Development of a Typeface at Stevenson University's School of Design Gallery chronicled Baltimore typographer Tal Leming's process as well as the creation of Balto, one of his newest typeface designs. I created the exhibition design and graphics as well as the accompanying collateral materials.
Several interactive typographic displays were created for the exhibition, including a basic kerning exercise and an oversized flip book visitors could use to compare adjustments made during the typeface's development.
2016 Communication Arts Typography Annual
2015 AAF Greater Frederick American Advertising Awards, Gold ADDY
My wife, Jenn, and I met in a foundation level drawing class in college. We used this point from our past as our inspiration to develop a series of collateral for our wedding. We mailed guests a custom laser engraved pencil as part of our save the date and each subsequent collateral piece utilized the pencil in some way.
The invitation folded out to a 12"x18" poster and contained an illustrated connect-the-dots portrait of us. On the RSVP cards, we asked guests to draw (or write) a message, which we displayed at the wedding reception. Lastly, the thank you cards featured an intricate maze that spelled "Thanks" once finished. At the wedding, guests helped put the finishing touches on our pencil illustrated guestbook poster by applying their fingerprints.
2013 HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards
2013 AAF Greater Frederick American Advertising Awards, Gold ADDY
The Draw of Lettering, a sweeping survey of contemporary posters, prints, logotypes, and packaging that embrace the tactile and expressive qualities of hand lettering, was an exhibition at Stevenson University's School of Design Gallery. I organized and curated the work for the exhibition from some of the finest letterers from around the world. I also designed the exhibition, print collateral, and publicity materials.
Additionally, I worked with Colin Tierney to hand letter the title wall of the exhibition with paint markers and Sharpies. The process took nearly 8 hours to complete.
Video courtesy of Stevenson University Office of Marketing and Digital Communications.
I collaborated with Jenn Laumann to design the poster for the 2014 American Advertising Federation of Greater Frederick student ADDY Awards. Posters were screen printed on four different color French Paper stocks using metallic inks.
2015 AAF Greater Frederick American Advertising Awards, Silver ADDY
Visual identity and collateral design for Stevenson University's annual new student orientation program, Mustang Days.
Print Out featured a collection of small-press publications and independent zines produced in multiple by various artists and designers. Displayed at the Stevenson University School of Design Gallery, the exhibition examined the concept of artist’s multiples and explored the underlying equipment used to produce each edition.
Environmental graphics were created for the gallery walls that reinforced the idea of artist’s multiples and utilized similar equipment. More than 300 printed squares of paper were arranged in a grid to spell PRINT. The bitmap font created by the grid as well as the pattern printed on each square reference the original Macintosh operating system, which together with its revolutionary application PageMaker ushered in the era of desktop publishing and was a precursor for today’s self-publishing boom.
Hosted by the Stevenson University Department of Communication Studies, the United States of Stevenson Student, Faculty, and Staff Forum was an opportunity for the campus community to engage in an open dialogue, pose questions, and share concerns.
The United States of Stevenson Student, Faculty, and Staff Forum logo was featured in the 2017 LogoLounge Trends Report and will be published in the upcoming LogoLounge Book 10.
2017 American Advertising Federation National ADDY Award, Silver
2017 American Advertising Federation District 2 ADDY Award, Silver
2017 American Advertising Federation Greater Frederick ADDY Award, Silver
Disruption, the 2017 Stevenson University Senior Capstone exhibition, showcased the talents of graduating art and visual communication design majors who developed and installed individual projects for the show as a culmination of their Stevenson academic experience.
For the exhibition identity, a custom alphabet of distorted letters was created using a scanner to manipulate the shapes and forms. Additionally, a series of textures printed in Stevenson's printmaking studio were used on exhibition materials and collateral.
The 2017 Stevenson University Department of Film & Moving Image senior capstone poster was designed to become an actual moving image. The poster was designed in 32 individual frames that could be torn apart and stacked together to create a flipbook title sequence.