-Sonoma

Sarah Hingston

Client Work

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DURATION

2013-2014

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ABOUT THE COMPANY & POSITION

APPROACH

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier retailer of home

I utilized type, graphics, color and illustration/photo elements to meet

furnishings, culinary and serving equipment, and specialty foods and cook-

unique merchandising and personality demands. I also provided art direc-

ing ingredients in the United States and Canada. As an in-house package

tion requirements to in-house photo teams for execution of photography

designer at Williams-Sonoma I was required to design specialty packaging

elements. The bulk of my time designing in-house at Williams-Sonoma was

solutions against all Williams-Sonoma product categories while simultane-

spent on finding fresh approaches to creative briefs in a fast-paced work

ously staying on top of relevant industry trends for design inspiration and

environment. I introduced innovative design elements that solved unique

technical requirements.

product positioning and brand marketing needs.

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Type Systems

Identity

wire

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natural objects

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Pantone swatch book

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Protect Patagonia Campaign

Scott Wong

Client Work

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TIMEFRAME

2011

15 weeks

Web


BACKGROUND

APPROACH

Conservacion Patagonica is a conservation group whose mission is “protect-

I designed a poster campaign to create awareness for the Conservation

ing and restoring wildland ecosystems, biodiversity, and healthy communities

of Patagonia and to help support Sin Represas, an effort by the people of

in Patagonia through the formation of new national parks. Presently, Chilean

Southern Chile and their allies worldwide to fight against determined cor-

Patagonia is under attack by an international energy company that plans to

porate and political forces. Outlines of native animals and ghostly imagery

build five massive hydroelectric dams on the Pasqua and Baker rivers. The

of destructive power lines were used in the design to convey feelings of

dams would drown large amounts of wild land, industrialize a pastoral region

extinction and disappearance within the Patagonian ecosystem.

with growing potential for ecotourism and require the clear-cutting of native forest to accommodate 1,500 miles of transmission lines.

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COURSE

CATEGORY

MEDIA

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Packaging 1

Identity

spray paint

Carpentry | Bradley Barber

Packaging

reclaimed wood

Illustration | Monica Wu

Print

glass

PROJECT

INSTRUCTOR

Web

dry transfers

Six Rivers Brewery

Chamindri Wijemanne

Client Work

screenprinting ink

YEAR

TIMEFRAME

2013

15 weeks


OBJECTIVE

APPROACH

Like its larger local beer brethren at Eel River and Lost Coast breweries,

I aimed to highlight and play-up the distinctiveness of each beer through

Six Rivers Brewery operates a vibrant brew pub—a social and cultural hub

design and lifestyle branding while still retaining the heritage of the brew-

in its Humboldt enclave. 75% of the beer produced at Six Rivers goes right

ery’s core brand values. Each beer has its own personality and everything

through the tap and never leaves the premises. It’s this reason that their dis-

from the custom illustrations to the packaging materials reflect the vibe of

tinct micro brews haven’t reached the masses and the few brews that have

Humboldt and the uniqueness of each micro brew. Today, breweries need to

aren’t the ones that catch your eye on the shelves. My objective was to bring

cater to a younger craft beer audience and an arena where names like Stone

Six Rivers Brewery into a more modern space by updating current package

Brewery, Lost Coast, Lagunitas, and 21st Ammendment are the big players.

design, thereby enabling the brewery to “stand out in a sea of sameness” from other Northern California establishments.

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Visual Designer

Identity

reclaimed tires

Photography | Jenn Farmer

Packaging

micron pens

Women’s Designer | Kenya Stabler

Print

coconuts + rum

CLIENT

CEO/FOUNDER

Indosole

Kyle Parsons

Client Work

YEAR

TIMEFRAME

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COMPANY MISSION

DESIGN APPROACH

Indosole is a growing footwear company based in California, USA, with

When I was approached by Indosole back in 2012, the founder was looking

manufacturing in Bali, Indonesia. Indosole products are handmade by skilled

for a designer whose beliefs aligned with those of the company. I am inspired

Indonesian artisans and the production process does not contain any fuel

by the repurposing concept and by these amazing people who bring their

powered machines, just strong hands and minds.

dreams to action. Their products are exciting, all the more so because of

Indosole’s mission is to repurpose one million tires that would otherwise end up in the overflowing Indonesian landfills by giving them new life as footwear, while inspiring resourceful living amongst their youth and communities.

the beneficial impact on the environment and the local lives that are altered in the process. Whether in package, print or web design, my focus is on highlighting the fusion of the dream with the action, the rich traditions and vibrant colors of Bali with the adventurous California spirit.

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Freelance design

Identity

baker’s twine

Packaging

soy candles

Print

Pantone swatch book

Web

biodegradable kraft tubes

PROJECT

CLIENT

Chick Lit Candles

Lisa Richmon

Client Work

YEAR

TIMEFRAME

2013

18 weeks


OVERVIEW

APPROACH

With its snark-infused positive psychology, Chick Lit could be the love child

I designed each candle to stand out within the candle gift space by utilizing

of Chelsea Handler and Martin Seligman. Conceived by an essayist and writ-

bright colors and hand-drawn illustrations in order to give each package its

ing coach, Chick Lit was never meant to be just another beautiful candle that

own personality. The two-sided hang tag was designed for the user to slip

doesn’t stand out in the crowd. Lisa Richmon created each Chick Lit persona

off the tube and carry in her wallet, or keep in her office, for continued fun

to fill a void in the niche candle and inspiration gift space. It was important

and inspiration. It was also important to use recyclable and biodegradable

that the packaging be as fresh and unique as the overall concept and the

kraft tubes that look crisp and clean, but could be reimagined as a holder

various moving parts. Chick Lit is more than a card, and not just a candle. It’s

for makeup brushes, pens and pencils, or coins.

more like a card in a candle.

