This is a hypothetical outreach program that aims to inspire members of the Westport, Kansas City community and beyond to donate books to the Westport Branch of the KC Public Library.
This poster and others like it will be installed in communities surrounding Westport. The text at the bottom of the composition gives an overview of the program and requests book donations.
The Manifest Project is an example of my ability to design and bind books. What I love most about this project is that it gave me the chance to really delve into the art of book making. This volume was designed, typeset, printed, and bound by me. After numerous test prints and binds, the two final deliverables ended up looking exactly how I envisioned them. For this project I strived for a simple and functional design.
The font used for this entire publication is one weight of Mote from the Typotheque Type Foundry in the Netherlands.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5
Another project that I chose to rework during my spring junior semester. Being dissatisfied with my series of posters for the Folly Jazz Theater, I chose one of the artist’s posters to redesign. My original Kandace Springs poster was entirely black and white as well as purely typographic. During the redesign process, I set out to utilize color, collage, as well as letterforms built in Illustrator.
If my life were a movie.
The content of my Gun Violence in the United States publication is a series of text/image combinations that implement the theories of semiotics as well as ethos, pathos, and logos. I chose the tabloid format because gun violence is a big issue and the size of the publication reflects that.
This poster accompanies my gun violence tabloid and it also utilizes semiotics and Aristotle’s modes of persuasion. I kept the design simple and straight forward seeing as gun violence is a serious issue; I felt that any embellishment would be inappropriate. This is actually a redesign of my final deliverable but the only aspect that I changed was the addition of a short statement that when combined with the collaged image and statistic, sends a powerful message about gun violence.
Fedra is a type family that was designed by world renowned designer, Peter Bil’ak. I designed this bi-fold type specimen to display the various weights of Fedra, as well as its type-setting capabilities.
Dimensions: folded 8 1/2 x 11, half folded 11 x 17, poster 17 x 22
Wonga is a service whose interface was conceived and designed by Alex Duncan, Caroline Heiss, and Nick Kee. Wonga’s goal is to foster a better relationship between user’s and their finances. The USP of Wonga is that we visualize the abstract relationship between time and money.
How much is your time worth?
The Bic Picnic is an annul event held in July at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This design system was developed by myself along with four other designers: Ezra Dufair, Rachel Walter, Jessica Bee, and Aimee Harting. My contribution to the design was the map and the composition of the inside spread. The theme of the 2019 Big Picnic is fun and summery with an emphasis on the four sculptures being celebrated during the event; the four different covers of the pamphlet feature a graphic representation of one of the sculptures. For the map design I used Google Earth’s 3D model of the Nelson and grounds to accuracy and a sense of dimension.