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FRONT & CENTER

A GIRL’S MANIFESTO ON SEXUAL HEALTH

At the age of 18, thousands teenage girls trade the comfort and security of home for college or career life. This transition presents new challenges for a young female in a society often blind to the particulars of this stage of life. When I was in college I learned to craft design and narrative and to appreciate the importance of presenting a strong brand. During this process, I noticed that my identity as a woman and that of other women worldwide was strangely absent from the design conversation. Most notable to me was the issue of feminine sexual health and hygiene. The presentation of related products, simply put, is an affront to the dignity & sense of self worth and privacy women deserve. I began to visualize and construct a new approach.

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MY THESIS PROJECT IS A PRODUCT OF EXTENSIVE RESEARCH & INVESTIGATION & DEMONSTRATES MY ABILITY TO USE GRAPHIC DESIGN AS A VEHICLE FOR SOCIAL AWARENESS AND CHANGE, INCORPORATING RESPECT & DIGNITY FOR THE CONSUMER INTO THE MARKETING FOCUS SURROUNDING FEMININE HYGIENE.


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COURSE

CATEGORY

MEDIA

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

MFA Thesis

Identity

spray paint

Model Making | Gemmiti Model Art

Packaging

molded paper pulp

Photography | Nich Barresi

Print

biodegradable kraft tubes

Sewing Construction | Devin Denman

Web

rubber stamps screenprinting ink

PROJECT

ADVISOR

Front & Center

Bob Slote

Client Work

YEAR

TIMEFRAME

2011-2014

2+ years


OVERVIEW

APPROACH

Today, brands are spending millions of dollars on design campaigns but they

I have created a lifestyle brand which embodies a new head space and shift of

still haven’t addressed the issue of female embarrassment when it comes to

consciousness that manifests with products packaged and designed to reso-

the marketing and packaging of feminine sexual health and hygiene products.

nate accordingly. This thesis was created to help women feel supported via

The identity of a woman is strangely absent from the design conversation

packaging dignified with a sense of confidentiality and sensitivity when pur-

within this category. Consumer life is very saturated with visual noise and

chasing sexual health products. Through better design, women will be free to

there are so many choices and unclear messages that don’t make making

shop absent of the perceived stigma associated with the products.

those decisions easy. In a cluttered world, brands need to embody the values and aspirations of a group and emotionally connect with the consumer in order to be seen.

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ADREANNA FEMININE OINTMENTS

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“I Can’t believe that there are five different companies selling vaginal ointments and not one of them understands that the reason I hide all their products under other products in my shopping cart is because I don’t want people to know what I am buying.”


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ELIZABETH PURCHASING CONDOMS

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“I am a young woman and I buy the condoms in my relationship. Do you have any idea the looks I get while trying to be responsible? It is incredibly foolish that the condom manufacturers haven’t figured out that a lot of my girl friends also reluctantly buy condoms and experience the same reaction. Many of my male friends feel the same way.”

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The public nature of the retail drug store does not provide the best environment to shop for feminine sexual health, hygiene, and OTC pharmaceutical items with dignity or comfort.

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The 1930s woman had a heavy load to bear, with keeping her vagina antiseptically clean and her bowels moving! The 1930s view of feminine hygiene was that in order to keep your man happy, you had to have a sterilized vagina. The entirety of your marital happiness depended on it.

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IT'S TIME TO LEAVE THE NEGATIVE STIGMAS IN THE PAST & CONSTRUCT A NEW APPROACH.


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Harper Supply Co. is a lifestyle brand completely driven by the female consumer. It introduces a new head space & shift of consciousness that manifests with products packaged and designed to resonate accordingly. The design encourages women to feel supported while purchasing sexual health products, act responsibly and have fun with sex without feeling judged. Women can now feel attractive, in-control, and confident before busting a move in the bedroom.

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SHOUT OUTS

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FAMILY Thank you for the constant stream of support throughout these last three years in San Francisco. My Master's degree would not have been possible without your encouragement and reminders to always take a minute to slow down and be present.

FRIENDS For all the times you had to hear me whine and bitch about being your positive feedback, family dinners, and weekend beer breaks, I don't think I would have kept my sanity over the course of grad school. In some way, each of you have inspired my work and given me the confidence to do great things.

TEACHERS Thank you Hunter Wimmer, Mary Scott, Phil Hamlett, Bob Slote and the rest of the Academy of Art instructors for mentoring and sharing your invaluable knowledge and professional guidance.

CLASSMATES Thank you to my tightest support system during these challenging years. I'm beyond grateful for this opportunity in graduate school because by chance, we were all able to cross paths in life. Through this program I have made lifelong friendships and together we share an experience that has all made us stronger and wiser.

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